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Electric company charged over Hazelwood mine blaze

An electric service company has been charged with 10 safety breaches after the Hazelwood mine fire in Victoria’s La Trobe Valley, which burned for almost 40 days. After a WorkSafe...

BLOG: Rules – Who Needs Them?

By Craig Marriot My grandfather was a Military Policeman in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War. My father was a Royal Marine. I remember as a child seeing a clipping of an old article in...

Near miss when pick-and-carry crane rolls over

The importance of workers being properly trained and holding necessary licences has been highlighted after a pick-and-carry crane rolled on a mine site. In November, an articulated, pick-and-carry...

safety management systems should assist management

Top 10 articles of 2015

As another huge year in the mining and resources industry comes to an end, we have compiled a list of the 10 most popular mine safety stories of 2015.   10. Workers evacuated from...

Australians underestimate risks of heat, research says

Health professionals are using the first day of summer to warn Australians to prepare for a hot summer and scorching heatwaves. Heat expert Liz Hanna says heatwaves kill many Australians and extreme...

heat stress and hydration mining

SafeWork NSW reminds workers to be safe in summer

As it gets closer to summer and temperatures heat up this week, SafeWork NSW has issued a reminder of the importance of working safely this summer. Executive Director of SafeWork NSW Peter Dunphy...

Sixteen work-related fatalities in July

There were 16 work-related deaths during July, according to Safe Work Australia’s Notifiable Fatalities Monthly Report. The report reveals 11 male workers, one female worker, three male...