MATES in Mining is encouraging mining, quarrying and construction workers to seek support for each other’s mental well-being after a quarry tragedy in France last month.
With social distancing rules and travel bans still prevalent across the country, Boral has deployed a distributed drone network to easily provide stockpile measurements across its Australian quarries.
Workplace Medicine Australia is encouraging large businesses across the country, which includes those in quarrying and construction, to ward off a possible second wave of COVID-19 by deploying workplace screening.
To deter safety negligence in mines and quarries, the Queensland Parliament has passed new reforms that can sentence executives to 20 years’ jail for the deaths of their workers.
Harmful air pollution could soon be identified using satellite images, which may open doors for quarries to tackle exposure of workers to high levels of dust and particulate matter emissions in their operations.
VEGA is making its entire range of sensors compatible with smartphones and tablets to provide an ease of access towards remote operation on-site.
Victoria’s Resources Minister has stated that the quarrying industry will play a vital role in helping to keep the state running during COVID-19, with a focus on continuing and speeding up the approval of works across the state.
Lung checks to Queensland’s former and present quarry and mine workers will be provided by a prime mover health truck that will roll through regional areas by the end of the year.
Coronavirus has undoubtedly taken industries globally by surprise. However, as Kevin Garcia explains, well prepared teams in the aggregates industry, equipped with the right tools and precautions, can still succeed in this challenging, health-conscious environment. Read more
The IQA has announced the launch of a suite of complimentary resources and tools to assist its members and the industry with their education and training needs for the course of the coronavirus outbreak.