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Worker falls exiting dump truck

MinEx NZ has reported an incident that a worker has been seriously injured after he fell from a dump truck. According to the report, after finishing his shift...

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New cabin air standard ISO 23875

A new technical standard, ISO 23875 (ISO/DIS 23875) Mining — Operator enclosures — Air quality control systems and air quality performance testing are likely...

managing heat illness and heat stroke first responders

Responding to Heat Illness

Summer is upon us and managing heat stress and heat illness are important issues for mines. Stewart Masson writes about first responders treatment of exertional heat illness on site. Heat Injury is a...

ARCTIC HEAT BODY COOLING VEST

Minimize heat stress issues & maximize productivity

Australia is the world’s hottest, driest continent. Ambient dry bulb temperatures exceeding 40 Degrees C are common for several months of the year in inland areas and, in the hot, humid, tropical...

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Remembering Gretley Mine Disaster

The Gretley mine disaster of 1996 claimed the lives of four men following an inrush of water. At about 5.30 am on 14 November 1996 employees of The Newcastle Wallsend Coal Company Pty Limited, were...

Quantifying Safety Culture

Safety culture is often considered too difficult to quantify. Researchers have proposed a new methodology in benchmarking safety culture in organisations. By KATARZYNA WARSZAWSKA & ANDRZEJ...