Australasian Mine Safety Journal

Australasia's Leading Journal in Mining Safety

  • How digital technologies help mines cut costs not corners

    How digital technologies help mines cut costs not corners

    As companies recover from a global pandemic, many are adopting digital technologies to help cut costs and increase operational efficiency. Getting the most out of equipment is more crucial than...

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  • Budget confirms mining’s role in Victorian recovery & job creation

    Budget confirms mining’s role in Victorian recovery & job creation

    Victorian mining and exploration is helping to keep regional Victorians in jobs and will be critical to Victoria’s post-COVID recovery. Almost 16,000 Victorians are directly employed in the...

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  • Menangle fined $15,000 after pollution found in Nepean River

    Menangle fined $15,000 after pollution found in Nepean River

    The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined Menangle Sand & Soil Ltd $15,000 after overflowing from a dam that holds turbid or muddy water allegedly discharged into the Nepean River....

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  • Laerdal Compact Suction Recall

    Laerdal Compact Suction Recall

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s Product Safety Australia has announced a recall of Laerdal Compact Suction Unit (LCSU) 4 supplied by Laerdal Pty Ltd. Dates of sale: 1 January...

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  • Lightning warning systems vital for ensuring safety at mines

    Lightning warning systems vital for ensuring safety at mines

    Every year, there are around two recorded explosions at opencast mining operations caused by lightning strikes during blasting activities. If lightning strikes a blast area that has been charged,...

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  • Orica and Epiroc announce world first semi-automated explosives delivery system

    Orica and Epiroc announce world first semi-automated explosives delivery system

    Orica (ASX: ORI) and Epiroc Rock Drills AB (“Epiroc”) have successfully co-developed a prototype of the world’s first semi-automated explosives delivery system. Customers in the underground mining...

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  • An investigation into alleged illegal mining in NSW

    An investigation into alleged illegal mining in NSW

    On 16 November 2020, Resources Regulator Inspectors accompanied by NSW Police, entered a property on Rickey’s Lane, Sapphire (near Inverell) after it was suspected that illegal mining was...

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  • China launches coal mining safety checks

    China launches coal mining safety checks

    China has launched a safety inspection effort targeting all working coal mines and coal-mining projects after several recent fatal accidents, a statement by its State Council, or cabinet, showed...

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  • Choosing the correct safety footwear

    Choosing the correct safety footwear

    ELASTIC SIDE, LACE UP OR ZIP SIDE – WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE? The importance of wearing the right safety footwear for the job cannot be underestimated. Australians are now working longer hours than...

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  • Staying cool when the heat is on

    Staying cool when the heat is on

    Mine site hydration is of utmost importance, working in the heat can sometimes be hazardous, and without the right safety processes in place, employees are in harm’s way. The human body is...

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  • Anglo American’s Aquila project invests over A$240m with suppliers

    Anglo American’s Aquila project invests over A$240m with suppliers

    Anglo American has invested more than A$240 million with suppliers for its Aquila metallurgical coal project in Central Queensland which will be one the world’s most technologically advanced...

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  • Complete Mine Safety Compliance Solutions

    Complete Mine Safety Compliance Solutions

    The safety compliance landscape is continually evolving at a rapid pace and mining companies are having to adapt to these changes in mine safety compliance requirements. In an uncertain...

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  • Mine-spec portable power distribution – one-stop-shop

    Mine-spec portable power distribution – one-stop-shop

    Knowing that there will be safe, reliable portable power distribution is a must when planning for a mine shutdown. Nothing can jeopardise a schedule and push-out down-time more than an...

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  • Fire safety & suppression

    Fire safety & suppression

    Fire safety is vitally important for the safety of all businesses and people alike, and after installing over 10,000 Fogmaker systems throughout Australia, United Safety & Survivability...

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  • Powertec Wi-Fi Underground Communication System

    Powertec Wi-Fi Underground Communication System

    With an ongoing drive for safer, more productive, and economical mines, there is a need for the practical application of existing technology and the continual development of new underground...

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  • ESS 3000 Sealing System – Easy Service

    ESS 3000 Sealing System – Easy Service

    Conveyors belts are one of the most efficient methods of transporting bulk materials with a plant. However, all conveyors experience some level of fugitive material. Fugitive material in a...

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  • Respiratory protection factors

    Respiratory protection factors

    No respirator provides total protection or provides the wearer a guaranteed zero-exposure level. The primary objective of a respirator is to reduce a worker’s inhalation exposure from a level that...

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  • Connectivity solutions to go beyond the everyday

    Connectivity solutions to go beyond the everyday

    The use of real-time data in underground mining is moving beyond a “nice to have” and now connectivity solutions are becoming essential for any operation looking to drive productivity and promote...

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  • Cancer council: 5 workplace cancer risks you may not be aware of

    Cancer council: 5 workplace cancer risks you may not be aware of

    You may be aware that some lifestyle factors such as smoking or alcohol can cause cancer, but are you aware of potential cancer risks in your workplace? In Australia, sadly around 5000...

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  • Mt Lyell mine inquest highlights seismic activity ‘normal’

    Mt Lyell mine inquest highlights seismic activity ‘normal’

    An inquest into the deaths of three workers at Mt Lyell copper mine in Tasmania has heard its seismic activity was within a normal range. Alistair Lucas, 25, and Craig Gleeson, 45, died in...

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