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?
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?
The Importance Of Having A Clear-Cut Lifting SWMS Plan In High-Risk Worksites The average number of work-related injury cases may have gone down considerably in the past years, but unfortunately, many workers, especially those stationed in high-risks sites such as construction and mining areas, … [Read more...] about The Importance Of Having A Clear-Cut Lifting SWMS Plan In High-Risk Worksites
Safety Management Systems in Mining Mining Industry Guide to Workplace Safety 2014 – Released A Work Health and Safety Management System (WHSMS) is the primary means of ensuring the safe operation of a mine. This is one of the prominent topics of this year’s edition of the Mining Industry Guide … [Read more...] about Safety Management Systems in Mining
Headless Chook (Chicken) Season – It’ll bring out the best in you. Very amusing article by Merv Sher from Sher Associates about the inherent dramas of the the upcoming major shut-down and maintenance shutdown period in the mines – unfortunately many a true word is spoken in … [Read more...] about Headless Chook Season
Passionate about safety Passion keeps one fully in the present, so that time became a series of mutually exclusive 'nows.' Another great article from the “Safety 101 = Keep Safety Simple” Series by Ruth Jenkins from SINA SAFETY SOLUTIONS I am passionate about safety. Now “how does that work”? I … [Read more...] about Passion 101 – Passionate about safety
Fair Treatment or a Window Seat – Incident Management Yet another great article by Ruth Jenkins from SINA Solutions – Safety is No Accident Download the full article here: [download id="143"] Intro: What happens when someone has an accident on your site? Does the blame game begin? If it is … [Read more...] about Fair Treatment in the Mining Industry
George’s Safety Reflections SEE MORE HERE Implementation of a learning management system In the early 1990’s XYZ mining company revolutionised their approach to learning. Existing learning programs were examined and costed, many millions were being spent and it became obvious much of this money … [Read more...] about Implementation of a learning management system