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A Tas Fire snorkel truck (left) is used to rescue an ‘injured party’ from an elevated walkway at Boral’s Remount Road Quarry.

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Industry seminar highlights safety strategies

A recent construction materials industry seminar has discussed best practice safety management approaches, followed by a demonstration of effective critical incident responses at an extractive plant. Read more »
Sixty per cent of NZ quarry supervisors have not updated their certificates of competence.

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Supervisors fail verbal safety exam

According to industry groups, 60 per cent of New Zealand quarry supervisors are failing an exam that certifies them to safely run a site. Read more »
A 61-year-old driver died after his dump truck rolled over in Plumpton on 23 May. Image courtesy: ABC News.

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Workplaces urged to scrub up on safety

A state safety watchdog has urged workplaces to prioritise safety after a record year for fatalities in 2016. Read more »
Site managers in NZ without current Certificates of Competency could be jobless by 31 December.

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Quarry jobs at risk over OHS requirements

Time is running out for a nation’s quarrying, mining and contracting site managers to meet new health and safety requirements, according to industry groups. Read more »
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 »
The seminar is in its third year and will cover key health and safety issues.

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Quarry seminar to address key health, safety issues

An upcoming seminar is taking a proactive approach to tackling some of the quarry industry’s major health and safety issues. Read more »
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. Read more »
Error wisdom dictates that an intuitive action at the right time by a front line person can break the chain of events that would lead to an accident.

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Managing safety: finding the balance of procedures, people

It is the view of many professionals that good safety performance in the quarrying and extractive industries is still reliant on human factors and not an increasing array of complex and onerous systems and procedures. John Malempre explains why the “human factor” is still such a vital component in keeping the workplace safe. Read more »
Queensland recorded six mining fatalities within an 11-month period, according to the report.

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Report shows mining fatalities, disabling injuries on the rise

A state’s annual mining health and safety performance report has indicated that lost time injuries are down, disabling injuries are up, and an increase in fatalities is “very concerning”. Read more »
A US mine inspector got more than he bargained for when a quarry operator allegedly bared his buttocks in defiance.

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‘Rogue’ operator bares all in inspection fight

A US quarry operator has reportedly shown a lot of cheek in the face of the law. Read more »
A mine emergency was simulated to demonstrate how local emergency services work together.

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Emergency response teams simulate mine incident

A recent simulation has demonstrated how on-site teams can work with local emergency services to co-ordinate a strong response to serious mining incidents. Read more »
The report stated that there were 16 fatalities across the Australian mining industry in 2013–14.

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Better training, support key to safety improvements

A state body has identified that better training and support are needed to improve Australia’s “distressing” mining fatality statistics of 2013–14. Read more »


 

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