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Capturing green house gas emissions

Scientists from James Cook University are developing a novel biofilter that converts greenhouse gas emissions from coal mines into oxygen and biomass, writes Kirsten Heimann. Given the long term...

Mines urged to prepare for storms and cyclones

Queensland mines, quarries and petroleum and gas operations have been urged to ensure their emergency response plans are ready for severe storms and cyclones this summer. Natural Resources and Mines...

Are you managing risk or running an internal PR campaign

Do you have an uncertainty Management system? WHAT THE…? OK, so that’s an unusual question, but those of you who have had a look at the relatively newish (if you call 2009 newish) ISO31000 will...

Mining labourers red hot on Qld safety heat map

The Mining and Construction Labour sector is one of the worst performers on Work Safe Queensland’s recently released ‘safety heat map’ that shows the relative harm by occupation and...

$238,000 fine over Pilbara mine death

BHP Billiton and HWE Newman Services (HWE) were collectively handed a total of $238,000 in fines at Perth Magistrate’s Court on 24 October, in relation to the death of a Pilbara mining worker nearly...

Mount Mulligan mine disaster

The Mount Mulligan mine disaster of 1921 shocked the nation and brought about badly needed changes to legislation, writes Tracey Mackay. Mine safety professionals across the country were forced to...

Successful rehabilitation down to supervisors

Employers play a pivotal role in the recovery and early return to work of injured workers. The role of supervisors is the most crucial of all. Research has shown that the return to work process and...

Around the world

1 SOUTH AMERICA While it would seem odd to expect high blood lead levels in a remote area of the Peruvian Amazon, that is the case. The metal is valuable there, since it is easily moulded to make...

Injuries are a real strain on the workplace

With the end of Safe Work Australia Month approaching, Chief Executive Officer Rex Hoy is urging all Australian workers to take care and avoid the nation’s most common work-related injury –...

How the west was won

In his role as Safety Executive Director at Western Australia’s Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) Resources Safety, Simon Ridge is the man at the helm of a program to reform and develop safety...

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