Before fire suppression systems were introduced to and implemented in the mining industry in the 1960s, there was a significant amount of crippling loss of equipment, production, and life due to fire outbreaks in mines.
Underground mining contractor Barminco has been awarded a three-year extension to its long running contract at Western Areas’ Forrestania nickel operations in Western Australia.
Grange Resources’ Savage River iron ore mine in Tasmania saw the opportunity to further safeguard its operators on site by equipping its mobile equipment with remote controls.
Bestech managing director Sam Bhasin outlines the importance of measurement and training devices to enhance safety and productivity on site.
Boart Longyear’s Zachary Strauss discusses how the company’s latest drill rig and loader solutions work together to reduce the risk of hand and back injuries.
The Association of Mining and Exploration Companies (AMEC) has slammed the Western Australian Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) for leaving a mine safety levy and trust fund $10 million in deficit.
Mining companies increasingly expect drilling contractors to keep pace with their commitment for healthier and safer work sites for all employees, according to Boart Longyear.
Newcrest Mining has avoided major mine damage and injury to workers at the Cadia gold operation in New South Wales following a seismic event on Good Friday.
Tony Brooks, director of Safety MITS (Mining Industrial Trade Suppliers), discusses the dangers of using timber to support heavy loads.
Users of Schneider Electric’s Unity Pro software are urged to download an upgrade, after a vulnerability was discovered in the software. According to Indegy Labs, the vulnerability in Unity Pro allows any user to remotely execute code directly on any computer on which the software is installed. This vulnerability is present in every control network … Continue reading Vulnerability found in Schneider Electric’s ICS software
According to a story today in Lawyers Weekly, the Model Work Health and Safety Act that was introduced in 2011 has failed to unify the various state-based health and safety laws.
Yancoal’s Austar coal mine has recorded another dangerous coalburst, knocking two workers to the ground.
Rod Mitchell’s Transport and Exploration Services has been fined $110,000 for the death of a worker at the Woodie Woodie mine last year.
South Australia’s largest mine, BHP’s Olympic Dam, was forced to halt production as storms battered the state.
The storms battering South Australia have halted production at OZ Minerals’ Prominent Hill mine.
Australia’s largest workplace health and safety event, Safety in Action, took place this year in Sydney, exhibiting the latest products and seminars to encourage workplace safety.
In a Q&A with Critical Resource, Tom Butler, CEO and President of the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM), discusses lessons from the Samarco tailings spill in Brazil, the need to look closely at buyers’ sustainability commitments during asset sales, and the need to streamline transparency reporting.
A former Callide coal miner is suing Anglo American over a truck accident he claims has kept him out of work, however Anglo claims the man is lying.
Workers who reportedly continually bullied a colleague for working too hard have lost their unfair dismissal case.
Aggreko AusPac has celebrated achieving one million man-hours, or two years, without a lost time injury (LTI), highlighting the company’s focus on safety.