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Flying Doctors launch safety course for miners

The Royal Flying Doctors Service (RFDS) has launched three online training courses designed to deliver health services to mining communities across rural and remote Queensland. Nino Di Marco, CEO of...

Tunnel boring machine a safety first on coal mine

In a Queensland coal industry first, a tunnel boring machine (TBM) is being used for drift excavation at a Central Queensland coal mine. Contractor, Redpath, will operate the eight metre diameter TBM...

NSW Mine Worker Trapped in Chute

A 25 year old mine worker was trapped inside a chute at a Muswellbrook coal mine for almost two hours on Monday before rescuers were able to reach him. According to the Newcastle Herald, the man...

Around The World

Around the world

1 CHINA An explosion at a coal mine in China’s south-west killed 28 miners in May. Local media reported that 81 miners were rescued and 18 were taken to hospital after the blast at the Taozigou Mine...

Compliant State

Compliance made simple

The Work Health and Safety Act 2011 came into effect on the 1st of January 2012. That means 18 months ago, unless you live in WA or Victoria, it was expected that your business would be compliant...

A great survival

One of the most remarkable rescue and survival stories in Australian history involved 160 miners, a great train dash, underwater divers and Herbert Hoover, who was to become president of the United...

Forklift accident in NSW quarry

A driver lost control of an unladen forklift while driving downhill on a long, straight quarry road in New South Wales. The forklift rolled over and came to rest in an adjacent drain. The...

Beyond the low hanging fruit

Now, I’m going to drastically oversimplify workplace safety here, but essentially I would like to put forward a case that to achieve great safety outcomes we only need to look at three things –...

August is Tradies National Health Month

The month of August has been declared Tradies National Health Month with events planned at worksites around the country. With research showing that 80% of injured workers in Australia are tradesmen...

New manual for fatigue management

NSW Mines Safety has released a new fatigue management evaluation manual  to help workplaces evaluate the existing capacity, culture and approach to managing fatigue in the workplace. The manual is...

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