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Heat stress reminder from Regulator

WA’s Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety recently issued a safety reminder to workers about the dangers of heat stress and working in high heat environments on mine sites and remote...

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Digger falls off bench at Caval Ridge

Digger falls off bench. We have received an unconfirmed report that a BMA Caterpillar digger fell off a 6 metre bench at BMA’s Caval Ridge mine 17 km south of Moranbah. The incident reportedly...

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Peabody update on North Goonyella

Peabody have provided an update overnight on the previously reported North Goonyella mine fire and have advised that the Queensland Mines Rescue GAG is now being returned offsite. Peabody says that...

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Converting from casual now in many awards

The Fair Work Commission has now inserted casual conversion clauses (converting from casual) into a number of modern awards. It is important to be aware that if a modern award applies to casual...

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Enter the danger zone | Incident trends send a warning

While the Christmas holiday season may be a time of celebration and relaxation, companies and employees are being urged to slow down and put work safety first. Incident trends have tended to increase...

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Trainee narrowly escapes fall from Haul Truck

The DMIRS has advised that during April this year, a worker was exposed to potentially serious injuries when a handrail latch failed, causing a handrail gate to swing open and the operator narrowly...

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300 dead in Pakistan coal mines since 2010

More than three hundred miners have died in ten years in Pakistan coal mines according to a Pakistan news source. In less than three months another accident in one of the coal mines of Pakistan...

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Australian team launch explosives charging tool

SPONSORED: Forefront Services has recently played a significant role in the future of Australia’s mine safety and in October, the team launched their explosives charging safety products to an...

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Arc Flash urgent reminder across industry

The arc flash risks of working on live electrical equipment have been well known throughout the mining and general industry for many years, yet too many incidents still occur with tragic consequences...

Advice for Entering the Mining Industry

The mining industry is one which is fiercely competitive in this country, but it is also one which can be highly profitable if you are able to establish your company and create a strong reputation...

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