mine worker had his foot caught in a scavenger conveyour and sustained extensive injuries

Workers foot caught in scavenger conveyor

A man had to be taken to hospital after his foot was caught in a scavenger conveyor at Appin mine this week. The worker was transported to the hospital and underwent emergency surgery. South32 has...

stress managing stress in the mining industry

Stressed out

The impact of stress-related illness in the mining sector is greater than many suspect, writes Helen Gibbons. To its credit, the mining industry is becoming increasingly aware that unmanaged mental...

Productivity before safety - do we justify our actions in light of risks

Do mining companies put productivity before safety?

Some time ago we interviewed Professor Sidney Dekker (one of Australia’s Safety Thought Leaders) on his thoughts about whether mining companies put productivity before safety. This is what he...

whitehaven mine is in the safety spotlight

Whitehaven mine in safety spotlight again

Whitehaven mine is in the safety spotlight again after council workers blamed the mine for fires from self-rescuer canisters dumped at a waste dump. According to local media ‘over a period of...

Mount mulligan mine disaster image outside portal

Mount Mulligan mine disaster

The Mount Mulligan mine disaster of 1921 shocked the nation and brought about badly needed changes to legislation. Mine safety professionals across the country were forced to reassess their attitude...

waterproof work boots mining

Waterproof work boots | There’s a new boot in town

Introducing Oliver Footwear’s All Terrain (AT) 65-493 riggers boot and 65-791 waterproof work boots & mining boots, from its first new range of 2019. The 100% waterproof, heavy-duty, full grain...

safety leadership is critical to ensuring reduction in injuries

Weak and Invisible Safety Leadership?

Every now and then I meet people who claim that what is needed to improve safety is ‘strong and visible safety leadership’. I sort of get what they mean with ‘visible leadership’ (that leaders can be...

new whistleblower protection laws

New whistleblower laws to commence 1 July

New whistleblower laws will commence in Australia on the 1st July 2019 and many mining employers need to ready their businesses for the changes. Neal Napper & Deanna Constable from Landers and...

Moranbah miners memorial contributing lodges

Moranbah miner’s memorial

A memorial commemorating miners who have tragically lost their lives in Moranbah’s mining industry will be built in the town’s centre. “Establishing a Miners’ Memorial in Moranbah has been a long...

Hunter Valley Workwear supply a broad range of industrial safety equipment

Hunter Valley Workwear

Hunter Valley Workwear has been established for 24 Years. Based in Newcastle, the National Distribution Centre holds 4000 product lines and the support network covers Australia. Since 1990, Hunter...

a team of researchers are using robots to explore abandoned mines

Robot explores deep workings of flooded mines

A co-operative project is using robots to explore workings of flooded mines across Europe. The UNEXMIN project is developing a technology capable of autonomous exploration and mapping of flooded...