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Mining safety is a broad term referring to the practice of controlling and managing a wide range of hazards associated with the life cycle of mining-related activities. Mining safety practice involves the implementation of recognised hazard controls and/or reduction of risks associated with mining activities to legally, socially and morally acceptable levels.

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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...

Glencore fatality rate soars as it pledges to improve mining safety

Glencore fatality rate soars

Glencore’s fatality rate across its’ global operations has soared with 16 fatalities recorded year to date an investor group has heard. Amidst concerns from investors, the organisation...

Another mining fatality at the Great Panther operations leaves workers wondering about mine safety

Two fatalities in two weeks at Great Panther

Listed Canadian mining company Great Panther has confirmed the death of a miner at its’ Coricancha Mine Complex in Peru. The fatal incident is the second in two weeks for the miner who recorded...

hazard management in the mining industry helps control critical risks

Hazard Management

Hazard management in mining is fundamental to the safe operation of a mine. Despite a higher than average percentage of workers in the mining sector undertaking formal occupational health and safety...

BHP Shareholders were told of a renewed commitment to mine safety by Chairman Ken Mackenzie and Ceo Andrew Mackenzie

BHP Mackenzies reiterate commitment to mine safety

The Chairman and CEO of BHP have reiterated their commitment to mine safety in their latest speeches to BHP’s AGM in London this week. Chairman Ken Mackenzie told the shareholder’s...

mining safety practitioner looks at bucket for hazards

What is mining safety?

What is mining safety Mining safety is a broad term referring to the practice of controlling and managing a wide range of hazards associated with the life cycle of mining-related activities. Mine...

mining training

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...

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

Procedures and sequence for safely removing PPE

Incorrect procedures for donning or doffing personal protective equipment (PPE) including safety glasses/goggles, respirators, coveralls and safety gloves can cause exposure to hazardous materials...