This section covers hazards associated with surface and underground mining.

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...

conveyor belt

Efficient conveyor belt technology in large copper mine

In 2019, the Chuquicamata mine – one of the largest copper mines in the world – was converted from an open-pit mine to an underground operation. In 2015, TAKRAF was contracted to supply the principal...

work at home safely

Working from home safety

With many in the mining industry working from home, we asked consulting company Safetysure to share some tips on keeping the home environment safe. Working from home presents itself with many...

fire prevention tips

10 Measures to Assess Fire Safety at the Workplace

Accidental fires occur far more frequently than people realize. The Fire and Rescue NSW responded to 24,502 fires in New South Wales between 2017 and 2018. A large percentage of these fires could...

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...