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Confined space access risks

Throughout Australia each and every year confined space deaths continue to occur despite concerted efforts by Government regulators, safety and engineering professionals. Unfortunately, statistics...

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Controlling risks help Lowndes win races

V8 Supercar Champion Craig Lowndes OAM told a mining industry audience at the Gold Coast that winning races is not a matter of chance…it’s a matter of controlling risks. Speaking at this year’s...

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Poetry to communicate safety

A mining industry conference in Queensland has heard that poetry can be used to communicate safety messages at coal mining operations. Glencore have committed their “safe coal rules” to...

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Heart health for mine workers

A Queensland Mining Health & Safety Conference has been told that heart health screening for workers has positive outcomes for the community and company employees. In address to this years safety...

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Mining Safety Legend Awarded

The Queensland Mining Industry this morning recognised Frank Windridge (Former Queensland Mining Warden) as a Mining Safety Legend. Frank, formerly from Hughenden, commenced his career in 1982 with...

Industry leaders talk mining health & safety

Mining industry leaders across Western Australia have gathered to talk mining health & safety. Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Johnston officially opened the Department of Mines, Industry...

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Marketing Mine Safety – MineARC Systems

When it comes to marketing mine safety products and growing a business, MineARC systems is clearly one of the Australian mining industry leaders. MineARC was recently announced as this years 2018...

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Safe to work for Australian mining industry

While Australian mining companies have demonstrated a consistent focus over the last two decades on getting miners safe to work, some are questioning what needs to be done to improve safety while...

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Do driverless trucks save lives?

There has been a lot of conversation surrounding the use of driverless trucks in mining. It was in 2015 that two Pilbara mines started using them to move iron ore. The workers control the trucks from...

Death At Paraburdoo Mine

28-year-old Daniel Patterson was fatally injured when the Haulpak he was driving left the road at Rio Tinto’s Channar mine in Paraburdoo. The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety is...

Importance of Deep Level Mine Safety

Safety is imperative in every mining situation. However, the need for safety for deep level mining is on a whole different level. Deep level mining requires a deeper dig, in search of minerals. It’s...

Why Is The Right PPE Equipment So Important In Mining?

A lot of the injuries that occur in mining can be easily prevented. How? With the appropriate PPE. PPE is personal protective equipment. Every task that takes place requires certain pieces of PPE...

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