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safety discussion

Six tips for a safety discussion

Caring enough to have a safety discussion is a critical component of your success and that of your colleagues. In the mining industry, we work with people who have a range of different attitudes...

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Occupational Hygienist | Mount Isa

Mount Isa Mines are currently seeking suitably qualified and experienced applicants for the position of Occupational Hygienist to be employed on a permanent full-time basis. Reporting to the Senior...

mining training

Better Training, Better Outcomes

There is no doubt that mining is a dangerous occupation. In centuries past, the risk of death and serious injury was a very real possibility for mine workers whether they were extracting coal, metal...

beaconsfield mine

Beaconsfield Mine disaster and what was learned

The Beaconsfield mine disaster in Australia could have had more tragic outcomes. But the legacy of the disaster is the highly relevant lessons learned that are applied today to prevent a re...

graders sub axles failure

Graders in mining safety spotlight

A mining regulator has places graders in the spotlight following reports of a number of incidents associated with the failure of grader stub axles. In the range of mining safety incidents, both drive...

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Articulated dump truck incident

Articulated dump truck incidents occur across the mining and quarrying industries with alarming regularity. Some of those incidents are fatalities. This week a regulator reported that ‘an...

procedures for safely removing PPE like safety glasses, goggles, coveralls, respirators

Procedures and sequence for safely removing PPE

Incorrect procedures for donning or doffing personal protective equipment (PPE) including safety glasses/goggles, respirators, coveralls and safety gloves can cause exposure to hazardous materials...

BHP’s transformational agenda

BHPs announcement to slash 700 jobs (as part of its transformational agenda) across its global workforce of around 62000 has sent a shiver through white-collar staff in its global offices. There’s a...

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LHD clips high voltage cables | Mine shuts down

In a somewhat bizarre but frightening incident, a Load Haul Dumper (LHD) operator has shut down an underground coal mine when a raised bucket clipped high voltage cables in a roadway. The NSW...