Mobile PlantMine and quarry workers are exposed each year to inhaling airborne crystalline silica dust and face the very serious health threat known as silicosis.
OH&S ProductsWith pressures on mining ever increasing, the extractive industries can now benefit from the research and education initiatives of a think-tank dedicated to advocating sustainable mining practices. <b>David Laurence</b> and <b>Simit Raval</b> report.
New ProductsThe Queensland and Western Australian branches of Cement Concrete and Aggregates Australia (CCAA) held their editions of the Environment Health and Safety (EHS) Awards in September. Construction materials businesses on both sides of the continent were acknowledged for their contributions to environmental innovation and commitment to best practice in health and safety.
New ProductsWith nine months to go until the next edition of the world?s biggest outdoor quarrying, recycling and heavy construction exhibition, organisers have confirmed that 91 per cent of exhibition space at Hillhead 2012 has been filled, including major suppliers such as Volvo, Sandvik, Metso, Terex Group, Caterpillar, Liebherr and Bell Equipment.
Maintenance ProductsThe NMSF has been a work in progress since 2002. Graham Terrey explains how its nationalcertification and competency-based assessments might become a reality.
Maintenance ProductsAn impressive work ethic and commitment has enabled Mitch Gimm to make the successful transition from student trainee to employment with construction materials major Holcim.
Environmental ProductsDespite the wind, rain and fire that has engulfed our nation in the last three months, the prevailing mood amongst economists is that the national economy is set for a boom time, fuelled by the demand for commodities from China, India and parts of South East Asia. Even the storm clouds that devastated Queensland may not be without their own proverbial silver lining ? in the form of renewed infrastructure and reconstruction activity.