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Technology assisting workplaces to prevent injuries

A new range of connected wearable technologies may be already improving safety across the mining industry. Serious workplace injuries and illnesses cost the Australian economy an estimated $61.8...

Service mechanic sustained serious hand injuries when struck by radiator fan blades on a generator

Mechanic sustained serious hand injuries

The Department of Western Australia, the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety has released a safety alert regarding a mechanic who had serious hand injuries when serviced a generator...

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An e-cigarette devices incident at mine site

On 11th January 2021, the Government of Western Australia, Department of Mines Industry Regulation and Safety received a report of an incident at a mine site where an electronic cigarette (vape)...

COVID-19 Vaccine National WHS guidance released

COVID-19 Vaccine National WHS guidance released

Safe Work Australia has released work health safety guidance on COVID-19 vaccinations and the workplace in readiness for Australia’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout strategy commencing Monday, 22 February...

Rockfall injures jumbo operator

Rockfall injures jumbo operator

Queensland Mineral Mines & Quarries Inspectorate has published a rockfall incident that caused a jumbo operator suffered a serious injury (broken rib). According to the report, The jumbo operator...

A worker was blasted in the face by compressed air

Worker face injuries by compressed air

The NSW Resources Regulator has published an incident that caused a worker’s face injury at an underground coal mine. According to the report, a worker was blasted in the face by compressed air...

Harmony Gold mining worker fatal accident

Harmony worker killed at Target mine

Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited has announced that an employee was fatally injured on 3rd February, following a seismic event that triggered a fall of ground at Target mine in Welkom in the Free...

Workplace harrasment

New National guides on inappropriate behaviours released

Safe Work Australia has released new guidance materials to support businesses in understanding how to prevent and respond to sexual harassment and how to manage the risk of violence and aggression in...