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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...

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...

Trolley jack recall over working load limit labels

Trolley jack recalled due to incorrect WLL rating

A 1700 kg trolley jack has been recalled ‘Australia wide’ for failing to meet Working Load Limit labelling. The trolley jack was sold nationally through leading tool retailer Total Tools...

Weld Australia has called for welding standards to be regulated

Mandate compliance to welding standards

An industry group has called on both sides of Government to regulate compliance with Australian welding standards in the midst of on-going structural failures and potential loss of life to Australian...