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Author - JOHN NINNESS

John is a safety professional with more than thirty years experience across a wide range of industries including mining & energy, manufacturing, defence, retail and food processing. He was the founder of Australasian Mine Safety Journal in 2005 and has worked to assist a broad range of Australian and international organisations manage work safety as a professional safety consultant and adviser. He has held a range of roles in large organisations including Corporate Safety Manager, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Executive Officer. He was acknowledged in 2006 for his contribution to mining safety in the People's Republic of China through a China Friendship Award. John is the Principal of Australian based consulting company Safetysure.

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Nothing to see here in Queensland mines

The Queensland Coal Mine Inquiry is peeling back a range of factors related to the Grosvenor Coal mine incident. Some should alarm underground mine workers, mine operators and the Queensland...

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Mine safety regulator’s ineffective systems

The Grosvenor Mine explosion has begun to unravel some interesting facts about the State of Queensland’s mining safety regulator. As I watched the inquiry unfold yesterday, I was truly shocked...

Grosvenor mine | Peeling back the onion

OPINION I, like many others in and out of the industry, have gained a sense of uneasiness from Anglo American’s latest debacle with the Grosvenor mine. The recent gas explosion that left five people...

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Finding the bottom line for mine safety in Queensland

OPINION The recent Grosvenor mine explosion near Moranbah in Central Queensland has once again refocussed public attention on mine safety in the State. Frankly, though I’m exhausted that the...

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Report into the death of miner finally to be released

A report into the death of Queensland miner Jack Gerdes at the Baralaba mine will be released in three weeks according to Queensland Government feedback supplied to the father of the fallen miner...

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Mine Safety Commissioner’s tragic tale of woe

OPINION The Queensland Mine Safety Commissioner has released Queensland’s scorecard for 2018–19 on mining safety this week. Any way you look at it, it’s fundamentally a scorecard written...

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Community concern escalates over FIFO workforces

Regional community concerns over risks from FIFO workforces is escalating in the midst of the developing national COVID-19 crisis. This week a number of allegations have been raised with mine safety...