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PRODUCTIVE SAFETY – A NEW FOCUS

Organisations are often left wondering how they can be certain that the decisions and investments made have caused, or at least contributed to, a particular organisational outcome or output. This is...

The Entombed Miner

More than a century ago, a small mining community was rocked by a terrifying thunderstorm which left a miner trapped underground due to heavy rain filling the mine. The water wasn’t the only thing...

AVOID THE CRASH

A LIFE LOST BEHIND THE WHEEL An investigation report prepared by the NSW Mine Safety Investigation Unit into a fatal collision between a haul dump truck and a light vehicle at Ravensworth open cut...

IMPROVING SAFETY & PRODUCTIVITY IN COAL MINES

Working with the industry and equipment manufacturers to develop sensor technology, CSIRO have released the following case study of impact, aimed at keeping miners safer and improving productivity...

A FATAL OUTBURST

SEVEN MEN DEAD – WAS IT AN EXPLOSION WAITING TO HAPPEN? An extract from The Coalminers of Queensland, Volume 1: CREATING THE TRADITIONS, a CFMEU publication written by Pete Thomas...

Have your say on WA mining safety legislations

Stakeholder input is now being sought as part of the State Government’s process to modernise and consolidate safety legislation covering mining, petroleum and major hazard facilities (MHFs) in...

GDF Suez refuse to foot $18m Hazelwood mine fire bill

GDF Suez are refusing to pay the $18 million bill for fire fighting efforts to extinguish a fire that burned for 45 days at their Hazelwood mine in Victoria, blanketing nearby towns in smokes and ash...

Worker injured at Boggabri coal mine

A worker has been injured at the Boggabri coal mine this morning, after being trapped in his vehicle following an interaction with a dozer on the site. A Boggabri Coal operator Idemitsu spokesperson...

AMWU rejects oil company proposal for safety concerns

A union has rejected an oil and gas company’s proposed new enterprise deal after twelve months of negotiations. The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union said the company is insisting on amendments...

OHS release new rules for fixed ladders

That precarious moment when you step off or onto the top of a ladder has been the focus of new material released by Safe Work Australia. The OHS policy body published a revision of the model Code of...

Safety concerns over 457 visa deal to axe skills test

The Federal Government is facing criticism over its plan to axe mandatory skills assessments for Chinese migrants seeking to work in Australia on a temporary work (skilled) visa (subclass 457). The...

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