Australasian Mine Safety Journal

Australasia's Leading Journal in Mining Safety

  • More than a dozen workers infected at processing plant

    More than a dozen workers infected at processing plant

    A growing number of employees caught a highly contagious disease at a resource extraction facility. At least 13 workers recently tested positive to coronavirus (COVID-19) at Mineral Resources’...

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  • Employer retrains hundreds of workers for mine automation

    Employer retrains hundreds of workers for mine automation

    A multinational resources company and CAT equipment supplier are quickly instructing employees how to work with automated machinery. The WesTrac Technology Training Centre recently trained more...

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  • Mining giant failed to disclose positive result says whistleblower

    Mining giant failed to disclose positive result says whistleblower

    A multinational resources company withheld information on a workplace infection at a Central Queensland coal mine, an insider alleged. One employee has accused BHP of failing to disclose at least […]

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  • Back To Work Like A Boss: Put your best foot forward in 2022

    Back To Work Like A Boss: Put your best foot forward in 2022

    When it comes to those on the tools, dressing the part for work is more than just looking good—it’s also about comfort and protection. The new year is the perfect […]

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  • Mining giants order eco friendly trains

    Mining giants order eco friendly trains

    Multiple resources companies will add battery power to their rail networks. BHP, Rio Tinto and Fortescue Metals Group recently bought new battery-electric locomotives for their operations in...

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  • Employer fined after metal shard hits worker in neck

    Employer fined after metal shard hits worker in neck

    A multinational resources company will pay for an external employee’s severe workplace injury. BHP was fined years after a metal shard struck a maintenance worker at the Mount Whaleback Mine, […]

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  • Resources giant approves driverless truck rollout for $4.9B mine

    A multinational mining company will automate haulage at one of its largest expansion projects in the nation. BHP confirmed it will roll out driverless trucks and other mine equipment at […]

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  • Gas detection solutions: Advanced sensor technology to keep your staff protected.

    Gas detection solutions: Advanced sensor technology to keep your staff protected.

    Protection against explosive and toxic gases is an absolute necessity for safe operations in the mining industry. Naturally occurring gases remain a principle airborne hazard and continue to place...

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  • Mining giant celebrates 3 years without workplace deaths

    A multinational resources company operated for an extended period without a single worker fatality. BHP is celebrating a few years without any reported workplace deaths across the nation. The...

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  • Oral-fluid drug testing: Are you fit for work?

    Oral-fluid drug testing: Are you fit for work?

    The implementation of an appropriate and effective drug testing policy and procedure can sometimes be controversial. Currently, the debate about oral-fluid testing versus urine testing is a hot...

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  • Underground mine fire leaves worker with serious burns

    An employee suffered severe injuries after material handling equipment caught on fire at an underground operation. One Newcrest Mining worker received serious burns when his LH621 Sandvik loader...

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  • Mine sites report multiple FIFO staff tested positive

    Mine sites report multiple FIFO staff tested positive

    Remote employees became infected with a highly contagious disease at multiple mining operations. Newmont Corporation and South32 reported numerous fly-in fly-out (FIFO) workers recently tested...

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  • ADE Spray System

    ADE Spray System

    Water truck operations are complicated, some might even say it’s an art form. The weather is always changing, some roads are slipperier than others, water truck operators need to be […]

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  • ADE Spray Head Valves

    ADE Spray Head Valves

    The ADE Spray head valve are heavy duty, low maintenance and made for mining An innovative internal spray head design does not use a diaphragm which results in less energy […]

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  • ADE Haul Road Friction Measurement

    ADE Haul Road Friction Measurement

    RoadSafety Training Services (RTS), in partnership with Australian Diversified Engineering (ADE), have pioneered an innovative and adaptable solution that aids in controlling haul road conditions...

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  • ADE Cannon

    ADE Cannon

    The ADE Water Cannon is a heavy duty, low maintenance remote operated water cannon specifically made for the mining industry and designed to be installed on large off-highway water trucks.  […]

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  • Mine employees isolate after testing positive to virus

    Mine employees isolate after testing positive to virus

    Two resources workers were physically confined after discovered to be infected. South32 confirmed two workers tested positive to coronavirus (COVID-19) at the Groote Eylandt Mine, about 640km west...

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  • Mining giant struggles to fill Qld job openings

    Mining giant struggles to fill Qld job openings

    A multinational resources company is experiencing severe staff shortages across its North Queensland operations. Glencore Australia confirmed it had a hard time finding about 300 new mine...

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  • Number of work fatalities drops across industry

    Number of work fatalities drops across industry

    Fewer mine workers died on the job nation according to a federally funded national policy agency. The total number of workplace fatalities across the resources sector fell 28.6 per cent […]

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  • Industry spends Christmas spreading joy and making memories

    Industry spends Christmas spreading joy and making memories

    As the year draws to a close, energy and resources workers have made time for goodwill and loved ones. Employees and contractors recently collected donations while wrapping gifts and packing […]

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