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Editor's Desk
Stamping out negative attitudes, practices in the 'fair go' era

The IQA conference in Toowoomba in October highlighted the great strides that the IQA and the extractive industry is taking to encourage more women and young people into the sector. However, as Damian Christie remarks, there are still concerning signs that the safety of all workers risks being compromised so long as old, ingrained attitudes and lack of workplace flexibility linger. Read more »

News
Promoting a simple safety culture

Well, it’s mid-winter in Tasmania, and that’s the time you think of warmer climates. Read more »
Explosives generate stress wave propagation through unsaturated granular media and can lead to rock fracturing.

News
Maths to reduce rock fractures

Researchers are developing mathematical models to reduce rock fracturing and soil liquefaction caused by natural or man-made disasters. Read more »
Damian Christie, Editor of Quarry Magazine

Editor's Desk
When will it be time for uniform mine safety laws?

After a decade of deliberation by the Commonwealth, states and territories and the mining and extractive industries, the country is no closer to devising a uniform regime for mine health and safety. The question Damian Christie poses is this: if now isn't the time, then when will it be? 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 »
Is the “hyper-masculine” worker a thing of the past?

Education
Getting real about “real men”

Do safety training programmes respond to problems caused by gendered behaviours in the resources and infrastructure sectors? Dr Dean Laplonge comments. Read more »


 

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