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Category - MINING HAZARDS

This section covers hazards associated with surface and underground mining.

avoiding heat stress

Prepare early and avoid heat stress

Mine sites across Australia are being urged to take extra care this year to avoid heat stress. When preparing for work in heat mining companies should be closely monitoring the Bureau of Meteorology...

managing heat illness and heat stroke first responders

Responding to Heat Illness

Summer is upon us and managing heat stress and heat illness are important issues for mines. Stewart Masson writes about first responders treatment of exertional heat illness on site. Heat Injury is a...

Blackwoods Mine site hydration Sqwincher

Staying cool when the heat is on

Mine site hydration is of utmost importance, working in the heat can sometimes be hazardous, and without the right safety processes in place, employees are in harm’s way. The human body is comprised...

Mine-spec portable power distribution – one-stop-shop

Knowing that there will be safe, reliable portable power distribution is a must when planning for a mine shutdown. Nothing can jeopardise a schedule and push-out down-time more than an interruption...

FOGMAKER United Safety Survivability Corporation

Fire safety & suppression

Fire safety is vitally important for the safety of all businesses and people alike, and after installing over 10,000 Fogmaker systems throughout Australia, United Safety & Survivability...

ESS 3000 Sealing System AMSJ SPRING

ESS 3000 Sealing System – Easy Service

Conveyors belts are one of the most efficient methods of transporting bulk materials with a plant. However, all conveyors experience some level of fugitive material. Fugitive material in a conveyor...

Control Equipment AMSJ SPRING 2020

When size really matters

The GX-3R Pro is the world’s smallest 5-gas monitor weighing only 129 grams, which can easily be worn within the ‘breathing zone’. Traditionally 5 gas instruments had to be worn on the workers hip...

gretley mine disaster victims

Remembering Gretley Mine Disaster

The Gretley mine disaster of 1996 claimed the lives of four men following an inrush of water. At about 5.30 am on 14 November 1996 employees of The Newcastle Wallsend Coal Company Pty Limited, were...

Transition to GHS 7 - webinar

Hazardous chemicals at mines and petroleum sites in NSW

The NSW resources regulator stated all hazardous chemical incidents are avoidable and preventable. Hazardous chemical incidents are inherently dangerous and can impact the safety of workers and the...

Koolan Island mining operation

Mt Gibson reported rock fall at Koolan Island

Mt Gibson Iron Limited (Mount Gibson or the Company) is investigating a rock fall in the main pit of Koolan Island mine. Mount Gibson Iron provides the following update on mining operations at the...