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2021 Innovative Skills Awards

Innovative Skilling Awards winners announced

Like many events, the 2021 Innovative Skills Awards were conducted differently this year. Recognising creativity and leading practice in driving quality training in the resources industry, the...

workplace safety

New grants to boost workplace safety

Fresh ideas to reduce workplace harm and improve outcomes for injured workers are being funded through a new WorkSafe Victoria grants program. The WorkSafe grants support initiatives that deliver...

personnel vehicle incident

Potential crush point on personnel transport vehicle

The NSW Resources Regulator has published a safety alert following the incident on 20 May 2021. According to the report, at the time of the incident, a worker was travelling as a passenger in a...

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Rigger falls from height

The NSW Resources Regulator has reported a fall from height incident. A rigger had completed lift activities and was dismounting a scaffold. While climbing onto the ladder, the rigger ducked under a...

mine site rehabilitation in the Pilbara.

Fortescue improve Pilbara mine site rehabilitation

The Cooperative Research Centre for Transformations in Mining Economies (CRC TiME), along with partners Fortescue Metals Group (Fortescue), University of Western Australia (UWA) and Curtin University...

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Anglo American completes first maritime biofuel trial

Anglo American has successfully trialled the use of sustainable biofuel to power a chartered capesize ship during a voyage from Singapore to South Africa. The biodiesel blend, produced by converting...

Crawler utility vehicle runaway

Tracked utility vehicles rollaway

The NSW Resources Regulator has recently received two notifications where tracked utility type vehicles have lost motion control and rolled, uncontrolled, down a gradient. Figure 2 Morooka MST-3000VD...

sandvik rotary drilling

Sandvik levels up its rotary drilling

Sandvik has combined the best features of its three previous air bearing bit designs to launch Sandvik RR240, with added improvements that extend bit life and improve productivity in rotary drilling...