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stress managing stress in the mining industry

Stressed out

The impact of stress-related illness in the mining sector is greater than many suspect, writes Helen Gibbons. To its credit, the mining industry is becoming increasingly aware that unmanaged mental...

WA incidents

Reversing the leading vehicle activity of WA incidents

A Western Australian Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) report has found that reversing is the primary vehicle activity that accounts for the largest number of collisions in...

Scania

Scania trials autonomous truck at Dampier Salt

Rio Tinto is working with Scania to make the Dampier Salt operation in Western Australia a safer environment by testing an autonomous transport system. The first phase of the trial, which started in...

Professor Sidney Dekker

Q&A with Professor Sidney Dekker

SAFETY DIFFERENTLY Professor, author and pilot Sidney Dekker talks safety from 30,000ft, “overparenting” in the mining industry, and how one Australian mine has scrapped all safety procedures in a...

Company Fined for Unsafe Transportation of Dangerous Goods

Company fined $90,000 after mine worker injured

Process Minerals International has been fined $90,000 for failing to provide a safe working environment after a worker was seriously injured in 2012. The Woodie Woodie mine process plant contractor...

Queensland FIFO Review released

The Queensland Government has released a review of fly-in fly out mines in the state, which has presented eight recommendations to the mining industry. The state government commissioned the FIFO...

QRC launches Mental Health Blueprint

The Queensland Resources Council has launched a landmark Blueprint for Mental Health and Wellbeing as a guide for best practice for the sector that employs tens of thousands of Queenslanders. QRC...

Ten shocking alcohol-fuelled workplace accidents

After a long day at work, it is not uncommon to put our feet up and crack open a beer to unwind for the day. In an industry where days are longer than usual, and ‘home’ is an isolated...