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responsibility safety importance of being a canary in a coal mine for safety

MY BROTHER’S KEEPER

KEEPING YOUR MATES SAFE IN TIMES OF CHANGE…ARE YOU WILLING TO BE THE CANARY IN THE COAL MINE FOR SAFETY SAKE? Some time ago we spoke with Safety Psychologist David Broadbent. David shares with...

mine incident - operators hair ripped out by borer - risks of entanglement highlighted

Mine Incident | Operator’s hair ripped out by borer

In a mine incident, this past week an operator’s hair was ripped out following entanglement with a handheld borer. The incident highlights the risks of entanglement of clothing and body parts...

safety leadership is critical to ensuring reduction in injuries

Weak and Invisible Safety Leadership?

Every now and then I meet people who claim that what is needed to improve safety is ‘strong and visible safety leadership’. I sort of get what they mean with ‘visible leadership’ (that leaders can be...

truck rolls from bench in quarry highlighting quarry safety concerns

Man dies as truck rolls from bench

A quarry work has died following a horrific accident at a Perth quarry when his truck has rolled from a bench yesterday morning. Western Australian Police have confirmed that the man in his 40s has...

managers may be setting the wrong priorities

Managers may be setting the wrong priorities

To what extent are risks taken into account in a business strategy? In 2018, consulting firm DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) interviewed senior managers from various high-risk industries such...

safety management systems should assist management

Safety Management Systems – a different perspective

A Safety Management System is supposed to be a systematic and proactive process for managing safety risks. Having a structured approach to safety management should complement and support good...

BHP has established a tailing taskforce in the wake of brumadinho disaster

BHP sets up tailings taskforce

Global miner BHP Group said today that it has set up a tailings taskforce to further improve the focus on internal dam management and boost safety following Vale’s Brumadinho dam disaster in...

Short interval control guidelines have been published to assist mines to minimise errors with the process

Short interval control guidelines published

The Global Mining Guidelines Group (GMG) has published the Guideline for Implementing Short Interval Control in Underground Mining Operations.  Short interval control (SIC) is a structured system in...

Light vehicle in rollover at NSW Mine

Light vehicle in rollover

A light vehicle rollover has occurred at an open cut coal mine in New South Wales. The light vehicle was exiting a crib hut park-up area. As it turned onto the road, the driver was distracted by a...