Australasian Mine Safety Journal

Australasia's Leading Journal in Mining Safety

  • Zero harm safety – Just say no!

    Zero harm safety – Just say no!

    We are still causing too much serious injury illness and death at work and if we keep doing the same thing we will get the same result. In 2012, Dave Whitefield shared his thoughts with us on Zero...

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  • Funeral Notice – Donald Rabbitt

    Funeral Notice – Donald Rabbitt

    Donald Allan Rabbitt late of Goondiwindi, tragically taken too soon on 12th January 2020, aged 33 years at the Curragh Mine. Beloved Partner of Emma-Lee. Much loved Son of Robin and Megan. Loved...

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  • Government approach to mine safety an ‘insult’

    Government approach to mine safety an ‘insult’

    The Queensland Shadow Minister for mine safety says that the Queensland Government’s approach to mine safety is an insult to workers in the resources sector after further delays to reports on...

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  • Video of Bootu Creek slope failure

    Video of Bootu Creek slope failure

    A video of a Bootu Creek slope failure has emerged online. The video shows a slope failure at the pit that was reportedly prone to issues before the death of a mineworker and Supervisor Craig...

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  • Resources Council seeking Manager, Safety and Health

    Resources Council seeking Manager, Safety and Health

    The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) is the peak representative body for the state’s minerals and energy sector and is seeking applications for the position of Manager, Safety and Health....

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  • Safety policy – from compliance to desire-driven

    Safety policy – from compliance to desire-driven

    David Provan talks about the challenges of Safety Differently in the context of developing a safety policy. David writes….As a safety professional the concepts of safety differently can be...

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  • 2020 Cyber Security Annual Report | Top 10 global risks

    2020 Cyber Security Annual Report | Top 10 global risks

    “The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion,” as Albert Einstein wrote. That’s certainly been true of the cyber-security landscape over recent...

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  • Anglo commits to medical services on wheels

    Anglo commits to medical services on wheels

    Heart of Australia and Anglo American have announced a new, three-year partnership that will see Heart of Australia’s specialist medical services extended to four more Central Queensland...

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  • Letters from the past | Heartbreaking letter from a miner’s mum to the Australian Mining Industry

    Letters from the past | Heartbreaking letter from a miner’s mum to the Australian Mining Industry

    In December 2013 we published a heartbreaking open letter to the Australian Mining Industry from Joanne Ufer. Joanne’s letter came after four miners were killed in less than a fortnight. Joanne...

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  • Crane operator struck by lightning

    Crane operator struck by lightning

    A crane operator has been struck by lightning at work near the Brisbane port in the early hours of this morning. The incident has demonstrated the risks of operation of equipment in lightning...

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  • Whitehaven statistical safety performance better than state average

    Whitehaven statistical safety performance better than state average

    Whitehaven Coal has released its safety performance statistics for the period ending 31 December 2019. The Group’s Total Recordable Injury Frequency Rate (TRIFR) has fallen well below state...

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  • New Queensland mines inspectors to start in Rockhampton, Mackay & Mount Isa

    New Queensland mines inspectors to start in Rockhampton, Mackay & Mount Isa

    The Queensland Government will commence new mines inspectors in Rockhampton, Mackay and Mount Isa over the next two weeks In a media release issued today, Acting Mines Minister Mark Ryan said the...

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  • Cultural Safety | Why do we have to do the Death-Knock?

    Cultural Safety | Why do we have to do the Death-Knock?

    Spotlight on cultural safety | There is that awful rapping of the knuckles on the door. It usually has to be repeated 2-3 times; the manager always seems to knock ever so quietly. Why do you think...

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  • Samsung unveils new MILSPEC phone for business

    Samsung unveils new MILSPEC phone for business

    Samsung Introduces Galaxy XCover Pro: A Sleek, Durable and Enterprise-ready Smartphone Built for Business  With its premium design, business functionality and powerful partner solutions, the...

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  • Service truck overturns on watered service ramp

    Service truck overturns on watered service ramp

    The NSW Regulator has released details of a Caterpillar 775D service truck that overturned on a service ramp due to gripping on a dry line. The NSW regulator said that “the 775D was descending a...

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  • New 3M™ Speedglas™ Heavy-Duty Powered Air Welding Helmet a game-changer

    New 3M™ Speedglas™ Heavy-Duty Powered Air Welding Helmet a game-changer

    The new 3M™ Speedglas™ Heavy-Duty Welding Helmet G5-01 with Adflo PAPR gives professional welders the ultimate in comfort, protection and adaptability. The Speedglas™ G5-01 marks the 5th...

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  • Friction: The key to safe and competent haul road operations

    Friction: The key to safe and competent haul road operations

    When the lifeblood of a mine is an ever-changing and potentially hazardous network of unsealed haul roads, how do you provide a safe working environment and maintain an efficient and prosperous...

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  • Coal dust research to focus on nano particles

    Coal dust research to focus on nano particles

    Pennsylvania State University researchers in the Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering have received a USD$400,000 grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National...

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  • Condition monitoring sensor secures hazardous environment certification

    Condition monitoring sensor secures hazardous environment certification

    A next-generation continuous condition monitoring sensor has received approval for use in hazardous coal mine environments under the IECEx Scheme. The FitMachine EX solution is now IECEx certified...

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  • BREAKING |Fatal mining accident Curragh mine

    BREAKING |Fatal mining accident Curragh mine

    BREAKING NEWS | A mineworker has been killed in a fatal machinery accident at the Curragh mine on the 12th of January, 2020. The Queensland Ambulance Service says that Paramedics were called to...

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