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Dangerous incident: high voltage plug

Summary: While travelling through a traffic light area a person transport vehicle made contact with a high voltage plug. Recommendations to industry: Mine operators should review how planned tasks...

Resources Regulator seeks tenders

Identifying competence for WHS (mines and petroleum sites) statutory functions The Resources Regulator is seeking tenders from suitable suppliers who can develop a framework and identify competence...

Worker fall

Types of surface hazards in mining

Hazards are something all mine workers keep a look out for.  By identifying hazards and controlling them appropriately, we can all work together to help reduce our risk of injury. Below we have...

Pros and cons of autonomous drivers in mining

Autonomous vehicles are becoming more in demand in the mining industry, with driverless trucks are already moving iron ore at Rio Tinto’s Pilbara mines, which is a world first. Driverless trucks have...

iso to reduce mining accidents

Overview of safety and health representatives

Safety and Health Representatives play an important part in our mining community.  Elected by the worker body, they promote, teach and provide a way for workers to communicate about safe workplace...

A Bill to modernise workers’ compensation

The McGowan Government has approved the drafting of a new workers’ compensation statute. The Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981 is outdated, complex and fails to provide...

Shiftworkers: How to Thrive, Not Just Survive

New Acland Mine hosted a family health expo in Highfields last Sunday exploring how to effectively manage the health of shift workers and their families. Aptly titled, Shiftworkers: How to Thrive...

New code helps mine sites plan for emergencies

Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Johnston has officially launched the Emergency management for Western Australian mines code of practice. Since mining operations can be potentially hazardous, and...

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