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Rio Tinto company pleads guilty over death of WA miner

An iron ore company owned by Rio Tinto has pleaded guilty to failing to provide a safe working environment for its employees, after the death of a man at a Western Australian mine. Brent Glew, 27...

Wormald partners with Komatsu

WORMALD has signed a national supply agreement with Komatsu to provide Fire Suppression System Kits for mobile equipment. An industry first, the partnership will see vehicle fire suppression systems...

Focus on workplace safety for Workers’ Memorial Day

WORKERS who have lost their lives will be remembered today, for World Day for Safety and Health at Work and Workers’ Memorial Day. Today is a day to focus on taking actions which can prevent future...

Safety News: Around The World

[tabs style=”boxed”][tab title=”1 Us”] United States The United States’ Safety and Health Administration announced in mid January that underground coal mining operators must...

Time To Get Your Head In The Cloud

Jeffrey Ling explains how electronic inspection and safety compliance management is transforming the mining industry. Safety management in any industry can quickly lead to stacks of paperwork...

Breath Test For Drugs One Step Closer

A team of researchers in Sweden claim to have developed a reliable test that can detect drugs in a person’s system through a sample of their exhaled breath. A majority of mines in Australia currently...

Drilling Down An Accident Investigation

The following case study is an extract of an investigation report prepared by the NSW Mine Safety Investigation Unit: “Investigation into a serious drill rig incident at Ashton Coal Mine on 12 August...

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