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drug offences

Mine trainer convicted of drug offences

A Moranbah mine trainer and assessor has been convicted of drug offences after he was found to be using 1g of MDMA which he claimed was for personal use to deal with anxiety issues caused from his...

WHS laws

Deputy Premier of NSW reports on review of WHS laws

The report on the statutory review of the Work Health and Safety (Mines and Petroleum Sites) Act 2013 and Work Health and Safety (Mines and Petroleum Sites) Regulation 2014 (WHS (MPS) laws) was...

mining automation

Investigate the human aspects of mining automation

As the role of automation in the mining industry grows, researchers from The University of Queensland’s Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI) have secured funding from the mining industry to undertake...

Foot Injury

Excavator Access Ladder Causes Foot Injury

Resources Safety & Health Queensland released a safety alert on a recent incident at a Central Queensland surface coal mine. According to the report, an excavator retractable access ladder was in...

The NT Government has moved to introduce industrial manslaughter laws

Model work health and safety laws finally coming to WA

After lengthy and intense debate, the Work Health and Safety Bill 2019 (WA) (WHS Bill) was passed by the Western Australian Parliament, on 3 November 2020. It is anticipated the WHS Bill will receive...

Collision incident

Collision incident at a surface mine

Resources Safety and Health Queensland has reported a collision incident at a surface mine due to lack of positive communications. According to the report, a service truck entered a drill pad to...

Incident | Dozer connects with bucket

The NSW Resources Regulator has reported a dozer incident at an open cut coal mine. A dozer driver has connected with the bucket of an excavator as the dozer operator was doing a push across the face...

Work Health and Safety Bill passes Upper House

After nearly four weeks of debate, the Government of Western Australia’s Work Health and Safety (WHS) Bill passed the Legislative Council on 21st October. It will now be sent to the Legislative...

coal mine worker injury

Incident | Serious Thumb Injury

An incident report has been released by Queensland Coal Mines Inspectorate in relation to a coal mine worker’s thumb being injured during driving of star pickets at a mine site. A coal mine...