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World-renowned safety expert, Professor Sidney Dekker of Griffith University, will be sharing some of his latest research during Safe Work Month at a breakfast presentation in Brisbane next Tuesday 22 October. Professor Dekker will present on the...

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Don’t hold your breath

Food, clothing and shelter may be the basic needs of human kind, but they pale in comparison to our most essential need of all; the need to breath, writes Tracey Mackay. Clean air is vital to our...

Shredding light on the mine site

Proper design of haul road lighting systems is essential to the efficient and safe operation of an open cut mine writes Nitai Pal, S.Vamsi Krishna and Pradip Kumar Sadhu. At a surface mine covering...

Safety driven

BHP won some fans, and surprisingly, created a few enemies with the company’s plans to improve vehicle safety on their mine sites, writes Andrew David. Last year BHP announced that from January 2016...

Heat stress gets watered down

In a sunburnt country like Australia the consequences of heat stress on a mine site can be catastrophic. Veronica Miller and Dr Graham Bates from Curtin University conducted a study that found the...

‘Mining’ for metals using nature’s machines

Scientists at the University of York are to lead an international team that will explore the use of plants to recover precious metals from mine tailings around the world. Researchers in the...

Crack down on fuel tankers across the country

In light of the recent fuel tanker crash in New South Wales, Dangerous Goods Officers from WA’s Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) spent yesterday in Kwinana inspecting similar trucks. The...

49% of mine site deaths in WA are first year employees

WA’s chief resources safety regulator sent a strong warning to industry workers and companies at the 2013 Mines Safety Roadshow in Geraldton on Monday, following its study into 13 years of WA...

Newcastle Uni offers Master of WHS via distance ed

The Australian OHS Education Accreditation Board announced this week that the University of Newcastle program leading to a Master of Work Health and Safety has achieved accreditation by meeting the...

Temporary Workers Given Lessons in Safety

SafeWork SA has launched a new program to help people who hold a temporary working visa to understand their rights and responsibilities under South Australia’s work health and safety laws. The ...

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