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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...

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...

Australia's worst mine disasters - links to information on mine disasters, mining disasters, mining accidents

Australia’s worst mine disasters

With a mining industry as large as Australia’s it should come as no surprise that we have a vast history of accidents, varying in size. We’ve listed some of Australia’s worst mine...

belly plate jack used for removing dozer belly plates

A belly plate jack called TED

A belly plate jack called TED is breaking new ground in mining for its’ innovative features that improve safety and productivity during maintenance operations. The Tracked Elevating Device (TED...