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The Mount Mulligan mine disaster of 1921 shocked the nation and brought about badly needed changes to legislation, writes Tracey Mackay. Mine safety professionals across the country were forced to reassess their attitude to handling explosives in so...

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Successful rehabilitation down to supervisors

Employers play a pivotal role in the recovery and early return to work of injured workers. The role of supervisors is the most crucial of all. Research has shown that the return to work process and...

Around the world

1 SOUTH AMERICA While it would seem odd to expect high blood lead levels in a remote area of the Peruvian Amazon, that is the case. The metal is valuable there, since it is easily moulded to make...

Injuries are a real strain on the workplace

With the end of Safe Work Australia Month approaching, Chief Executive Officer Rex Hoy is urging all Australian workers to take care and avoid the nation’s most common work-related injury –...

How the west was won

In his role as Safety Executive Director at Western Australia’s Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) Resources Safety, Simon Ridge is the man at the helm of a program to reform and develop safety...

Safety expert to speak in Brisbane

World-renowned safety expert, Professor Sidney Dekker of Griffith University, will be sharing some of his latest research during Safe Work Month at a breakfast presentation in Brisbane next Tuesday...

Don’t hold your breath

Food, clothing and shelter may be the basic needs of human kind, but they pale in comparison to our most essential need of all; the need to breath, writes Tracey Mackay. Clean air is vital to our...

Shredding light on the mine site

Proper design of haul road lighting systems is essential to the efficient and safe operation of an open cut mine writes Nitai Pal, S.Vamsi Krishna and Pradip Kumar Sadhu. At a surface mine covering...

Safety driven

BHP won some fans, and surprisingly, created a few enemies with the company’s plans to improve vehicle safety on their mine sites, writes Andrew David. Last year BHP announced that from January 2016...

Heat stress gets watered down

In a sunburnt country like Australia the consequences of heat stress on a mine site can be catastrophic. Veronica Miller and Dr Graham Bates from Curtin University conducted a study that found the...

‘Mining’ for metals using nature’s machines

Scientists at the University of York are to lead an international team that will explore the use of plants to recover precious metals from mine tailings around the world. Researchers in the...

Crack down on fuel tankers across the country

In light of the recent fuel tanker crash in New South Wales, Dangerous Goods Officers from WA’s Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) spent yesterday in Kwinana inspecting similar trucks. The...

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