You know Where You Can Stick Your Safety Slogans Unions and Mining Companies have dug in for a long battle of meaningless aphorisms and condescending platitudes, started for safety reasons. Multinational Safety Organisations including Anglo American, Rio Tinto and BMA have recently diversified … [Read more...] about You know Where You Can Stick Your Safety Slogans
Introducing our latest Awesome Author Dionne (Drewie) Drew – The "Hard Hat Mentor''. Drewie has spent over 25 years working FIFO swings and wrote this poem recently when social media comments on almost every forum were so toxic and mean during a time when the FIFO suicides were all over the news: … [Read more...] about FIFO Life Poem
You know you've been 'on site' for weeks (years) when....... Really cool post by (Drewie) Dionne Drew - Client Relationship Manager. Senior Safety Coach. Leadership/Safety Performance Consultant. First published HERE on LinkedIn Change of pace for me here, keeping it light-hearted, though on re … [Read more...] about You know you’ve been ‘on site’ for weeks (years) when…….
Queensland Mining Tragedies – What Could be the Response? We learned recently that Queensland Mining has its worst rate of fatalities in 20 years in 2014-15. (http://www.internationalcoalnews.com/storyview.asp?storyID=826953720§ion=News§ionsource=s46&aspdsc=yes). Yes, this is … [Read more...] about Mining Tragedies – What Could be the Response?
A Little Brain Teaser for Safety People First to solve this problem will win a Dr Rob Long book of their choice. If you understand the concept of “Risk Savvy” then you are ineligible – sorry, but this is not a real challenge for you anyway. Barry Spud is the dedicated Safety Officer at “Zero … [Read more...] about A Little Brain Teaser for Safety People
“The Right thing” ( Scream or Strangle) In the process of training up to become a Safety Professional, I was also training for my Surface Shotfirers tickets and licensure. In other words I was getting the training and permits to blow stuff up – I am talking 90,000 tonne of the earths surface at a … [Read more...] about The Right Thing
Surely this cannot be serious This photo of a hi-viz wheelbarrow, complete with safety flag, was taken recently at an Australian Mining site. This photo is going straight to our This Toaster Is Hot page. Surely it can’t be serious or it would also have had a flashing light, two-way radio, VMS … [Read more...] about Surely this cannot be serious?
5 steps to reducing mine site work accidents in Australia Guest Post Australia’s mining culture is responsible for boosting the economy and immigration to the country, but lately it has also been responsible for numerous work-related deaths. Mines can be found in every region of Australia, though … [Read more...] about 5 steps to reducing mine site work accidents in Australia
Anniversary–Beaconsfield Mine Collapse The sixth anniversary of The Beaconsfield Mine collapse approaches. The collapse occurred on 25 April 2006 in Beaconsfield, Tasmania, Australia. Of the seventeen people who were in the mine at the time, fourteen escaped immediately following the collapse, one, … [Read more...] about Anniversary–Beaconsfield Mine Collapse
Some Mining Safety History A story sent in by one of our readers: I thought this story should be shared in the ohs industry - just finished doing some dangerous goods work at a very large sewerage treatment plant and an Engineer who I knew from many years ago (when I was working in the sewer, water … [Read more...] about Some Mining Safety History