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The first Responsible Mining Index report identifies areas in which large mining companies can improve. Image courtesy: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/astrid/37929475034/" target="_blank">Astrid Westvang</a>

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Responsible Mining Index goes online

A report that details how some of the world’s largest companies meet environmental, social and economic expectations has been released. Read more »
Stephen Raines (left) receives the IQA’s Excellence in Innovative Practice Award from Dale Cameron.

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Production rates on night shift driven by bright green thinking

Under the guidance of IQA member Stephen Raines, Hanson’s Kulnura Quarry has developed a solution to improving its loadout practices in dim light and at night. Raines discusses the impact a laser module has had on the quarry’s productivity and its implications for earthmoving equipment. Read more »
An autonomous drone was just one of the technologies on display at the recent Hitachi Social Innovation forum.

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Autonomous systems to ‘lift quarrying out of the dark ages’

Global supplier Hitachi has recently held an innovation forum that discussed topics such as the probability that autonomous machines will almost entirely operate the mining and quarrying industry within 15 years. 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 »
Scott Tipping will spend 12 days travelling 2000km by jet ski in a bid to raise up to $20,000 for the funding of mental health awareness initiatives.

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IQA member takes to water for mental health

In a bid to raise more awareness in the industry about mental health and suicide prevention, an IQA member will be riding 2000km from Melbourne to Brisbane – by jet ski. 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 »
Australian Standard AS 5062-2016 applies to the excavators, bulldozers, loaders and trucks used on quarry sites.

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Personnel urged to familiarise with changes to fire safety standards

Australian Standard AS 5062-2016 Fire protection for mobile and transportable equipment has recently been revised to promote improved fire safety. 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 »
Access to the site was restricted. Photo courtesy of Elenor Tedenborg and The Border Mail.

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Flood-hit quarry prompts safety alert

An emergency warning was issued after heavy floods reportedly breached a sand quarry, leading to concerns for the surrounding area. Read more »
A 23kg flyrock fell 17m and bounced off a front end loader’s bucket arm and through the windscreen into the cab.

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Warning after loader operator hit by 23kg rock

A safety alert has been issued after a large rock fell from a blasted quarry face and smashed through a windscreen, injuring a worker. Read more »
Gripspan grating helps guard against trips and falls in work areas.

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Slip-resistant planking

Locker Group’s Gripspan grating is a safety-conscious flooring system assembled from long, lightweight planks. Read more »
Caterpillar signed a perpetual licence agreement with Seeing Machines for its Driver Safety System product.

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Fatigue alert tech earns record revenue

An Australian suppler of a safety technology that scans drivers’ faces to detect tiredness and inattention expects to celebrate record financial results. Read more »


 


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