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Mining Automation displacing workers

Thoughts on automation displacing workers

The recent moves by miners to automate mining equipment through technology has created significant debate among mineworkers regarding the loss of jobs and the impacts on regional communities...

extension ladder safety device wins awards

Ladder safety device wins award

A ladder safety device has one an Australian safety award for the best solution for managing a workplace health and safety risk. The device, which helps minimise the risk of falls while working on...

Pike River Recovery Agency Whati sthe staus of the Pike River Re-entry

What is the status of the Pike River mine re-entry?

Many across the international mining industry have been asking what is the status of the Pike River mine re-entry? The current delays regarding the re-entry to the mine have been largely based around...

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...

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...

Changes to qld workers compensation scheme affecting psychological injury

Queensland workers’ compensation scheme update

On 22 October 2019, the Queensland Parliament passed legislation amending the workers’ compensation scheme in Queensland. The Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation and Other Legislation...

H-E Parts has acquired Allgo Engineering to add capability

H-E Parts International acquires Allgo Engineering

Leading aftermarket parts and components industry H-E Parts International (H-E Parts) announced this week that they have acquired Allgo Engineering (Allgo). Although occurring in late 2018, H-E Parts...

legal privilege may affect safety information sharing

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 manslaughter laws are introduced by the...