This section covers hazards associated with surface and underground mining.

Risk reduction program BHP Nudge

Priority rules program delivers risk reduction

BHP Mitsui Coal’s (BMC) Poitrel Mine has recently completed their Priority Rules Nudge Program, with the team achieving a sustained > 70 per cent reduction in material risk reduction...

Trolley jack recall over working load limit labels

Trolley jack recalled due to incorrect WLL rating

A 1700 kg trolley jack has been recalled ‘Australia wide’ for failing to meet Working Load Limit labelling. The trolley jack was sold nationally through leading tool retailer Total Tools...

submersible pump importer has been fined

Submersible pump importer receives $1.2M fine

Two years after a woman was electrocuted by a submersible pump installed in the backyard well of a Townsville home, the importer and online seller of the pump has been fined $1.2 million for failing...

Weld Australia has called for welding standards to be regulated

Mandate compliance to welding standards

An industry group has called on both sides of Government to regulate compliance with Australian welding standards in the midst of on-going structural failures and potential loss of life to Australian...

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...

Detonator found in wash bay

Vacuum truck sucks up detonator and GL booster

Detonators and GL Boosters were found in a wash bay at a mine site this past week. The incident occurred after a vacuum truck was used at a mine to remove explosives from two holes that had slumped...

longwall coal burst incident showing coal from face inside longwall chocks

Longwall coal burst incident | De-stressing required

The NSW Resources Regulator has reported that a longwall coal burst occurred at an underground coal mine during remote mining on a longwall, causing the shearer and armoured face conveyor to trip...