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tackle dust at mines and quarries

New campaign to tackle dust at mines and quarries

The NSW Mine Safety Advisory Council has launched a new awareness campaign to tackle the risk from dust in the workplace, called “Just because you can’t see it, doesn’t mean it is not there”. Dust...

FIFO mental health

FIFO rosters taking toll on miners

New FIFO rosters are reportedly taking their toll on Western Australian miners according to researchers from Curtin University. As the mining industry moved to roster changes in the wake of COVID-19...

The need for satisfactory information & support

A study on the impacts on families of traumatic workplace deaths By LYNDA R. MATTHEWS, MICHAEL G. QUINLAN & PHILIP BOHLE The impact of traumatic workplace death on bereaved families, including...

Winter Eye Safety For Outdoor Workers

Winter eye safety is just as important as preventing UV exposure in summer…According to the Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks, outdoor workers are three...

Drowsy Drivers

Drowsy drivers cause accidents

Driving while sleep-deprived has reached worrying levels in Australia, with 20 per cent of respondents to a new survey admitting they have fallen asleep at the wheel at least once. Of those, 5 per...

mineworker confirms COVID19 positive

Mineworker tests positive to COVID-19

A mineworker has tested positive to COVID-19 virus at a Queensland mine. The confirmed COVID-19 case is a mineworker at the BMA Blackwater operation. It is believed that staff are currently being...

INPEX

New INPEX deal for COVID-19 crisis

An Australian Union has confirmed today that contractors and management have negotiated in good faith to strike a deal that will allow INPEX to continue operating effectively, mitigate the risk...

workplace exposure standards review

Workplace exposure standards review

In March 2020, Safe Work Australia paused the release and public consultation for the workplace exposure standards (WES) review until further notice. During this period of pause, you can...