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BLOG: Weak and Invisible Safety Leadership?

By Daniel Hummerdal Every now and then I meet people who claim that what is needed to improve safety is ‘strong and visible safety leadership’. I sort of get what they mean with ‘visible leadership’...

Black Lung: Union says gov’t needs to do more

A sixth black lung case has been confirmed in Queensland, with a 51-year-old electrician diagnosed last week. The diagnosis comes just days after Mining Minister Dr Anthony Lynham announced a five...

Workers driven into lethal fire zone by Alcoa

Workers at Alcoa’s Wagerup aluminium refinery south of Perth believe the company put their lives at risk by sending them to work at the site when the area was still ablaze during WA’s fire...

New five-point plan to protect coal miners’ health

The Queensland Government has released a five-point plan to tackle an important health issue for the state’s past and current coal miners. Natural Resources and Mines Minister and Acting Health...

Fifth black lung case confirmed in Queensland

A fifth case of black lung disease has been confirmed in Queensland, but the latest diagnosis could just be the “tip of the iceberg”. A Middlemount man in his 60s is the latest victim of...

BLOG: Safety Culture, The Movie

Written by Gary Wong It’s the holiday season. One terrific way to celebrate as a family is to see a movie together. Our pick? Star Wars: the Force Awakens. Well, that was an easy decision. The next...

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Springvale coal mine approval challenged in court

Centennial Coal’s Springvale mine is heading back to court just months after an expansion was approved, with a conservation group concerned about pollution of Sydney drinking water catchments...

Promising outlook for oil and gas puts pressure on HSE

The future outlook for the oil and gas sector is promising even though Australia’s biggest gas projects are now moving from construction to production phase – and the increase in supply is pushing...

Wheatstone food quality slammed on social media

Chevron’s Wheatstone LNG Project has come under fire on social media, with workers posting images of food served up with a side of insects. On the Facebook page, FIFO Construction Workers 3/1...

Workers trapped after Chinese mine collapse dead

Eleven workers trapped underground in a coal mine collapse have died, authorities in central China said yesterday. According to a statement from Yulin city’s propaganda department, the miners...

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