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Psychological distress in the workplace

The numbers are staggering: 1 in 5 Australian adults will experience a mental illness every year; a figure which stacks up to 48% of us over our lifetime. A recent FIFO/DIDO Mental Health Research...

Sign of the mines

“The physical appearance of the warning may inadvertently communicate hazard severity.”  There’s much more to creating effective warnings than choosing the right colour, size, location and font...

Biodiesels breath of fresh air

Is biodiesel the breath of fresh air the mining sector has been looking for? Dr Victoria Haritos from the CSIRO looks at the case for biodiesel in the resources sector. The 2012 classification of...

Call for Safety Board Nominations

Nominations are being sought from suitably qualified people to become independent members of the NSW Mining Competence Board. If you have expertise in the development of competence standards and...

Psychological compensation claims on the rise

Musculosketal injuries are still the main trigger for compensation claims in the mining sector however psychological claims are on the rise, according to WorkCover Queensland data. Research also...

Flying eyebolt causes head injury

Two men are lucky to be alive after a 2kg eyebolt dislodged from a passing truck, smashed through their vehicle’s windscreen, and struck the driver in the head. According to the CQ News the men were...

Safety Act passed in NSW

The NSW Parliament has passed the Work Health and Safety (Mines) Act 2013 .The Act was assented on 1 July 2013 but will not commence until the making of the supporting Work Health and Safety (Mines)...

BHP Replaces State Ambulance with Private Paramedics

10 July 2013: Unions are concerned safety could suffer due to BHPs recent decision to replace the Queensland Ambulance Service with a private paramedic firm. According to the Sunshine Coast Daily...

Remote satellite phones get triple zero access

9 July 2013 Mine workers in remote Australia will now have the peace of mind that their handheld satellite phones have access to the Triple Zero emergency call service. This outcome follows the...

Entries for safety awards closing soon

Organisers of the National Safety Council of Australia (NSCA) Safety Awards are making final calls for nominations before the 14th July closing deadline. Recognising achievement in Best Practice...

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