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Mining Fatality rate

Mining fatality rate falls in 2020

The number of fatalities occurring in the Australian mining sector last year has fallen with five workers killed till 18th November 2020 according to a Safe Work Australia report. In the same period...

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Hygienists announce grants program

The Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists (AIOH) Foundation has recently announced the recipients of its first-round project grants. The grants have been awarded by the Foundation to...

Heat stress the cause of WA miner death

The death of a WA miner, Adam Perttula in November 2015 was linked to heat stress, according to prosecution and a significant incident report released by the Department of Mines and Petroleum. The 28...

heat stress at work

Heat stress at work

A report released last week by the Centre for Future Work provides first-hand accounts of dangerous levels of heat stress experienced in a range of occupations – including construction, outdoor...

worker falls from dump truck

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, a worker exited his dump truck for the...

Predicted heat strain app is now available to calculate heat stress

App to measure predicted heat strain

Measuring and evaluating the parameters associated with predicted heat strain have always been a challenge for health and safety practitioners. A free app for calculating predicted heat strain has...

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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 to bring about a range of significant...

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...