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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 The Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981 is outdated, complex and fails to provide...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...

Can dealing with emotional exhaustion enhance happiness?

There’s no doubt that working in the mining and energy industry is exhausting and sometimes it’s our emotional exhaustion that gets overlooked. New research from the University of East Anglia (UEA)...

Importance of good ventilation in underground mines

Good ventilation in underground mines gives the ability to remove and dilute harmful dust and gas. The dust and gas can be a by-product of the ore being mined, explosives or machinery exhaust. Mine...

Risk of body stressing and mining

As with all jobs, working in the mining industry carries risks. Some inherent risks include slips, trips or falls, impacts with moving machinery or objects, manual handling and body stressing. From...

Machines a matter of life and death: MinEx

There are no second chances with heavy machinery says WorkSafe after the sentencing of Easton Agriculture Limited this week in Palmerston North District Court. The sentencing follows the death of a...

dangerous incident

Dangerous incident: Truck loses control

Summary: A dump truck lost control while travelling down a ramp. The dump truck was empty with the road conditions wet from recent water cart activity and a passing storm. The dump truck slid out at...

dangerous incident

Serious injury: Child

Summary: Police informed the mine a child had an accident on the mountain behind the administration area on site. The area, which was locked, was opened to allow the ambulance and police to find the...

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