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10 Tips to Make You a More Effective Mining Leader

10 Tips to Make You a More Effective Mining Leader

Many people look forward to rising through the ranks in the mining industry. However, there comes a point when promotion means taking on a leadership role. It is not easy to be an effective leader...

transitioningmine worker to mine boss

Transitioning from a mine worker to a mine boss

MINE WORKER TO MINE BOSS – It is common for many employees in the mining industry to start at the grass-roots level and transition to a range of supervisory and management roles in various...

prevent group violence

Australia needs to prevent group violence

Dr Phillip Wadds says early intervention can challenge toxic masculinity that may have led to the recent unprovoked knife attack on a man in Pyrmont. Australia needs to challenge toxic masculinity...

The science behind speaking up for safety

Organisations need to make a distinction between safety leadership and general leadership if they are to genuinely influence worker behaviour and encourage employees to “speak up for safety”...

What is good safety culture

What are the elements of good safety culture?

Hale’s (2000) “elements for a good culture for safety” In a Safety Science editorial titled ‘Culture’s confusions,’ Hale (2000) offered the following list of eight “elements for a good culture for...

Zero harm may be an unreal response

Zero harm safety – 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. In 2012, Dave Whitefield shared his thoughts with us on Zero...

developing safety policy

Safety policy – from compliance to desire-driven

David Provan talks about the challenges of Safety Differently in the context of developing a safety policy. David writes….As a safety professional the concepts of safety differently can be...

cultural safety why do we continue doing the death knock before we improve safety

Cultural Safety | Why do we have to do the Death-Knock?

Spotlight on cultural safety | There is that awful rapping of the knuckles on the door. It usually has to be repeated 2-3 times; the manager always seems to knock ever so quietly. Why do you think...

Workplace Safety low hanging fruit

Beyond the low hanging fruit in workplace safety

OPINION Dave Whitefield writes ….Now, I’m going to drastically oversimplify workplace safety here, but essentially I would like to put forward a case. To achieve great safety outcomes we only...