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Amy Douglas-Martens WA Department Mines

Mental health a priority for new mine inspector

Mental health and wellbeing will be high on the agenda for the latest mine inspector at Western Australia’s Department of Mines and Petroleum. Amy Douglas-Martens (pictured right) was recently...

Black Lung

Inquiry hears horrors of black lung disease

A North American expert in black lung has revealed at an inquiry the deadly disease is still killing Queensland coal miners even though authorities thought it was non-existent. United States black...

RACQ rescue helicopter quad bike accident

Up to $1000 safety rebate offered for quad bike owners

Quad bike safety rebates available in New South Wales have doubled, writes SafetyCulture’s Haydee Tandinco. The Quad Bike Safety Improvement Program, which was introduced July 2016, gave rural...

DNRM truck rollover

Workers reminded to wear seatbelt after truck rolls

Mine workers have been reminded to wear a seatbelt while operating or driving vehicles. The Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Mines (DNRM) is asking all mine workers to wear a seatbelt...

DNRM mine shaft

Industry urged to seal shafts before it is a hazard

The industry is being encouraged to seal mine shafts before they become a potential hazard. The Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Mines (DNRM) recently asked mining companies to ensure...

BMA Norwich Park Mine dump truck

Long shifts and drives blamed for brain injury

A mine operator has suffered major brain injuries after working long hours and driving for extended periods in Central Queensland. Dump truck operator Harold Kerle accused proponent BHP Billiton...

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Preventing risk is the key to safety

Welcome to Safe Lace Industrial We have all experienced the inconvenience of having to continually stop and retie our shoe/boot laces, but do you realise the danger that this can cause as well? It is...

Ensham Resources

Engineering company sued $2m after accident

A diversified services company is facing a near $2 million workplace accident lawsuit in Central Queensland. A young boilermaker is suing contractor UGL Operations and Maintenance after suffering a...

UQ bentonite plug

Cheaper and safer way to plug wells revealed

Plugging decommissioned oil and gas wells may become safer and more economical with a solution championed by leading researchers. A team from the University of Queensland (UQ) Centre for Coal Seam...

BHP Mount Arthur Coal Mine crash

Storm blamed for car crash leaving one injured

A State Government-funded agency has taken a page from 1980s pop music band Milli Vanilli, blaming the rain for causing a serious car crash. A worker recently suffered serious injuries after crashing...

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