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cage brake underground by FLSmidth

Safety brake for underground mining applications

Delivering on a promise to provide solutions for a sustainable tomorrow, FLSmidth’s Cage Guardian™ Safety Brake for steel guides it says brings sustainable protection to underground miners and the...

mining training

Better Training, Better Outcomes

There is no doubt that mining is a dangerous occupation. In centuries past, the risk of death and serious injury was a very real possibility for mine workers whether they were extracting coal, metal...

beaconsfield mine

Beaconsfield Mine disaster and what was learned

The Beaconsfield mine disaster in Australia could have had more tragic outcomes. But the legacy of the disaster is the highly relevant lessons learned that are applied today to prevent a re...

beaconsfield mine rescue was a defining moment for australia

Beaconsfield miners rescued | Time marches on

Brant Webb and Todd Russell stepped outside of the Beaconsfield mine and clocked off after two weeks trapped underground. The Beaconsfield mines rescue is a defining moment in mining safety in...

world occupational health and safety day

World occupational health and safety day

Today marks World Occupational Health and Safety day. A day to remember the workers who have died or injured at work and to reflect on the need for improved workplace safety. It is marked each year...

Mining boots by Olivers bootery

Tips for Choosing Good Mining Boots

When it comes down to being onsite for long shifts, one thing that can really make or break your day are your mining boots. Choosing the right mining boots is probably more important than eating...

graders sub axles failure

Graders in mining safety spotlight

A mining regulator has places graders in the spotlight following reports of a number of incidents associated with the failure of grader stub axles. In the range of mining safety incidents, both drive...

submersible slurry pump

Slurry pumping at Schofields

A heavy duty Tsurumi 4 pole submersible pump was recently supplied by Australian Pump Industries to UEA to assist horizontal drilling operations in Schofields.  The project is part of their work for...

articulated dump truck rolled

Articulated dump truck incident

Articulated dump truck incidents occur across the mining and quarrying industries with alarming regularity. Some of those incidents are fatalities. This week a regulator reported that ‘an...

blue light exposure

Blue light | an emerging issue for workers

In recent times workers, particularly those that are desk-bound,  have become increasingly attentive to the influence and effects of blue light pollution and eye safety. Evidence points to a range of...