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FIRST AID at mine sites – More than bandages and CPR

The importance of applying effective first aid in the first minutes after an accident is paramount to the outcome of the casualty. Daniel Coad and Clinton Jury report. Many of us will have heard the...

Safety in the resources sector

At the core function of any work within a resources company is its ability to ensure and maintain the highest level of safety for its employees. Zero harm is the common goal for everybody working...

High-Tech response to mine safety

Safety In Action will offer safety managers safety solutions that go well beyond personal protective equipment and high-tech automation. Visitors will have the opportunity to discover the most...

Drug and alcohol misuse cost billions

Drug and alcohol misuse is estimated to cost Australian business billions of dollars annually and increases the risk of accidents and incidents in the workplace, through Workplace Health and Safety...

Full body harness 101

The full body harness forms an important part of your personal protection equipment (PPE). Full body harnesses come in a variety of configurations, from basic to premium, to suit different...

New Pike River evidence again raises the question

Recent developments to come out of Pike River indicate that at least one miner, possibly two, may have survived the initial blast. Expert imaging analysis taken from inside the mine after the initial...

Digging deeper – The time for fear in near

In the first edition of Digging Deeper I explored my own near fatal cycling accident, and the thoughts that went through my mind as I spent over a month lying around in a hospital bed, that was...

Zero harm – Just say no!

We are still causing too much serious injury illness and death at work and if we keep doing the same thing we will get the same result. Doing the same thing… Expecting a different result? I am not a...

Health management in mining

Putting the “H” back into Occupational Health and Safety means working systematically towards the prevention of foreseeable harm arising from identified health hazards, writes Norman Jennings. The...

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