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Warning Issued On Mobile Elevated Work Platforms

Warning Issued Over Mobile Elevated Work Platforms

Western Australia’s Department of Mines and Petroleum has received dozens of incident reports involving the use of mobile elevated work platforms (MEWPs) over the past 18 months. According to...

Mine Companies Putting Production Before Safety

Mine companies are not doing enough to prevent permanent injury to workers who operate high vibrating machinery, and are putting productivity targets before workers welfare, according to an expert in...

28 Workers Killed on the Job in a Month

There were 28 work-related notifiable fatalities during the month of August according to a monthly report from Safe Work Australia. This figure represents a worrying 50 per cent increase on the...

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Sound the ALARP

In safety circles the term “as low as reasonably practicable – or ALARP” is often used. But what does it actually mean for major hazard and petroleum facilities? The answer to this question was the...

Deadliest Year in a Decade for Australian Mining

Between 2010-2013 statistics showed that safety within the mining industry was improving, with the recorded number of fatalities remaining low when compared to the years prior. However, a spike of...

Manganese train ploughs into four wheel drive

The driver of a four wheel drive had a lucky escape after a train carrying manganese ploughed into his vehicle near Katherine in the Northern Territory. According to the NT News, the train was...