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Medical assessments: Who should pay?

Mining companies are breaching the law by pushing costs for medical assessments and safety gear on to workers according to the CFMEU and the Queensland Government. The Queensland Chief Inspector of...

Liebherr R 9800

Idemitsu expands mining fleet

On 24 August 2018, coal giant Idemitsu added a new Liebherr R 9800 excavator followed by three new ultra-class Komatsu 930E dump trucks to increase production at their Boggabri coal mine in NSW. This...

safety management systems

New standard for safety management systems

A new soon to be released Australian and International standard for safety management systems is set to redefine the relationship between Australian standards and legislation. International Standard...

noise dosimeter

Your own portable iPhone noise dosimeter

A free noise dosimeter app created by Australian Hearing Services now allows mineworkers to measure noise doses with relative accuracy. Soundlog is an iPhone noise dosimeter that will measure Laeq...

black lung

Black Lung : One in ten workers could have it

One in ten underground coal miners who have worked in coal mines for at least 25 years in the USA were identified as having black lung, according to a report by the  National Institute for...

NZ Safety Alert – Miner knocked unconscious by chain

Surface – Gold – On 6/19/2018, a miner was seriously injured while making repairs on a rotating screen plant. A chain used to lift a thrust bearing failed and struck the miner in the head. The...

NZ Safety Alert – Operator/Driver distractions

www.minex.org.nz Operator/Driver distractions We have received a number of loss of control of vehicle incidents where loss of concentration or distraction are listed as contributing factors. NZTA...

mining innovation

ANGLO AMERICAN TOPS MINING INNOVATION AWARDS

Brisbane based Anglo American – Grasstree Mine is leading the way in mining innovation in health and safety, taking out the top accolade at this year’s 30th Queensland Mining Industry Health and...

HYDROGEN HITS THE ROAD

Energy Networks Australia has welcomed the release of the National Hydrogen Roadmap, which sets out a blueprint for the development of a hydrogen industry in Australia, showing a cost competitive...

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