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Limited mining allowed at Appin

Following notice on June 28 for South32’s Appin Colliery to cease operations, the New South Wales Resources Regulator has now permitted limited mining operations.

Mines Safe From Closure: Safety & Health

Following last week’s report that four mines in Queensland faced closure due to dust monitoring, this week reports have come in that they have all met requirements to avoid harsh penalties...

Thermal Stress and How It Might Affect You

Thermal stress (or heat stress) is a common health risk facing miners. Any mining environment is hot, but especially for miners in Australia. Over time, thermal stress can have an impact on you and...

5 common mental health issues mine shift workers face

While one in five Australians is affected by mental health issues, the number is different when miners. For miners, one in three will be affected by mental illness. There is a variety of reasons for...

Historical living: mining Coober Pedy #blog

Around 850km from Adelaide in South Australia’s outback sits the mining town of Coober Pedy. The fields of opal were discovered in 1913 and there were 70 individual opal fields, which produced more...

Martin Tracking Reversing

A new powered conveyor belt tracker from Martin Engineering delivers immediate and continuous precision adjustment of hard-to-track reversing conveyors, helping operators reduce spillage and extend...

Health hazards of uranium mining #blog

Uranium has been mined in Australia since the early 1900s and now the country produces 23% of the world’s total uranium haul. While Australia itself does not use nuclear power, it’s the world’s 3rd...

R U OK? visit Rio Tinto at Wickham and Dampier

R U OK?s Conversation Convoy rolled into Pilbara mining districts Wickham and Dampier on Wednesday 9 and Thursday 10 to encourage Rio Tinto’s workforce and the local community to check in with...

MINING PURSUES HEALTH & SAFETY EXCELLENCE

Innovation and shared stories took centre stage at the Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Conference this week, in which attendance was the highest it has been in three years.

New grants boost to Queensland Mental Health Week

Grants totalling $85,000 are available to communities across the State to host Queensland Mental Health Week (QMHW) community awareness events. Individual grants up to $2,500 are now open to local...

Top tips for staying safe at work

Unfortunately workplace accidents are a more regular occurrence in Australia than they should be. To prevent workplace injuries and to stay safe at work, St John Ambulance Victoria has compiled the...

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