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Greg Baumgart (left, Boral Australia) is the winner of the CCAA Health & Safety Innovation Award, presented by Chris Whiting MP (centre) with Peter Ambrose (Holcim Australia).

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Holcim, Boral Shine at Gala Awards Ceremony

Holcim Australia has bagged two of the three 2018 Queensland CCAA Innovation Awards to celebrate outstanding achievements across the construction materials industry. Read more »
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 »
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 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 »
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 photo taken from the Westpac rescue helicopter of the Heathstock Haulage quarry accident site. Source: stuff.co.nz

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Quarry death intensifies calls for stronger regulation

The death of a quarry worker in New Zealand – the third within three months – has highlighted the importance of proper training as calls for stricter safety regulations intensify. 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 »
The Don’t Make Yourself Bloody Useless program provides a single, powerful and consistent message designed to encourage quarry workers to speak up about hazardous manual tasks.

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Participatory ergonomics program prompts safety rethink

The IQA’s Central West sub-branch has recently collaborated with NSW Mine Safety on a program designed to reduce the number of musculoskeletal injuries in NSW quarries. Kylie Newton discusses the progress of the program in the first half of this year. Read more »

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Do your rosters minimise fatigue?

Based on information collected from a study of more than 23,000 shift workers in the mining industry, Jim Huemmer discusses how rosters and actual hours of work can be tailored to an organisation’s needs and its workforce, while minimising fatigue. Read more »


 

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