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Augmented reality may transform mining safety

A leading consulting company has confirmed that many larger global organisations will be using augmented reality (A/R) and Virtual Reality (V/R) within three years to improve productivity and work...

haul truck driver killed

Haul truck driver killed: 79 km/h downhill crash

A haul truck driver killed at Paraburdoo Channar mine last month was travelling at 79 km/h when his fully loaded Komatsu 830E A/C haul truck left the ramp and hit a windrow in a designated 20 km/h...

R U OK? HOW TO ASK

Mental health is something that everyone who works in mining should be aware of. Whether your own, or someone else’s mental health, chances are you will be affected in some way in your time in the...

Tahmoor Coal mine

Tahmoor coal mine closed awaiting safety assessment

GFG Alliance’s Tahmoor coal mine has remain closed awaiting the outcomes of investigations and on-going mine safety assessments. The mine became national headlines last week when two miners...

mines rescue at tahmoor

Mines rescue at Tahmoor coal mine

WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW> Last weeks news on the mines rescue at Tahmoor mine where two miners were trapped in a lift shaft due to a winder fault has raised a range of safety concerns at the Tahmoor...

cyberthreat

Cyberthreat could impact mining safety

A recent Ernst & Young survey on global information security has revealed an increase in cyberthreats to asset-intensive industries such as mining. A cyberthreat could impact mining safety by...

mining hazard

Mining hazard identification challenge

How good are you at identifying a mining hazard? Mining safety researchers from the USA based National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health have developed an online assessment to test your...

Box Flat mine disaster

Box Flat mine disaster remembered

The Box Flat Mine disaster occurred on the 31 July 1972 when 17 miners lost their lives after an underground gas explosion, 14 men who were working in the vicinity of the explosion and three miners...

shift work cancer

Shift work may be linked to cancer

Recent commissioned research from the UK’s premier occupational health and safety professional organisation has indicated that there may be increased incidence of cancers in shift workers...

AMSJ Spring 2018