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Category - MINING HAZARDS

This section covers hazards associated with surface and underground mining.

LNG plant worker injured in fall at Curtis Island

A worker at Santos’ LNG plant on Curtis Island near Gladstone sustained a number of injuries yesterday in a fall. The Gladstone Observer reports that the 27-year old sustained swollen ankles, a...

Safety Alert issued in WA over vehicle floor mats

The following is a Safety Alert issued by Work Safe WA: Recently a worker was seriously injured when he was struck by a moving vehicle in the yard at his workplace.   As the driver was manoeuvring to...

Psychologically safe

[hr]The Australian workplace has hit a tipping point: the escalating business costs of ignoring psychosocial risks are becoming too great, according to organisational psychologist, Dr Jane Austin. In...

Black hard hats raise money for mental health

A mine services company is donating two dollars from the sale of every limited edition black hard hat to the Black Dog Institute in the lead up to mental health week, 5-12 October. ProChoice Safety...

Safety Recall of Infinity Electrical Cable Nationwide

Eighteen electrical retailers and wholesalers have today recalled Infinity cables after they failed electrical safety standards due to poor quality plastic insulation coating. All sizes and...

Fall arrest incident simulation involving loader

Situation of Gravity: Broken Hill Case Study

The shocking fall and subsequent deaths of two maintenance workers at the Mt Lyell Copper Mine in Tasmania, made everyone in the safety industry catch their breath. In this article, we examine a case...

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CoolMist: Needs on the rise – How do you shape up

Growing concerns over the potential health impact of dust generated by mining activities has seen the New South Wales Environment Protection Agency (EPA) enforce new standards on dust control with...

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