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Safe Work Australia and Mining

Last year 191 Australians lost their lives as a result of their employment and a further 106,000 made claims for serious injuries says Safe Work Australia. October is National Safe Work Month, and...

Illegal mining Meroo River

The NSW Resources Regulator in collaboration with NSW Fisheries and the NSW Police Force has investigated an incident of alleged illegal fossicking using a power-operated dredge in the Meroo River...

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...

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...

Recent amendments to the Coal Industry Act 2001

The Coal Industry Amendment Bill 2018 was passed in the NSW Parliament on 16 May 2018 to amend the Coal Industry Act 2001. This change is intended to restore the original intention of the Act to...

Draft code targeting FIFO mental health open for comment

The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) is seeking feedback on a draft code of practice for mentally healthy workplaces for fly-in fly-out (FIFO) workers in the resources and...

Correct equipment should be available and used

Industries need to be supplying their workers with the correct equipment to do the job safely. The message comes after Broadspectrum (New Zealand) Limited was sentenced last week in the Christchurch...

DID YOU KNOW: Serious Claims

Serious Claims The preliminary data for 2011–12 show there were 3365 successful workers’ compensation claims for serious injury or illness. Over the five years from 2007–08 to 2011–12, the Mining...