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Dust control has been given a higher priority in materials processing over the past few decades.

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Top reasons for using dust-tight valves

Dust emissions minimisation requires a system that recognises the issue of dust control at all stages of the mining process. Without adequate control measures, fugitive dust emissions can impact on the efficiency and profitability of your plant, and employees’ health. Read more »
The requirement to increase productivity has been achieved partly through the introduction of larger and more powerful mining and transport equipment.

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Reduction, control of operating costs in the mining, extractive industries

It is incumbent on every extractive operation today to stay productive and deliver quality service, while exploring ways of reducing overheads and downtime. Randall Edson discusses how technologically adaptable solutions and accurate payload measurement technology can significantly reduce operating costs. 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 »
In quarrying, unplanned injury strategies can cost organisations up to $1 million in accident compensation and prosecution costs.

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Online course to teach safety

An Australian risk management training provider has suggested that work-related injuries and illnesses can potentially cost the economy more than $60 billion dollars a year. Read more »
Category winners of the Safe Work Australia Awards in Canberra at the end of April.

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Construction materials product safety award

A concrete cleaning product was amongst the winners of the 8th annual Safe Work Australia Awards in Canberra at the end of April. Read more »
Dust monitors are increasingly being used to ensure that quarries comply with dust control measures.

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Sustaining environmental management through training

In line with requests from its members, the IQA later this month conducts two PDP workshops on environmental management. Facilitator Clayton Hill explains why environmental considerations are becoming ingrained in a quarry’s daily operations and why they cannot be ignored. Read more »
Wormald’s vehicle fire suppression systems are designed to provide vital fire risk management for quarry mobile plant and equipment.

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Fire expert provides vital protection at Boral quarries

A supplier of fire safety equipment for mobile plant has demonstrated its wares in 57 Boral sites throughout Australia. Read more »
We should not assume that all women do not take risks in the workplace and can sort out issues related to gendered behaviours.

Education
Gendered behaviours and safety – the story so far

Dr Dean Laplonge has previously reported on the potential impact of hyper-masculinity on safety conduct on mine sites. What has happened since then? How far has this debate moved along? Dean updates his thoughts on gendered behaviours and safety in the mining industry. Read more »
IQA's Safety Management Plan blue book.

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IQA’s Blue Book

IQA’s Blue Book, the revised Safety Management Plan Work Book, is available for sale. Read more »
South Australia has a whole toolbox of free safety DVDs for the quarry industry.

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Toolbox of safety for South Australia

A toolbox of safety DVDs has been made available free to mine and quarry owners and workers in South Australia.

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Four two-day events to showcase technology, products and services in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth.

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Rockwell has automation on the move

The Federal Minister for Industry, Innovation and Climate Change, the Hon Greg Combet, will open the Rockwell Automation on the Move event in Melbourne on 6 March, 2012. Read more »
Wormald is an RTO that offers a range of fire safety training programs including confined space entry.

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Mitigating fire risk

Quarry operating environments present a variety of fire hazards that can pose serious risks to people and property. The hazardous nature of the heavy equipment and vehicles used and the remoteness of some sites mean that extra vigilance is required. Read more »


 

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