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Industry leaders talk mining health & safety

Mining industry leaders across Western Australia have gathered to talk mining health & safety. Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Johnston officially opened the Department of Mines, Industry...

Sustainable development goals are critical for Australia's future

How Can Mining Become More Sustainable?

Environmental sustainability is vital for the survival of future generations and in an industry like mining, which has been impacting the earth for centuries, its well beyond due that global...

workcover qld return to work tips and return to work planning is essential to ensure a speedy return to work

New International Standard to reduce mining accidents

There’s no question that mining has been made safer over the years, but mines are still one of the most hazardous places to work. Mines are always looking to reduce mining accidents. The causes can...

New Chairperson for Safety and Health

The McGowan Labor Government has welcomed Stephanie Mayman as the new Chairperson for the Commission for Occupational Safety and Health. Ms Mayman has a wealth of experience in the health and safety...

Amy Douglas-Martens WA Department Mines

Mental health a priority for new mine inspector

Mental health and wellbeing will be high on the agenda for the latest mine inspector at Western Australia’s Department of Mines and Petroleum. Amy Douglas-Martens (pictured right) was recently...

Black Lung

Inquiry hears horrors of black lung disease

A North American expert in black lung has revealed at an inquiry the deadly disease is still killing Queensland coal miners even though authorities thought it was non-existent. United States black...

RACQ rescue helicopter quad bike accident

Up to $1000 safety rebate offered for quad bike owners

Quad bike safety rebates available in New South Wales have doubled, writes SafetyCulture’s Haydee Tandinco. The Quad Bike Safety Improvement Program, which was introduced July 2016, gave rural...

DNRM truck rollover

Workers reminded to wear seatbelt after truck rolls

Mine workers have been reminded to wear a seatbelt while operating or driving vehicles. The Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Mines (DNRM) is asking all mine workers to wear a seatbelt...