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49% of mine site deaths in WA are first year employees

WA’s chief resources safety regulator sent a strong warning to industry workers and companies at the 2013 Mines Safety Roadshow in Geraldton on Monday, following its study into 13 years of WA...

Newcastle Uni offers Master of WHS via distance ed

The Australian OHS Education Accreditation Board announced this week that the University of Newcastle program leading to a Master of Work Health and Safety has achieved accreditation by meeting the...

Temporary Workers Given Lessons in Safety

SafeWork SA has launched a new program to help people who hold a temporary working visa to understand their rights and responsibilities under South Australia’s work health and safety laws. The ...

WA Mine Safety Roadshows start next week

WA’s Resources Safetywill be conducting a series of Mines Safety Roadshows throughout the month of October. The Roadshow will visit Geraldton, the Pilbara, Bunbury, Kalgoorlie and Perth. This...

Fortescue dismisses contractor over death of a worker

The death of a worker last month has prompted Fortescue Metals Group to invoke their contractual right to take back management of its Christmas Creek ore processing plant from contractor Crushing...

Qld miners may lose compo for travel injuries

Queensland miners injured on their way to and from work could soon lose the right to workers compensation as WorkCover Queensland looks to reign in the spiraling cost of claims. The Courier Mail...

Hundreds gather in Townsville for Miners Memorial Day

Hundreds of people have gathered to honour the lives of more than 1470 workers killed during three centuries of mining in Queensland. Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Andrew Cripps said he...

$40,000 grants for health and wellbeing projects

Queensland mine operators and mine service companies are being invited to apply for up to $40,000 to fund initiatives designed to improve the health and wellbeing of workers. Funded projects must...

$70,000 safety scholarship on offer

New researcher pursuing a higher degree and interested in workplace health and safety are encouraged to apply for SafeWork SA’s WHS Supplementary Scholarships. “In order to help increase awareness...

Mining snubbed by Abbott in new cabinet lineup

The mining sector has been snubbed by the incoming Abbott Government with this country’s biggest money-maker being lumped into the ‘Industry’ portfolio. Meanwhile ‘Sport’ gets a portfolio all of its...

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