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SafeWork Australia reports on December 2013 fatalities

SafeWork Australia has released their Notifiable Fatalities Monthly Report for December 2013 which shows some very poor results for the resources sector. There were 24 work-related notifiable...

Jobs may go at Leightons after major review announced

Employees of Leightons could soon find themselves out of work, with Leighton’s majority shareholder, Hochtief, announcing an extensive review that was likely to lead to job losses throughout...

Safety-Dave

What does safety look like

CELEBRATE THE DIFFERENCE So as it turns out, each person is pretty unique. Nobody else has your DNA. So physically, unless you’re an identical twin, you are different from everyone else in the entire...

Blueprint for mental health in mining released

Last Friday the NSW Minerals Council released a Blueprint for Mental Health and Wellbeing, providing a high level guide to addressing the mental health and wellbeing of employees in the state’s...

Lies & deception - At the Bulli Royal Commission

Lies & deception – At the Bulli Royal Commission

An extract from The Bulli Mining Disaster 1887: Lessons from the Past by Donald P.Dingsdag. On Wednesday 23 March 1887 at 2.30 pm, an explosion occurred at the Bulli Colliery in New South Wales which...

Registrations open for WA Safety and Health Conference

The program for WA’s Safety and Health Conference in April is now available from the Chamber of  Minerals and Energy (CME) website. The conference will be held 14-15 April at the Perth...

Stop mosquitoes breeding on the mine site

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland calls on workplaces to do their share in helping stop mosquitoes breeding to protect workers from mosquito bites. Mosquitoes lay eggs in containers that hold...

Santos fined for contaminating groundwater with uranium

Santos was issued with a $1500 fine on February 18 after a leaking storage pond at their Pilliga coal seam gas site in NSW was found to be contaminated with uranium at levels 20 times higher than...

CSIRO helps mines find the right water balance

The CSIRO has developed a new water management model they believe will help Australia’s coal mining industry to be better equipped to deal with extreme weather events. A KEY CHALLENGE FOR THE...

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