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Paste wall failure in western Australian mine

Paste wall failure

A catastrophic paste wall failure in a drive at the top of a stope could have claimed lives of mineworkers after they were forced to climb into the bucket of a bogger and radio to be rescued. The...

managers may be setting the wrong priorities

Managers may be setting the wrong priorities

To what extent are risks taken into account in a business strategy? In 2018, consulting firm DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) interviewed senior managers from various high-risk industries such...

safety management systems should assist management

Safety Management Systems – a different perspective

A Safety Management System is supposed to be a systematic and proactive process for managing safety risks. Having a structured approach to safety management should complement and support good...

controlling risks

Controlling risks help Lowndes win races

V8 Supercar Champion Craig Lowndes OAM told a mining industry audience at the Gold Coast that winning races is not a matter of chance…it’s a matter of controlling risks. Speaking at this year’s...

BLOG: From deficits to possibilities

by Daniel Hummerdal, Safety Differently    There is something disturbingly negative about safety. And I believe there are three main reasons for this. The first reason is that safety is...

know safety no pain

Know safety, no pain

Professor David Cliff writes about OHS in the minerals industry in the 21st century. Great progress has been made in reducing accidents and incidents in the mining industry. Large highly mechanised...