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Dangerous Incident Safety Incident Coal Mine

Dangerous incident: black powder product

Packaging from a black powder product was found smouldering in the extraction drive by the shotfirer and his assistant. Four cartridges were found in this state. The root cause of packaging being...

Dangerous Incident Safety Incident Coal Mine

Dangerous incident: winder main skip

While carrying out maintenance, a winder main skip made contact with a davit arm. The arm had been used to prepare for maintenance and when the winder was operated it struck the davit arm...

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

Advanced Automation to reduce Workplace Injuries

Automation and robots will make work safer and reduce workplace injury in Australia over the next 20 years, as revealed in a joint study by Safe Work Australia and CSIRO’s data innovation group...

Mining Safety Products

The Queensland Land Court’s New Practice Directions

by Mathew Deighton, Alice Blackburn, Jasmine Zamprogno| IN BRIEF – Parties to Land Court proceedings should familiarise themselves with the new Practice Directions, as they both will have...

Recent amendments to the Coal Industry Act 2001

The Coal Industry Amendment Bill 2018 was passed in the NSW Parliament on 16 May 2018 to amend the Coal Industry Act 2001. This change is intended to restore the original intention of the Act to...

Regulator’s compliance blitz gets results

The Resources Regulator has focused the NSW mining and petroleum sectors on their compliance obligations during its state-wide blitz into issues ranging from work health and safety to mine site...

AMSJ Winter 2021 MREC