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BLOG: From deficits to possibilities

by Daniel Hummerdal, Safety Differently    There is something disturbingly negative about safety. And I believe there are three main reasons for this. The first reason is that safety is...

New Queensland mining laws commence

From this week, landholders and miners have more certainty about their land access rights and responsibilities around resource developments. Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural...

No safe level of coal dust exposure, researchers say

There may not be a safe level of coal dust exposure, University of Melbourne researchers have suggested. Since May last year, Queensland has confirmed 15 cases of Coal Worker’s Pneumoconiosis (CWP)...

Young workers vulnerable to workplace injuries

Young workers are particularly vulnerable to workplace injuries with 49 young people aged between 15-24 injured every week in 2015/16, according to WorkSafe Victoria statistics. The statistics, which...

BHP launches Technology and Innovation Award

BHP Billiton has awarded Henry Muller the inaugural Technology and Innovation Award for his work in the 1980s that allowed Olympic Dam to become a commercially viable operation making four products...

Falling rock smashes through loader windscreen

A worker was injured at a New South Wales quarry after a large rock smashed through the front end loader he was operating and struck him. The large rock, weighing about 23 kilograms, fell about 17m...

Opal miner injured by falling material

An opal miner has suffered a spinal injury after being struck by falling mullock when attempting to close a hopper door with a star picket. A safety alert released by NSW Mine Safety this week said...

Black Lung committee appointed for inquiry

Queensland Parliament has appointed a six-person Parliamentary select committee to inquire into how black lung re-emerged and how to prevent it. Minister for Natural resources and Mines Dr Anthony...

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Coal train derails in Queensland

The Newlands coal line is set to reopen at 6pm tonight after a coking coal train derailed on September 11. An Aurizon spokesperson confirmed that last Sunday at 7.30am, a derailment of a loaded...

Fallen workers remembered on Miners Memorial Day

More than 1500 workers who have lost their lives in Queensland mines have been remembered today. The annual Miners Memorial Day service, which is held in a Queensland mining community every year on...

Worker de-gloved after arms caught in conveyor

A boilermaker was de-gloved after becoming caught in a moving conveyor in June. The boilermaker was working alone while in the process of shutting down a crushing plant, according to a significant...

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