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pike river miners

No showstoppers likely for Pike River re-entry

A decision on the Pike River Mine re-entry to recover the bodies of the Pike River miners is imminent according to sources. This week Minister Andrew Little was to receive the re-entry plan compiled...

electrical engineering safety

Electrical Engineering Safety Seminar

Over 200 electrical engineers will examine the idea of ‘back to basics’ at the NSW Resources Regulator’s annual Electrical Engineering Safety Seminar next week. Mine workers, manufacturers...

prosecution at quarry

$100K fine for mining without authorisation

A mine operator has been forced to pay $100,000 following an investigation and prosecution by the NSW Resources Regulator, relating to mining without authorisation at the Oberon White Granite Quarry...

drone safety

Drones are like flying chainsaws | Industry Expert

When it comes to operating a drone safely on a mine site, there’s plenty of risks to consider, according to a drone industry expert. At this week’s Resources Training Council Conference, Dr Joel...

earth resources regulation

New changes for Victoria sand, stone and minerals

Victoria’s quarry and mine operators are benefitting from streamlined regulatory processes that have been put in place to manage low-risk operational changes. Approvals and key decisions are on the...

heat stress

Prepare early and avoid heat stress

Mine sites across Australia are being urged to take extra care this year when preparing for work in heat, with the Bureau of Meteorology predicting above average daytime temperatures in the months...

mining competency

Room for improvement in mining competency assessment

A mining industry conference in Queensland has heard that some mining related competencies are being signed off without due care and attention. Attendees at the Resources Training Council conference...

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