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High-Tech response to mine safety

Safety In Action will offer safety managers safety solutions that go well beyond personal protective equipment and high-tech automation. Visitors will have the opportunity to discover the most...

Drug and alcohol misuse cost billions

Drug and alcohol misuse is estimated to cost Australian business billions of dollars annually and increases the risk of accidents and incidents in the workplace, through Workplace Health and Safety...

Full body harness 101

The full body harness forms an important part of your personal protection equipment (PPE). Full body harnesses come in a variety of configurations, from basic to premium, to suit different...

New Pike River evidence again raises the question

Recent developments to come out of Pike River indicate that at least one miner, possibly two, may have survived the initial blast. Expert imaging analysis taken from inside the mine after the initial...

Digging deeper – The time for fear in near

In the first edition of Digging Deeper I explored my own near fatal cycling accident, and the thoughts that went through my mind as I spent over a month lying around in a hospital bed, that was...

Zero harm – Just say no!

We are still causing too much serious injury illness and death at work and if we keep doing the same thing we will get the same result. Doing the same thing… Expecting a different result? I am not a...

Health management in mining

Putting the “H” back into Occupational Health and Safety means working systematically towards the prevention of foreseeable harm arising from identified health hazards, writes Norman Jennings. The...

Give vehicle operators a smooth ride

For zero harm to be achieved we must give vehicle operators a smooth ride, and where unacceptable exposures exist it is necessary to implement a suite of control measures, writes Phillip Byard...

OHS Education accreditation board – Welcomed

2011-2012 continues to be a critical period to improve health and safety performance, with the Harmonisation of OHS Laws, Regulations and Codes of Practice planned to be implemented nationally on 1...

Asbestos central

With all of the well documented dangers regarding asbestos in the workplace, as well as the home, it is now imperative that employers and their employees, contractors and home owners alike educate...