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Safety Alert – Splicing Conveyor Belts

Since January 26, 2017, there have been four miners fatally injured when performing work around conveyor belts in underground coal mines. Two fatalities involved miners crossing the belt and the...

Safety Alert – Articulated truck rollovers (update)

This supersedes Safety Bulletin 170 from the Queensland Government of the same name issued on April 3 2018. On average, an articulated dump truck / water truck rollover occurs every 2 months and of...

Safety Alert – Control of ERZ Controller (Deputy) keys

What happened? Unauthorised coal mine workers (CMWs) have, on occasions, been found with gas monitor bypass keys they were not authorised to hold. These keys are colloquially known as A9 or ‘Deputy...

Safety Alert – Welding machine incidents

What happened? Incident 1: At a coal mine site two coal mine workers suffered electric shocks from an engine driven welding machine. Incident 2: Over a 24 hour period, five industrial blower fans...

Safety Alert – Serious Blast Hole Accident

On March 24, 2018, two miners were using a man-lift to charge (load) blast holes with non-electric blasting caps, 8-grain boosters and ammonium nitrate fuel oil (ANFO) blasting agent. During the...

Safety Alert – Fall of ground traps worker

An excavator operator was doing some stripping work on overburden benches, when he noticed loose material falling from the face behind him. He decided to evacuate the area, and while moving back past...

procedures for safely removing PPE like safety glasses, goggles, coveralls, respirators

Community Engagement in the Onshore Resource Sector

By Professor Samantha Hepburn – Director, Centre for Energy and Natural Resource Law   Spectacular increases in global energy demand over the last few decades have prompted a corresponding...

Dangerous Incident – Fire on Surface Drill

Summary: A surface drill was operating when a small fire occurred. The fire was controlled using a hand-held extinguisher. An investigation identified two hydraulic hoses had rubbed through...