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Mine Safety Australia is emerging as an important part of mining in Australia. Australian companies are looking at innovative practices and equipment to improve their safety performance in Australia. The introduction of robotic autonomous haul trucks has contributed to a reduction in fatal incidents in Australian mines where they are operating. Australian mine safety innovation leads the world in gas monitoring, automation, real-time hazard monitoring and other technological developments.

Yallourn coal mine

Yallourn coal mine shut amid flood fears

In Gippsland’s Latrobe Valley, Yallourn power station’s brown coal mine has been evacuated and electricity generation has been reduced with fears swollen rivers nearby could flood the...

WA Mine Safety Performance Report

Western Australian Mine Safety Performance 2018-2019

The Western Australian Government has released its’ annual mine safety performance report on the mining and resources sector. Key Highlights of the report include: WA MINE SAFETY PERFORMANCE...

Human factors in mining

Reducing incidents through human factors

Transport and heavy resource companies are spending more money and time implementing state of the art technology and innovative safety management systems; improving HR, training, risk management and...

Bushfire smoke effects in underground mines

Bushfire smoke in underground mines

With the range of bushfires burning across Australia at the moment, miners are advised to consider the potential effects of smoke in underground mine ventilation given its ability to mask a range of...

legal privilege may affect safety information sharing

Legal privilege & safety

Dr Ray Parkin OAM shares his thoughts on the impacts of Legal Privilege on mine safety practice and the potential legal privilege implications as industrial manslaughter laws are introduced by the...

Soft tissue

Soft tissue health a top priority for reducing LTIs

A physical trainer, noted for helping FIFO workers with fitness and weight reduction plans, believes soft tissue health is the “key focus” to reducing total recorded injury frequency rates (TRIFR)...

AMSJ April 2022