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WA FIFO inquiry recommends code of practice

A Code of Practice has been recommended to address issues surrounding mental health and FIFO work arrangements The Education and Health Standing Committee handed down its report – The impact of...

Focus on safety at Exploration Industry Forum

The Department of Mines and Petroleum will hold the first Exploration Industry Forum on Friday, June 26, at the University Club of Western Australia. The forum will focus on worker safety and...

DMP releases report on Nifty bogger fatality

The Department of Mines and Petroleum has released a Significant Incident Report regarding the death of a bogger at Nifty Copper Mine. The report has revealed the load-haul-dump (LHD or bogger)...

Rio Tinto seeks Health and Safety Principal Advisor

Rio Tinto have posted a vacant position on their website which may be suitable for safety experts in the mining industry. The company are seeking a Principal Advisor Health and Safety to ensure that...

Foundation says tradies at risk of incontinence

The Continence Foundation of Australia has revealed tradies may be at risk of incontinence, as Tradies National Health Month approaches in August. The report states 20 per cent of the 4.8 million...

Mine officials put Hunter coal mines on watch

Hunter coal mines have been warned, after an increase of incidents involving dump trucks coming into contact with overhead power lines. State mine officials have reported that there has been a number...

New Codes Of Practice for NSW Mining Sector

WA Pilbara mines receive site visits after fatalities

Three Pilbara mining operations which experienced workplace fatalities this year have been visited by senior officials from the Department of Mines and Petroleum. State Mining Engineer Andrew Chaplyn...

Earthmoving company pretty in pink for charity

An earthmoving company has painted one of their machines bright pink in support of the National Breast Cancer Foundation’s Real Men Wear Pink campaign. Dunns Earthmoving, a leading provider of...

Research reveals shocking rates of FIFO depression

Fly-in fly-out workers are suffering from depression at more than twice the rate of the general Australian population, according to research from Edith Cowan University. Researchers surveyed 629...

WA miner injured after “horseplay” on site

The Western Australian Department of Mines and Petroleum have issued a Significant Incident Report after a miner was injured as a result of “horseplay”. The incident occurred when a...

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