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Gladstone LNG site sabotaged

Equipment was damaged and bolts were removed from winches in what police believe is a deliberate sabotage attempt at an LNG construction site at Curtis Island off the coast of Gladstone. Developers...

Psychological distress in the workplace

The numbers are staggering: 1 in 5 Australian adults will experience a mental illness every year; a figure which stacks up to 48% of us over our lifetime. A recent FIFO/DIDO Mental Health Research...

Sign of the mines

“The physical appearance of the warning may inadvertently communicate hazard severity.”  There’s much more to creating effective warnings than choosing the right colour, size, location and font...

Biodiesels breath of fresh air

Is biodiesel the breath of fresh air the mining sector has been looking for? Dr Victoria Haritos from the CSIRO looks at the case for biodiesel in the resources sector. The 2012 classification of...

Call for Safety Board Nominations

Nominations are being sought from suitably qualified people to become independent members of the NSW Mining Competence Board. If you have expertise in the development of competence standards and...

Psychological compensation claims on the rise

Musculosketal injuries are still the main trigger for compensation claims in the mining sector however psychological claims are on the rise, according to WorkCover Queensland data. Research also...

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