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National Safe Work Month launched

National Safe Work Month has been launched to raise awareness about workplace health and safety during the month of October. CEO of Safe Work Australia Michelle Baxter launched 2016 National Safe...

Vehicle fire protection standard revised

Fire safety standards for mobile transport owners and operators have been changed under the revised Australian Standard AS 5062-2016 Fire protection for mobile and transportable equipment. With...

Rehabilitation work begins at WA abandoned mines

Rehabilitation site works started last week on the Black Diamond pit lake located within the Allanson town site boundary, approximately 5km west of Collie. The site is the first of four pilots to be...

BLOG: From deficits to possibilities

by Daniel Hummerdal, Safety Differently    There is something disturbingly negative about safety. And I believe there are three main reasons for this. The first reason is that safety is...

New Queensland mining laws commence

From this week, landholders and miners have more certainty about their land access rights and responsibilities around resource developments. Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural...

No safe level of coal dust exposure, researchers say

There may not be a safe level of coal dust exposure, University of Melbourne researchers have suggested. Since May last year, Queensland has confirmed 15 cases of Coal Worker’s Pneumoconiosis (CWP)...

Young workers vulnerable to workplace injuries

Young workers are particularly vulnerable to workplace injuries with 49 young people aged between 15-24 injured every week in 2015/16, according to WorkSafe Victoria statistics. The statistics, which...

BHP launches Technology and Innovation Award

BHP Billiton has awarded Henry Muller the inaugural Technology and Innovation Award for his work in the 1980s that allowed Olympic Dam to become a commercially viable operation making four products...

Falling rock smashes through loader windscreen

A worker was injured at a New South Wales quarry after a large rock smashed through the front end loader he was operating and struck him. The large rock, weighing about 23 kilograms, fell about 17m...

Opal miner injured by falling material

An opal miner has suffered a spinal injury after being struck by falling mullock when attempting to close a hopper door with a star picket. A safety alert released by NSW Mine Safety this week said...