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Preventing electric shocks during welding

Preventing electric shocks during welding

Source: Department of Mines and Petroleum, Resources Safety 22 December 2014 Summary of hazard Over the past three years, the Department of Mines and Petroleum has received more than 160 electric...

Grants Open for Innovations in Coal Mine Safety

Grants Open for Innovations in Coal Mine Safety

The Coal Services Health & Safety Trust  is now inviting applications for grants to fund initiatives designed to improve the health and wellbeing of coal mine workers. Researchers, mine...

Make Work Safety Your New Years Resolution

Safe Work Australia Chief Executive Officer Michelle Baxter is encouraging all Australians to make work health and safety their 2015 New Year’s resolution. “The beginning of the year signifies the...

Fruit Laced With Cyanide Found at Roy Hill Mine Canteen

Fruit Laced With Cyanide Found at Roy Hill Mine Canteen

Workers at the Roy Hill mine construction site in the Pilbara were rocked by news this week that a piece of fruit at the site canteen was found to be laced with cyanide. The disturbing discovery was...

Gas Field Supervisors Prosecuted Over Worker Injuries

Gas Field Supervisors Prosecuted Over Worker Injuries

Two gas company supervisors have been prosecuted for breaches of the Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004 (P&G Act) over separate incidents in which workers were injured at gas...

How Healthy Are Your Lungs? Take the Test

How Healthy Are Your Lungs? Take the Test

Thankfully, the days of miner’s succumbing to the dreaded ‘black lung’ by the age of  30 are far behind us, however lung health is still a very pressing health and safety issue for...

New Health and Safety Laws For NSW Mining

New Health and Safety Laws For NSW Mining

The new health and safety law for NSW mining has been published and is now available online for the first time. The Work Health and Safety (Mines) Regulation 2014,  together with the Work Health and...