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Drilling Down | A Drilling Accident Investigation

The following case study is an extract of an investigation report prepared by the NSW Mine Safety Investigation Unit: “Investigation into a serious drill rig accident at Ashton Coal Mine on 12 August...

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Weak and Invisible Safety Leadership?

Every now and then I meet people who claim that what is needed to improve safety is ‘strong and visible safety leadership’. I sort of get what they mean with ‘visible leadership’ (that leaders can be...

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Safety officer with fake OHS qualifications gets compo

A man who falsified OHS qualifications forged a diploma and then worked as a health and safety coordinator has had his weekly compensation payments reinstated after being summarily dismissed for...

Heavy Vehicle National Law

Heavy vehicle national law impacts safety professionals

Following changes to the Heavy Vehicle National Law late last year, there is some confusion as well as a number of common misunderstandings within the transport industry about certain OHS-related...

ears to the ground noise in the mining industry can leave worker with long term effects

Ears To The Ground | Noise in the mining industry

People working in the quarrying and mining industries face a number of occupational health challenges including the debilitating effects of noise-induced hearing loss. The Australian Institute of...

Professor Sidney Dekker

Q&A with Professor Sidney Dekker

SAFETY DIFFERENTLY Professor, author and pilot Sidney Dekker talks safety from 30,000ft, “overparenting” in the mining industry, and how one Australian mine has scrapped all safety procedures in a...

Free Webinar On Return To Work Coordination

Free Webinar On Return To Work Coordination

A free webinar on return to work coordination will be conducted by the Queensland Workers Compensation Regulator in April. Anita Johnston, VAC Group Human Resources Manager and 2014 Return to Work...