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RISA’s Rod Ramsay writes about how to keep employees engaged and connecting when undertaking training. In an industry that is transitioning from an exploration/development phase to an operational...

Victorian power station worker hospitalised

A Victorian power station worker was hospitalised last week after becoming trapped in a pipe. The RTL Mining and Earthworks employee became stuck at 1.40pm on Wednesday while working in a trench at...

Love Thy Neighbour

Mining companies increasingly recognise that they operate within a community and are obliged to be a good neighbour, abiding by the community’s right to know about neighbourhood decisions that might...

The height of safety

We chat to fall prevention expert Carl Sachs about current issues in the height safety industry. What do you believe are the current limitations with regard to the Australian laws and standards on...

Chemical supply company fined $5000

A chemical supply company was fined $5000 last week for failing to report a dangerous goods incident which caused significant burns to one of its workers. The incident occurred at AGent Sales &...

Work-related fatalities at 20-year low in NSW

The latest data released by New South Wales’ workers compensation authority shows a significant fall in death and injury rates in the state’s workplaces. The Statistical Bulletin 2013/14...

Thailand To Shut Last Gold Mine

Thailand officials have announced they will close the country’s only active gold mine by the end of the month. A senior industry ministry official had ordered the closure of the Australian...

Quarry Worker Dies After Dump Truck Rollover

A man has been killed this morning after a truck rollover at a Melbourne quarry. Police and emergency services were called to the quarry, located in Plumpton at the intersection of Leakes Road and...

New benefits for injured NSW workers

Injured workers will be eligible for two new benefits that provide further support for them to return to work. A $1000 new employment assistance benefit is available to all injured workers who return...

STUDY: Coal dust is harming coral

Australian researchers have raised fresh concerns that a major shipping disaster could harm the Great Barrier Reef, with new research revealing coal dust in seawater can kill corals and slow down the...

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