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We provide the latest news and information on Australian mine safety. As the largest most respected source of mine safety information on the internet, Australasian mine safety journal provides daily news, information, case studies and research on Australian mine safety.

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Better Training, Better Outcomes

There is no doubt that mining is a dangerous occupation. In centuries past, the risk of death and serious injury was a very real possibility for mine workers whether they were extracting coal, metal...

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BHP delivers safer tyre handling system to Saraji

BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance’s (BMA) Saraji coal mine in Central Queensland has made a commitment to challenge its existing mindset around tyre handlers. Tyre fitters are exposed to many...

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...

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

The Why and How of Critical Risk Management

Critical Risks focus on the prevention of serious injuries and fatalities and in some cases can include other unwanted material events (UME’s) relating to significant financial loss or business...

mining safety legend

Mining safety legend

Frank Windridge – Australian mining safety legend shared some thoughts on his career with AMSJ this week. For those new to the industry, Frank was the Queensland Mining Warden and the author of Moura...

Importance of Deep Level Mine Safety

Safety is imperative in every mining situation. However, the need for safety for deep level mining is on a whole different level. Deep level mining requires a deeper dig, in search of minerals. It’s...

cfmmeu charged

CFMMEU Face Alleged Cartel Charges

The boss of the Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union (CFMMEU) and the union itself have been charged with criminal cartel conduct. The charges come after an investigation by the...

Mining safety shows global improvement

The amount of mining fatalities among 28 of the world’s 40 largest miners which disclosed their safety statistics has reduced by 37 percent. Out of 22 companies which reported injury frequency rate...

OHS rules in mining truck drivers rules

Survey Says OHS rules ‘gone too far’

More than half (53 per cent) of mining workers believe that OHS rules are “over the top”, a recent Mining People Polling and Media Centre survey shows. The response transcended seniority levels...

AMSJ April 2022