WA Mines Diesel Cancer Risk Could be Worse than Asbestos

Reported by Admin | 11 Nov, 2012

According to a retired Department of Mines Safety Inspector the presence of diesel fumes is potentially affecting the health of miners working underground. In a Perth Now report the former safety inspector claimed that the 10,000 underground miners in the state are at risk by breathing in the “cancer causing chemical” and that the potential …

Simon Ridge Appointed Director of Mine Safety in WA

Reported by Admin | 10 Aug, 2012

Simon Ridge has been appointed the new Director of Mine Safety in Western Australia following the retirement of Malcolm Russell who filled the role for 10 years. Simon, State Mining Engineer, has been pivotal in the recent mine safety reforms in WA that established a cost recovery system that means additional money for the provision …

Bullying Reported in WA Mines

Reported by Admin | 08 Aug, 2012

An electrician in his 20’s has made a claim to Fair Work Australia about bullying at a mine in the Pilbara region of WA. His claim alleges that he encountered 6 weeks of bullying because he spoke about concerns for safety where he was working and requested that an OHS supervisor be appointed, he also …