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Two miners killed at NSW Mine

Issue Date: 16 April 2014 Tragedy has struck at the Austar Coal Mine at Paxton in New South Wales, with two men killed in an underground collapse. A statement by mine owner Yancoal has said a team of seven Austar Coal Mine employees were working underground on the afternoon/evening shift when a wall collapsed. It was […]

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WorkSafe NZ new guidelines for managing workplace bullying

20st February 2014  Best practice guidelines on workplace bullying, released today by WorkSafe New Zealand, are a big step forward in support and guidance for businesses and individuals about what is a prevalent workplace hazard. Titled “Preventing and responding to workplace bullying”, the guidelines encourage and support people in taking early self-help action against workplace […]

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Tree Adventures fined over customer’s death

21st February 2014  Auckland company Tree Adventures Limited was today fined $24,500 and ordered to pay reparations of $80,000 after a man fell 13.5 metres to his death while attempting one of its high-rope activity courses in March last year. Tree Adventures pleaded guilty in the Waitakere District Court to one charge under the Health […]

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Worksafe NZ – Tree Felling Focus

6th March 2014  The next phase in WorkSafe NZ forestry safety work starts with WorkSafe New Zealand inspectors beginning a new round of visits to forestry contractors this week focusing on the second of the two most dangerous jobs in the industry – tree felling. “Too many workers in our forests are being killed and […]

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Read the latest DMP’s Resources Safety Matters

January 2014  The latest Department of Mines and Petroleum’s Safety Alerts and Guidance section is now available to download and provides useful WA specific guidelines on Heat Stress and Acclimatisation schedules for workers in hot working conditions, mosquito-borne diseases, fire safety in underground mine operations, confined spaces in mining operations and fatigue, as well as […]

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DMP investigating Central Norseman Gold fatality

18th February 2014  The Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) is investigating the first mine fatality for 2014. The fatal rockfall incident occurred at Central Norseman Gold’s underground Harlequin mine early in the morning on Saturday 15th February 2014. State Mining Engineer Simon Ridge extended condolences to the 59 year-old man’s family. “The DMP investigations […]

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WorkSafe inspection program looks at floor covering retailers

25th February 2014 WorkSafe is undertaking an inspection program to look at safety issues relating to manual tasks in WA’s floor covering retail premises. Continuing throughout the remainder of the financial year in both metropolitan and regional areas, the program will look at independently-operated businesses that are not part of larger organisations. WorkSafe Director Joe […]

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