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The hidden dangers of timber blocks in the workplace

While using timber blocks to support or stabilise a large piece of equipment or a heavy load was accepted practice many years ago, today we know that this is not the safest or most efficient option...

Mines Emergency Response Competition

The 2017 SA Mines Emergency Response Competition was held over the weekend of May 5-7, hosted at BHP Billiton’s Olympic Dam. The competition provided friendly rivalry for the six SA and NSW...

Guilty plea in court after Blue Mountains spill

A coalminer’s guilty plea has received praise from conservationists after more than two thousand tonnes of coal material was spilled into the Blue Mountains National Park by the company. 421...

Qlders wait longer for health treatment: Budget

#health #safety #budget #forgetqld #hospital Queenslanders will wait longer for treatment at public hospital emergency departments thanks to last night’s Federal Budget which forgot Queensland and...

Heavy vehicle supply chain support for new laws

Up to 165,000 companies that make up Australia’s heavy vehicle supply chain will be required to take steps to deliver a safer road transport industry under new laws coming in mid-2018. NHVR CEO Sal...

35 miners killed in Iran mine explosion

#worldnews #explosion #mineaccident #dozenskilled An explosion in a coalmine in northern Iran killed at least 35 workers and injured scores more. The blast occurred in the Zemestanyurt mine on...

Health Tips for a Mining Worker

If you are a part of the mining industry, then it’s essential for you to know about its perks and perils. Workers who constantly dig grounds to earn their livings can be subject to some severe...

#health&safety Ways to Boost Your Willpower

Willpower: It’s one of those things some people are born with, like thick hair or a trust fund. Right? Actually, the research suggests otherwise… Great article with Men’s Health on...

Towards 2020: Strategy for Resources Safety

Towards 2020 is the Department’s regulatory strategy covering all legislation administered by the Resources Safety Division. It is the first of a series of high-level three-year rolling strategies to...

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