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$1.9 million Qld miner compo claim rejected

A request for $1.9million in workers compensation by a former Qld miner has been rejected by a Rockhampton court which instead awarded the man $290,000. Timothy James Klein injured his back at the...

Free workshops to battle the mining blues

beyondblue is holding a series of free workshops to help HR managers, OHS managers, senior leaders, wellbeing managers in the mining and resource industry learn how to manage common mental health...

Safe people corrupted by unsafe culture

“…THE USE OF PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING WITHIN YOUR RECRUITMENT PROCESSES NEEDS TO BE BETTER UNDERSTOOD.” Technical safety specialist, David G Broadbent, argues recruiting the right people will only...

Relining Fatality – A case study

On June 14, 2003, a maintenance repair foreman, age 25, was fatally injured while changing liner plates in a jaw crusher. Salyards was inside the crusher positioning a wedge bar to secure the upper...

Massive fines for dangerous goods transport in WA

Two truck drivers could face fines of tens of thousands of dollars after they were found to have seriously contravened dangerous goods transport regulations. The drivers were stopped in Albany by...

Raising Awareness on Chemical Classifications

Safe Work Australia is hosting a series of training and information sessions to raise awareness and understanding of the hazard classification, safety data sheet and labelling requirements for...

Settling the dust – How much is too much

Leong Mar and Peter Wypych present the findings from their research project into scientifically measuring and quantifying the ‘dustiness’ of a material, an area that all too often is left to personal...

Self-contained rescuer catches fire underground

In what can only be described as ironic, concerns have been raised over the safety of self-contained rescuers after one such device combusted at a Hunter Valley underground coal mine. NSW Mine Safety...

New Safety Specialists for WA

The Western Australian government has appointed seven new specialist safety inspectors to work specifically in the resources and mining sector. Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Marmion said the...

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