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LED mine lighting systems improve safety

Ensuring adequate mine lighting in an underground and surface environments is known to minimise risks associated with a range of hazards to mine workers. Low light increases depth perception an...

tahmoor mine

Tahmoor Mine : Creating positives from negatives

Tahmoor Mine has re-opened over the weekend. The re-opening follows a six week investigation into a significant safety related incident and rescue operation where two men were trapped in a cage for...

critical control management

Critical control management – Is it working?

Melissa Demarco is the Principal Lawyer with Demarco Law. In this article Melissa shares with us some insights in critical control management in the mining and resources industry. CRITICAL CONTROL...

small mines

Small Mines Health & Safety Roadshow

The NSW Resources Regulator has kicked off Safe Work Month with its annual Health and Safety at Small Mines Roadshow.  From Merimbula on the south coast to Broken Hill in the west and Ballina in the...

accident pay

Cut to coal miners accident pay

According to a media release by the CFMEU, the length of time coal mineworkers can claim accident pay under the Black Coal Mining Industry Award has been slashed by one-third in the Fair Work...

simtars

Simtars celebrates 30 years of safety in mines

The Queensland Mines Department’s Safety In Mines Testings & Research Station (Simtars) has celebrated its 30th birthday today. Simtars has played an important role in improving the safety...

north goonyella mine fire

Peabody starting to talk on North Goonyella mine fire

In a media release today, Peabody today provided another periodic update on progress to contain impacts of the previously reported fire at the North Goonyella Mine in Queensland. Details of the...

mental health

Free Apps to help miners stay on top of mental health

It seems a little bizarre but there’s just about an app for everything these days. After a week of reading about World Mental Health Day and the importance of maintaining mental health it occurred to...

north goonyella

Minister calls North Goonyella investigation

The Mackay Daily Mercury has reported this morning that the Queensland Government Minister, responsible for Mining Safety, Dr Anthony Lynham has advised he is assembling an expert team ahead of an...

injury deaths

Australian injury deaths too high

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has released a new report today highlighting trends in injury deaths for the period 1999-2015 across the Australian population. Of particular...

World Mental Health Day

Today marks World Mental Health Day, a day created to shed a more positive light on mental health and to address the fact that one in five Australian are affected by mental illness.   We sat...

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