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Queensland mine safety inspector crisis

Queensland mines inspectorate reaches crisis point

The Queensland mine safety inspectorate has reached a crisis point according to department insiders and a former Queensland mines inspector. Claims of internal infighting, inadequate staff resources...

Parental leave policy standard has been set by KCGM to encourage parents back to the workforce by providing parental support

KCGM to set the standard for Parental Leave Policy

KCGM has announced significant changes to its Parental Leave Policy, joining its’ Joint Venture owner Newmont Goldcorp in setting a new industry standard within Australia. Under the new...

James Palmer BHP - Mine Safety Changes required

What BHP’s Asset President said about mine safety

James Palmer, BHP’s Captain of the ship in the Bowen Basin gave a speech to industry players last week in Mackay. That speech alluded to an acknowledgement of the state of safety in mines...

Reutech has launched a new radar which may be the fastest slope monitoring device yet seen. Groundprobe

Reutech launches new slope stability radar

Reutech Mining says it has launched the fastest scanning and most sophisticated slope monitoring radar in the industry, the MSRIV Esprit. “The exceptional high scan speed ensures early detection of...

Explosives truck

Man missing after explosive truck explodes

A 67-year-old man is missing following explosives truck catching fire up in Western Australia’s Mid West region. Police were notified of the explosion about 5 pm on Friday near the small town...

14 dead after landslide at Myanmar jade mine

A landslide at a Myanmar jade mine has killed at least 14 people including a policeman, authorities said, as rescuers frantically searched for more victims. The accident happened early on Sunday in...

Vehicle rollaway

Vehicle rollaway at mine site

The NSW Mines Regulator has reported a vehicle rollaway at a mine site. The Regulator’s release said ‘An unattended light vehicle moved an estimated 250 metres from where it was parked...

Saliva drug testing expert DR JOHN EDWARDS

Changes to saliva drug testing standards

Changes to saliva drug testing Australian Standards AS/NZ 4760:2019. After more than two years of revision, public comment and re-revision, the new oral fluid Australian Standard (which now includes...

Downing in a dozer

Drowning in a dozer

While open cut miners are familiar with working around sumps in mines, very few operators may consider the potential scenarios of drowning in a dozer. The reality of an operator drowning in a dozer...

Feedback is sought on Model WHS Laws

Safe Work Australia seeking feedback on Model WHS laws

Safe Work Australia has invited feedback on the recommendations of the review of the model WHS laws The model WHS laws were reviewed in 2018. The Review of the model WHS laws: Final report was...