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Relationships on the rocks in mining sector

In an Australian first, research from Griffith University in Queensland has found that relationship problems may see male miners at greater risk of suicide, relative to men in other occupations. The...

WA’s releases Resources Safety report card

WA’s Resources Safety has produced a nifty little poster summing up the State’s Safety Performance for 2011-12.
Lots of great, easy to understand, stats and figures. Check it out:

Barrick Kanowna wins underground emergency competition

Barrick Kanowna has taken out the CME Underground Mine Emergency Response Competition held last weekend at KCGM’s Mt Charlotte site in Kalgoorlie-Boulder in WA. 12 teams  were each tasked with...

Lung cancer in WA miners research gets funding boost

Research to determine the risk of lung cancer among West Australian miners and a study that compares the long-term health outcomes of naltrexone implants with other therapies are among projects to...

Fee restructure offers simpler compliance for industry

Queensland’s rapidly-growing petroleum and gas industry is being asked for its views on a new fee structure that aims to make compliance simpler, and provide a stable funding base to deliver critical...

Capturing green house gas emissions

Scientists from James Cook University are developing a novel biofilter that converts greenhouse gas emissions from coal mines into oxygen and biomass, writes Kirsten Heimann. Given the long term...

Mines urged to prepare for storms and cyclones

Queensland mines, quarries and petroleum and gas operations have been urged to ensure their emergency response plans are ready for severe storms and cyclones this summer. Natural Resources and Mines...

Are you managing risk or running an internal PR campaign

Do you have an uncertainty Management system? WHAT THE…? OK, so that’s an unusual question, but those of you who have had a look at the relatively newish (if you call 2009 newish) ISO31000 will...

Mining labourers red hot on Qld safety heat map

The Mining and Construction Labour sector is one of the worst performers on Work Safe Queensland’s recently released ‘safety heat map’ that shows the relative harm by occupation and...

$238,000 fine over Pilbara mine death

BHP Billiton and HWE Newman Services (HWE) were collectively handed a total of $238,000 in fines at Perth Magistrate’s Court on 24 October, in relation to the death of a Pilbara mining worker nearly...

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