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Worker killed at Boggabri Coal Mine

A worker has been killed in an incident that took place this morning at the Boggabri open cut coal mine in New South Wales. According to the Naomi Valley Independent,  the 40 year old worker is...

Winners of NSW Mine Safety Innovation Awards Announced

Miners from across the state’s mining regions have been awarded top honours at the highly coveted NSW Minerals Council Health and Safety Innovation Awards. The achievements of these miners were...

WA Work Safety Awards now open for nominations

Nominations are now being sought for the WA Work Safety Awards 2014, with submissions accepted from individuals, groups and organisations who are making a significant difference in the area of safety...

The problem is that we don’t understand the problem

SAFETY IS A WICKED PROBLEM! Sometime in the late 1960’s the term “Wicked Problem” was introduced by Hortst Rittel, initially in relation to social planning. A wicked problem is not about something...

Do you know how to spot a workplace bully?

Do you know how to spot a bully in the workplace? They don’t always conveniently look like Nelson from the Simpsons, but their behaviour towards workmates can be far more damaging than a little...

Tough Love Budget 2014 and What it Means for Mining

Joe Hockey’s ‘tough love’ budget was delivered last night heralding a new era of government, not for the faint of heart, but surprisingly gentle on the mining sector. As expected, the controversial...

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Tackling the complexities of groundwater in mining

A new partnership between Rio Tinto and the National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training (NCGRT) is seeking to better understand groundwater behaviour and how to incorporate it in...

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