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Fatigue management for truck drivers heavy vehicle research

Fatigue management for truck drivers | Top tips

Fatigue management for truck drivers is an important element of keeping our roads safe. While the mining industry has largely implemented a range of fatigue management strategies, truck drivers on...

mining camp food

Nutrition: Challenges of mining camp lifestyles

Working in the mining industry and living in a mining camp can present a unique set of challenges for maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle. Following is Bill’s story. A case study on the...

noise control and mitigation in mining

Noise control | Are we succeeding?

Cabin Noise and the external Noise of mobile mining equipment have been the enemies of the industry for ages. But are we winning the noise control mitigation battle? We examine the various...

Noise control knob

Exposure & Control of Noise

We live in a noisy world of traffic, urbanisation, machinery, electronic devices and recreational activities. All these contribute to a background level of noise we experience whilst away from work...

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...

blue light exposure

Blue light | an emerging issue for workers

In recent times workers, particularly those that are desk-bound,  have become increasingly attentive to the influence and effects of blue light pollution and eye safety. Evidence points to a range of...

fatigue risks long working hours

Research finds links between long hours and risk

A US researcher has found that working a shift longer than 9 hours was associated with a 32% increased risk of an injury resulting in death and a 73% increased risk that an incident would cause...

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Tips for Fatigue Management in a Mining Workplace

Fatigue can be identified as ‘level above’ being tired.  It is a level of exhaustion, both mental and physical, that hampers a persons ability to function.  This becomes a major health and safety...