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Mining services company forced to repay more than $2 million

A Victorian-based mining services company has been required to repay more than $2 million to workers it involuntarily short-changed over four years. Subscription required. Read more >>
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The MAQOHSC-funded training in work health and safety will be available online.

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Health, safety training offered to quarries

Free health and safety training, including some face to face training, is being offered to quarry workers over the course of one year. Read more >>
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It is important that you position your company as a “secured creditor” on any supply of payment terms to your end user client. This ensures property is not subject to “preferential payment clawback”.

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Preparing for the next upswing

While quarry operators and contractors will always welcome additional work and the ensuing turnover and profits that come with it, Mark O'Donoghue warns that businesses that take on such assignments must be adequately prepared to manage a complex mix of paperwork, extra borrowings, finance, debtor discounting and cash flows. Subscription required. Read more >>
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The NSW government's <em>Fatigue management evaluation manual</em>.

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Coping with mental health issues in quarries

In 2015, suicides within the quarrying and mining industries convinced many industry people that more had to be done to address the specific mental health issues of workers. Kylie Newton discusses what quarry operators can do to support and assist workers in doubt. Subscription required. Read more >>
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The guide provides advice on how to effectively implement flexible work arrangements in the workplace.

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New guide to help attract, retain female employees

A new resource has been released to help employers in male-dominated resource industries such as quarrying increase gender diversity within their workforces. Read more >>
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Resources and mining ranked second in having gender diversity policies in place but was rated poorly for implementing them.

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Extractive industries urged to do more on gender gap

A study has ranked the mining and resources industry as one of the top three sectors to advocate gender diversity but notes there is still room for improvement. Read more >>
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Vest has shown that older quarry workers have much to offer. Source: The Roanoke Times.

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Quarry worker calls it a day – in his 90s

A retiring quarry worker has proven that work ethic matters more than age after continuing to contribute to the industry well into his twilight years. Read more >>
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PriceWaterhouseCoopers and beyondblue have examined how employee mental health conditions impact on productivity and participation across a range of industries.

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Businesses to gain from workplace mental health

A new report on workplace mental health suggests that quarry operators looking to reduce costs would benefit from paying more attention to the wellbeing of their employees.  Read more >>
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TAFE Western's Orange Campus will use a JCB excavator for competency training and assessment.

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Supplier collaborates on accreditation program for operators

JCB Construction Equipment Australia has worked with TAFE Western on a new program to train and assess operators in the construction, earthmoving and agricultural sectors.  Read more >>
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Srinivasan Kathiresan (far right) is this year's Volvo Safety Award recipient in the Malaysian quarry industry.

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Safety award for Malaysian industry

Volvo Construction Equipment has initiated the first safety award program for Malaysian quarries. Read more >>
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While recruitment in mining activities will decline, the launch of other projects will lead to increased resources, engineering and construction hiring.

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Survey predicts steady salaries

The jobs downturn in the resources sector is set to continue while other areas of the construction market are showing some signs of improvement. Read more >>
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Would you knowingly let one of your operators behind the wheel of a compact loader if they had taken synthetic drugs?

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Mimicking the effects: The dangers of synthetic drugs

The quarrying and mining industries have long battled illicit drug use amongst workers. However, as Katherine Crichton reports, there is a new threat to workplace safety from products that mimic the effects of illicit drugs, are readily accessible and are not easily detectable.  Subscription required. Read more >>
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