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heart health

Heart health for mine workers

A Queensland Mining Health & Safety Conference has been told that heart health screening for workers has positive outcomes for the community and company employees. In address to this years safety...

safe to work

Safe to work for Australian mining industry

While Australian mining companies have demonstrated a consistent focus over the last two decades on getting miners safe to work, some are questioning what needs to be done to improve safety while...

driverless trucks

Do driverless trucks save lives?

There has been a lot of conversation surrounding the use of driverless trucks in mining. It was in 2015 that two Pilbara mines started using them to move iron ore. The workers control the trucks from...

Importance of Dust Management in Australian Mining

Coal remains one of the primary sources of energy and is likely to remain an important energy resource well into the future. As metallurgical coal also remains an important commodity to produce steel...

What you need to know about naturally occurring asbestos

Asbestos is naturally occurring – so what do we need to know about to keep safe? Asbestos can be found all over Australia, generally in rock, soil or sediment.  It comes in white (chrysotile), brown...

Tips for Fatigue Management in a Mining Workplace

Fatigue can be identified as ‘level above’ being tired.  It is a level of exhaustion, both mental and physical, that hampers a persons ability to function.  This becomes a major health and safety...

AMSJ Spring 2018