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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...

north goonyella coal mine fire

Union in Support of Peabody’s Efforts

The CFMEU has come out in support of Peaboy’s efforts in management of the North Goonyella coal mine fire. CFMEU Safety and Health Inspector Steve Woods said efforts to manage the event were...

mine dust

Mine dust victims want companies to pay levy

Mine dust victims are calling on Queensland coal companies to pay a levy on coal production to assist workers afflicted by mine dust diseases. The Mine Dust Victims Group has proposed the coal...

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