The need for satisfactory information & support

A study on the impacts on families of traumatic workplace deaths By LYNDA R. MATTHEWS, MICHAEL G. QUINLAN & PHILIP BOHLE The impact of traumatic workplace death on bereaved families, including...

mining industry Transforming

Mining 4.0: How Technology is Transforming an Industry

Digitalisation: From Pit to Port In the mining industry, digitalization allows workers located thousands of kilometers – potentially continents – away to remotely control the movement of raw material...

red mud

Major funding boost for red mud rehabilitation

University of Queensland research into the eco-engineering of mine waste to a useful soil has received over $1.2 million in government and industry funding. The project Breaking critical...

Emergency refuge chamber

Strata launches new emergency refuge chamber

Strata Worldwide has announced the global launch of its next generation emergency refuge chamber; the Strata ERCX. The Strata ERCX is a steel-sided, walk-in refuge chamber for use in underground...

Urgent call for national register for respirators

A coalition of workplace health and safety-related organisations across Australia and New Zealand, and the ACTU called today for the urgent establishment of a register for approved respirators (aka...

WesTrac Technology Training Centre

WesTrac technology training centre nears completion

The WesTrac Technology Training Centre in Collie, Western Australia, is close to completion and due to accept its first trainees within weeks. The facility, which is the first of its kind in the...

Ravensworth light vehicle incident

Glencore Ravensworth Light Vehicle Incident

Last week we reported a light vehicle incident at the Glencore Ravensworth mine. The NSW Resources Regulator has released preliminary information on the Ravensworth light vehicle incident and an...

Emu gold mine disaster

Emu Mine Disaster

On 13 June 1989, six mineworkers lost their lives in a mining accident known as the Emu Mine Disaster that captured the attention of a nation. The disaster is arguably one of the worst mine disasters...