Australasian Mine Safety Journal

Australasia's Leading Journal in Mining Safety

  • WEG supplies slip rings motors to Vale Verde copper mine

    WEG supplies slip rings motors to Vale Verde copper mine

    WEG, offers modern and efficient solutions for the most diverse segments and applications, supplied to the mining company Vale Verde, located in the state of Alagoas – Brazil, two M Mining slip...

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  • Falling chute liner strikes underground mine worker

    Falling chute liner strikes underground mine worker

    The NSW Resources Regulator has reported an incident regarding a mine worker who has struck by a falling chute liner at an underground metal mine. According to the report, an underground worker...

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  • Drilling down to the details of fragmentation

    Drilling down to the details of fragmentation

    Mining promises few guarantees, but a reduced ore yield is a certainty if errors are made at any stage of the complex, multi-layered drill and blast process. The potential for wasted energy, time,...

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  • Rio Tinto spends over $500 million with WA businesses at Tom Price mine

    Rio Tinto spends over $500 million with WA businesses at Tom Price mine

    Rio Tinto has to date awarded contracts valued at over $385 million (A$500 million) to Western Australian and Pilbara Aboriginal businesses to support the latest development of its Greater Tom...

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  • People at Work digital tool launched across Australia

    People at Work digital tool launched across Australia

    Australia’s only validated psychosocial risk assessment tool, People at Work, is up and running on a new free, digital platform thanks to working health and safety regulators and leading...

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  • Thiess and Glencore lead dust and noise mitigation

    Thiess and Glencore lead dust and noise mitigation

    Working together with Glencore, Thiess’ Mt Owen team has developed a range of controls including leadership training and education sessions, noise and dust risk forecasting, targeted sound power...

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  • New QLD standard on Polymeric Chemicals

    New QLD standard on Polymeric Chemicals

    The Queensland Government has released a new standard on the use of Polymeric Chemicals at Queensland mines. The standard will apply to a range of sealing applications at mines as well as general...

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  • BHP reports rockfall at an indigenous site in the Pilbara

    BHP reports rockfall at an indigenous site in the Pilbara

    BHP has reported a rockfall event in the Pilbara where a site of indigenous heritage was reportedly damaged. The event occurred at the Banjima registered site on 29 January 2021 within Mining Area...

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  • Haul truck overturned incident

    Haul truck overturned incident

    The USA Government, Mine Safety and Health Administration MSHA has reported a fatal incident that a haul truck that travelled backwards and overturned. On 19 Jan 2021, a miner backed a haul truck...

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  • Empowering mining professionals by Maptek mining software

    Empowering mining professionals by Maptek mining software

    The global mining technology provider, Maptek, which celebrates its 40th birthday in 2021, has transformed the industry since founder Dr Bob Johnson realised there was an opportunity to apply...

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  • Competition for mining investment requires urgent policy reforms

    Competition for mining investment requires urgent policy reforms

    The release of the Fraser Institute’s Annual Survey of Mining Companies has sounded the alarm on the need for policy reforms by state governments to drive greater investment in Australia’s mining...

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  • Mechanic sustained serious hand injuries

    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...

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  • TPV-11 PUMP RANGE – Made for Mining

    TPV-11 PUMP RANGE – Made for Mining

    The TIDAL FLUID POWER TPV-11 is an Open Circuit Pump with a Nominal pressure of 350 Bar and a peak pressure of 400 Bar, makes them the perfect alternative to the original.  TPV-11 series are a...

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  • Drift winder head sheave pulley wheel falls from height

    Drift winder head sheave pulley wheel falls from height

    The NSW Resources Regulator has released investment information regarding a dangerous incident at Appin Colliery, Appin on 6 October 2020. According to the report, as part of an equipment upgrade...

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  • An e-cigarette devices incident at mine site

    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)...

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  • MCA identifies vaccine priorities in the resources sector

    MCA identifies vaccine priorities in the resources sector

    A National Resources Sector Position Statement on COVID-19 Vaccinations (link) released by the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) and APPEA outlines how the sector will support the Australian...

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  • Greater protections across Australian mining sites needed to protect workers from airborne dust

    Greater protections across Australian mining sites needed to protect workers from airborne dust

    Dust control at mining sites is firmly back on the national agenda as recent cases of silicosis increase union pressure to rampup health and safety measures to protect all workers exposed to...

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  • Ventilation in Indoor Workplaces Factsheet

    Ventilation in Indoor Workplaces Factsheet

    A new fact sheet on Improving ventilation in indoor workplaces – COVID-19 has been developed by Safe Work Australia. The fact sheet highlights three steps that will help to reduce the risk of...

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  • COVID-19 vaccinations at work | work safety body provides support

    COVID-19 vaccinations at work | work safety body provides support

    Australian work safety professional body, the Australian Institute of Health & Safety (AIHS) has released a position paper on COVID-19 vaccinations at work. The Australian Institute of Health &...

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  • Liebherr mining establishes a simulation agreement

    Liebherr mining establishes a simulation agreement

    Liebherr Mining and ThoroughTec Simulation have signed a world-wide cooperation agreement that will provide Liebherr customers with access to the world’s most advanced operator training simulators...

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