As part of an educational session for the quarrying industry, forensic structural engineer Dr Sean Brady has presented his recommendations on how the industry can reduce its fatality, serious accident and high potential incident rates.
Queensland’s hard-hitting mine and quarry safety laws have become active as of 1 July, with senior officers facing potentially more severe penalties for workplace fatalities.
The New South Wales Mine Safety Advisory Council is striving to wipe away the threat of dust at mines and quarries through a new awareness campaign, as the state ramps up its crackdown on dust exposure.
Queensland’s quarrying and mineral mining workers will be given free lung health checks for life to protect them from dust-related lung diseases.
Caterpillar distributor WesTrac has introduced its Elimination of Live Work (ELW) project which employs technology, tools and workplace practices to prevent safety risks to people working close to live equipment in the construction and mining sectors.
A law expert has pointed out several ambiguities in language used in the Queensland Government’s new industrial manslaughter laws that will make the prosecution of senior officers for health and safety negligence in the quarrying and mining sectors problematic.
Holcim is seeking a candidate with strong experience in the aggregates industry to fill the critical role as General Manager for the aggregates division in NSW/ACT.
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.