Ambiguities identified in Queensland’s industrial manslaughter laws
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.
Quarry incident prompts mental health conversation for industry
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.
Boral implements drone technology for quarries
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.
Widespread workplace screening to prevent COVID-19’s return
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.
Negligent quarry executives to face 20 years’ prison under new legislation
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.
Satellite imagery can now determine air quality
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.
Sensor solutions for difficult to access plants
VEGA is making its entire range of sensors compatible with smartphones and tablets to provide an ease of access towards remote operation on-site.
Victorian quarrying industry ‘crucial’ to economic survival
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.
Health truck to provide lung checks to regional workers
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.