OH&S in mining: Making people happier, safer and healthier.
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Improving safety and productivity in coal mines | CSIRO

Improving safety and productivity in coal mines | CSIRO | OH&S in mining: Making people happier, safer and healthier. | Scoop.it
CSIRO’s innovative underground longwall automation technology is increasing efficiency and protecting lives.

Via Jackie Kelly
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Yet another link between safety and productivity. It's nice to know that australia is leading the way when it comes to safety in big mining.

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Jackie Kelly's curator insight, March 13, 2014 7:07 AM

Another excellent example of how business and OHS science is coming together to develop solutions that will make work sites safer for people and at the same time, increase productivity and profits.

 

I would love to see some of these technologies migrate to the civil construction industries where the risk of contact between people and moving plant is an extremely high risk.  It is one that we closely manage in our day to day operations.  I hope I never loose my natural fear of the big pieces of equipment!

Renee Gibbins's curator insight, July 15, 2014 7:08 AM

The mining industry makes up a lot of Queensland's revenue for building schools, roads and hospitals. Our Department oversees the granting of mining leases from exploration through to production. The CSIRO's steps in making underground mining more safe have helped a lot but there is so much more headway we can make with automated services and other control measures along the way. It is great to know that Australia is leading the way with safety in the mining industry and we can only go from strength to strength.

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Maturity level of middle managers a safety concern for mines

Insufficient leadership training and communication skills at middle management level impacts significantly on safety in the mining industry, says consulting ...
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I love the way this clip shows how everyone is responsible for promoting safety in the work place. I also love how they point out the link between safety and production - I feel this is often overlooked by some of the mining companies who are only interested in the bottom line.

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Coal Miners Say They Were Surveilled, Harassed After Making Safety Complaints - Huffington Post

Coal Miners Say They Were Surveilled, Harassed After Making Safety Complaints - Huffington Post | OH&S in mining: Making people happier, safer and healthier. | Scoop.it
Coal Miners Say They Were Surveilled, Harassed After Making Safety Complaints
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It isn't uncommon for a miner to feel pressured to keep quiet about dangers on the job.
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This is appalling! No one should be punished for trying to make their work place safer. Shame on the company for putting workers in unsafe conditions!

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The life on a mining village in Western Australia

After working 9 months in different mining sites around Western Australia, I decided to make this little video after realizing that unless you've been there,...
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This is a really good look at what life can be like living in a mining camp. And yes the bugs really are that big!! When you live where you work it's so important to have a balanced life , and this video has a good emphasis on exercise.

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Heavy machinery accidents, mishaps and other interesting mining photos - YouTube

Amazing pictures of super heavy machinery working in extreme conditions at the Stockton mine in New Zealand. Royalty free music from teknoaxe, visit the webs...
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Some of these images put the sheer size of mining into perspective. As the equipment gets bigger, so do the risks. OH&S rules are in place for a reason, so work smarter not harder!

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Top 10 Health Benefits of Bananas - YouTube

http://foodnsport.com We explore the top 10 health benefits of bananas. By the time you are done watching this top 10, you'll be hankering for a ripe and swe...
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You are what you eat! Eating the right food impacts every aspect of your life, and what better way to curb those mid-afternoon sugar cravings? Plus it comes pre-packaged! Fatigue plays a big part in work place safety, and this highlights the importance of nutrition especially when working long hours away from home and dealing with stress. I also found out that bananas can help with hydration, another big concern when working in the heat like most miners do.

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12 Points of Safety 1926 US Bureau of Mines & Peabody Coal Company

This film, 12 Points of Safety, produced in 1926 by the US Bureau of Mines with assistance from the Peabody Coal Company, lists twelve safety rules for coal ...
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Oh how safety has changed! 80 years ago this is what mines were concerned with. Be grateful that modern day safety videos are more entertaining than this and that safety regulations encompass so much more.

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Contractor mine deaths prompt safety alert - Australian Mining

Contractor mine deaths prompt safety alert - Australian Mining | OH&S in mining: Making people happier, safer and healthier. | Scoop.it
Contractor mine deaths prompt safety alert Australian Mining Queensland's Mines Safety Commissioner has issued an alert about the number of contractors killed on Australian mine sites in the last six months and called on the industry to look after...
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Each and every worker has the right to a safe work place, and one death or injury is one too many. This make me sad because every death is preventable.

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Beating Up Workplace Bullying: A Pacifist's Guide

Beating Up Workplace Bullying: A Pacifist's Guide | OH&S in mining: Making people happier, safer and healthier. | Scoop.it

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This is simple but effective. No one should have to put up with a bully, least of all at work.

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The Learning Factor's curator insight, August 26, 2013 5:41 PM

A workplace bully is someone who mistreats another employee or a group of employees for the sake of appearing superior or for a higher salary. According to studies there is an 80% likelihood that this bully is a manager or supervisor.

Why is this? It could be a number of reasons, and sometimes it happens to people with the best of intentions. For example, a person with too much pressure can crack and then begins to lose it on his or her employees. Most often, though, this isn’t the case.

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About National Rural Health Day | National Rural Health Day

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I think this is a great idea, we should do this in Australia. I lived in a rural area, and it wasn't until I got there that I realized how much I took for granted. Its no joke when you have to travel for hours to get to a hospital or a specialist. These are the kind of challenges faced by mining communities all over the world. 

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Millennials Will Change the Workplace Culture, Here’s how Employers Can Adapt

Millennials Will Change the Workplace Culture, Here’s how Employers Can Adapt | OH&S in mining: Making people happier, safer and healthier. | Scoop.it
Millennials are poised to change the culture of work in America.
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Workplaces are finally uploading into the modern world! A good work/life balance is essential and will always result in happier workers. This is relevant to all work places.

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