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Haul truck collision in wet weather

The recent wet weather in eastern parts of Australia has contributed to a high potential  incident at a surface mine involving a haul truck collision. The NSW Resources Regulator has advised today...

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Video footage inside Pike River Mine

In a follow-up to our recent story on the re-entry and recovery of 29 miners who perished in the Pike River Mine Disaster, video footage from inside Pike River Mine Borehole 44 appears to show no...

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A day in the life of a Turkish Miner

It’s great to find perspective on our management of work safety and working conditions in the Australian mining industry. We are often critical of our own efforts to manage safety and balance...

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Dumb things people do at mines sites

We all know that there’s someone out there that we’ve worked with over the years who just does the dumbest things when it comes to maintaining safety on site. Fortunately, most people...

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ATSB finalises last report on Yandi derailment

The ATSB released their final report on the BHP derailment at Yandi just in time to get ready for their next big assignment. The final report (available here) provides some great learnings for the...

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Hydraulic Accumulator Near Miss

DMIRS WA has issued a safety alert highlighting the dangers of work with pressurised hydraulic accumulators. In May 2018, workers were exposed to potentially serious or life threatening injuries when...

BHP trials drones for port operations

Mining and energy giant BHP is trialing the use of drones to speed up its port operations. The firm intends to deploy small unmanned aerial vehicles to take draft readings and inspect holds on giant...

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LED mine lighting systems improve safety

Ensuring adequate mine lighting in an underground and surface environments is known to minimise risks associated with a range of hazards to mine workers. Low light increases depth perception an...

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Tahmoor Mine : Creating positives from negatives

Tahmoor Mine has re-opened over the weekend. The re-opening follows a six week investigation into a significant safety related incident and rescue operation where two men were trapped in a cage for...

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Critical control management – Is it working?

Melissa Demarco is the Principal Lawyer with Demarco Law. In this article Melissa shares with us some insights in critical control management in the mining and resources industry. CRITICAL CONTROL...

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Small Mines Health & Safety Roadshow

The NSW Resources Regulator has kicked off Safe Work Month with its annual Health and Safety at Small Mines Roadshow.  From Merimbula on the south coast to Broken Hill in the west and Ballina in the...

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Cut to coal miners accident pay

According to a media release by the CFMEU, the length of time coal mineworkers can claim accident pay under the Black Coal Mining Industry Award has been slashed by one-third in the Fair Work...

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