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Gas detection standard helps coal mines manage risk

In July this year a new standard for gas detection and monitoring equipment in coal mines was launched. The new standard incorporates world-leading practices feature for management of life saving gas...

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Dumb things that people do on Mine Sites #2

A FIFO worker who took a loader to town after several beers is #2 in our dumb things people do at mine sites series. We all know that there’s someone out there that we’ve worked with over the years...

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Mining Incident Review | Drill rig breaches windrow

In a mining incident in June this year, a drill rig at an open cut coal mine in NSW trammed over, and through a highwall windrow resulting in the machine straddling the windrow with one track...

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NSW Mining safety incidents this week

The NSW Resources Regulator has provided an update on the number of mining safety incidents occurring  in the NSW Mining Industry this week. Here’s a few of the key safety incidents around the...

Fatigue Monitoring

Fatigue monitoring technology for NVHR

The Federal Government and the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) are investing in new field trials to test driver fatigue monitoring technologies which can enhance heavy vehicle safety outcomes...

forklift accident

Leg amputated after forklift accident

In a serious forklift accident in Queensland during September 2018, an operator’s lower leg was amputated when the forklift he was driving struck a bollard in a warehouse facility. Initial...

Hydraulic hose failure

Hydraulic hose failure caused fire in scraper

The NSW Resources Regulator has advised of a scraper fire due to hydraulic hose failure. Summary A worker suffered minor burns when exiting a scraper after it caught fire. A hired scraper was...

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Dumb things people do at mines sites

We all know that there’s someone out there that we’ve worked with over the years who just does the dumbest things when it comes to maintaining safety on site. Fortunately, most people...

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Hydraulic Accumulator Near Miss

DMIRS WA has issued a safety alert highlighting the dangers of work with pressurised hydraulic accumulators. In May 2018, workers were exposed to potentially serious or life threatening injuries when...

AMSJ Spring 2018