LEGAL SPEAK

Legal privilege & safety

Dr Ray Parkin OAM shares his thoughts on the impacts of Legal Privilege on mine safety practice and the potential legal privilege implications as industrial...

Ground Control

Chilean mine roof fall video

Video has emerged of miners fleeing from a roof fall / working face in a Chilean mine. The incident reportedly occurred on the 24th November around 18:48 at...

mining lung disease x ray

New mining dust disease cases

The NSW mining regulator (Resources Regulator) is investigating three new cases of possible mining dust diseases. NSW Resources Regulator Chief Inspector Garvin Burns said all three workers were...

safety data intelligence

Safety data intelligence

HIMA has developed a solution based on the tried-and-tested HART communication protocol, enhancing it with security measures compliant with SIL 3. It is the foundation of what experts call ‘safety...

new mines rescue vehicle by Minerac

New mines rescue vehicle

Australian refuge chamber manufacturer, Minearc has developed a new mines rescue vehicle for underground environments. The MineSAFE Rescue Vehicle design makes it a mobile refuge chamber for...

Women's safety boots

Women’s safety boots with style

A new women’s safety boot has hit the market and it promises style and functionality. Iconic Australian footwear brand, Blundstone, has combined the latest technology with design flair to...

Pybar has gained accredition of its RTO Australian Institute of Mining

Pybar gains accreditation of RTO

PYBAR has gained approval from the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) for its Registered Training Organisation, the Australian Institute of Mining (AIM). AIM was established by PYBAR to...

A BHP work Christmas party had disastrous outcomes for employees after one punched a supervisor

BHP work Christmas party that went horribly wrong

A recent case of the Fair Work Commission involving two BHP workers reportedly punching a ‘noticeably drunk’ supervisor in the face at the Moranbah Bowls Club has highlighted the...

gretley mine disaster victims

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...

Barmico remote operations centre

Barminco pilots remote operations centre

Barminco has successfully piloted a new remote operations centre that allows it to remotely operate underground equipment on a client’s mine site anywhere around the world. In what the company...

What is mine safety leadership?

What is mining safety leadership?

The term ‘mining safety leadership’ is often used throughout the mining industry to herald an individual or companies achievements in mine safety. But it can mean many things to many...