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Fatigue Monitoring

Fatigue monitoring technology for NVHR

The Federal Government and the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) are investing in new field trials to test driver fatigue monitoring technologies which can enhance heavy vehicle safety outcomes...

T282C

Five Liebherr T282C trucks arrive at Peak Downs

Managing one truck move safely and efficiently is, at the best of times is a challenge, but a heavy haulage company has managed to safely move five new Ultra-Class Liebherr T282C Dump Trucks to...

forklift accident

Leg amputated after forklift accident

In a serious forklift accident in Queensland during September 2018, an operator’s lower leg was amputated when the forklift he was driving struck a bollard in a warehouse facility. Initial...

dust monitoring

CFMEU calls for independent dust monitoring

The CFMEU Mining & Energy Division has called for independent dust monitoring to be conducted by a Queensland Government agency. CFMEU Mining and Energy Queensland President Stephen Smyth said...

Hydraulic hose failure

Hydraulic hose failure caused fire in scraper

The NSW Resources Regulator has advised of a scraper fire due to hydraulic hose failure. Summary A worker suffered minor burns when exiting a scraper after it caught fire. A hired scraper was...

haul trucks collision

Haul truck collision in wet weather

The recent wet weather in eastern parts of Australia has contributed to a high potential  incident at a surface mine involving a haul truck collision. The NSW Resources Regulator has advised today...

inside pike river

Video footage inside Pike River Mine

In a follow-up to our recent story on the re-entry and recovery of 29 miners who perished in the Pike River Mine Disaster, video footage from inside Pike River Mine Borehole 44 appears to show no...

Turkish mine

A day in the life of a Turkish Miner

It’s great to find perspective on our management of work safety and working conditions in the Australian mining industry. We are often critical of our own efforts to manage safety and balance...

dumb things people do at mines

Dumb things people do at mines sites

We all know that there’s someone out there that we’ve worked with over the years who just does the dumbest things when it comes to maintaining safety on site. Fortunately, most people...

hydraulic accumulator

Hydraulic Accumulator Near Miss

DMIRS WA has issued a safety alert highlighting the dangers of work with pressurised hydraulic accumulators. In May 2018, workers were exposed to potentially serious or life threatening injuries when...

BHP trials drones for port operations

Mining and energy giant BHP is trialing the use of drones to speed up its port operations. The firm intends to deploy small unmanned aerial vehicles to take draft readings and inspect holds on giant...

mine lighting

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...

AMSJ Spring 2018