Ocupational Health and Safety in the Mining and Construction Industry
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The kind of work that an Occupational Health and Safety Specialist does.

This video shows the kind of work that occupational health and safety specialists do.
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"Safety on the job is no accident"

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Narelle McMahon's curator insight, May 29, 2014 8:25 AM

This is a good advert for the OHS Specialist just a small snipt of what they do and I personally have done a few of these jobs.

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Surge in coal industry accidents spurs online safety initiative | MINING.com

Surge in coal industry accidents spurs online safety initiative | MINING.com | Ocupational Health and Safety in the Mining and Construction Industry | Scoop.it
The Queensland coal sector saw a surge in mining-related accidents and injuries in 2012.

Via Junie Boudreau
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I am glad that the ACARP have finally realised the importance of communication.

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Narelle McMahon's curator insight, March 10, 2014 7:22 AM

interesting read

Glen Evans's curator insight, March 11, 2014 2:08 PM

Education not only for the workers in the mining industry but also the industry itself is paramount in achieving a safer environment and by pooling information and initiatives such as in this article, can only improve safety practices across the mining communities. 

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What is OHS?

What is OHS? | Ocupational Health and Safety in the Mining and Construction Industry | Scoop.it
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This is a great article summing up what is OHS along with a few interesting facts.

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Resourceful Women

Resourceful Women | Ocupational Health and Safety in the Mining and Construction Industry | Scoop.it
omen at the time represented only six percent of employees in non-traditional roles such as operators, trades, geologists, engineers and senior management.
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I think it is great that the QRC was able to boost the amount of women in the mining sector well before its expected date.

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Dayna Salway's curator insight, March 5, 2014 7:26 PM

Mining is an area that I would love to get in to after graduating so it's great to see that they are setting goals to encourage women to represent a larger role in the mining industry.

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Explosion kills 29 in China mine

Explosion kills 29 in China mine | Ocupational Health and Safety in the Mining and Construction Industry | Scoop.it
Another deadly accident in China's coal mining industry has killed 29 miners in the southern Hunan province.

Via Leicester Worker
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I'd be interested to know how Occupational Health and Safety is conducted in different countries. It makes me thank Australia's Health and Safety Industry reading that over 2000 people died in Chinese Mines in 2010.

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Vonny~'s comment, March 1, 2014 3:06 PM
Yes ... this is great to see your insights! Well done! :)
Melissa Grieve's curator insight, March 12, 2014 9:19 AM

China's mining industry is the most dangerous in the world with the highest death rate; therefore the industrys safety standards need to be increased greatly. Even though there has been an improvment from 2009 - 2010 with less death rates, there still needs to be alot more enforcement on this issue. Sadly, the result of these 29 deaths could have been easily prevented. The mine bosses that were in control of this particular mine, were seeking to limit their economic losses to gain profit for the year. This topic greatly interests me as the issue of economics and how it can affect companies, can have an impact on health and safety standards. During my field of future work, I would love to be able to investigate and create new ways and cheaper ways for companies to easily meet all safety measures.  

Lyle Dighton's curator insight, March 14, 2014 8:27 AM

Health and safety standards differ around the world, and is made apparent in this article. A beginning point to correct an accident such as this from occuring could be to employ safety professionals from outside the country to bring a fresh perspective toward safety reforms.

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WorkSafe - Skeletons 'Workers'

WorkSafe's advertising campaign highlighting preventable musculoskeletal injuries. These injuries can occur suddenly as the result of a single event, eg a sp...
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This is a little gruesome but it is reality. Not following a policy can result in injuries.

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Lyle Dighton's curator insight, March 14, 2014 8:20 AM

Awareness campaigns such as this one can be hit and miss. The graphic portrayal in this video is accurate, but its effectiveness in engaging an audience could be ineffective.

Lee P Smith's curator insight, March 24, 2015 6:01 PM

I chose this scoop because I thought it was a great advertising campaign for preventable musculoskeletal injuries.

The factual, logical statement of “ there’s the risky way and there’s the right way” brings attention to “choice” and hopefully makes people think.

It also highlights human error like forgetting and is an actual reflection of basic human nature. 

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Warning over false mine training qualifications: QLD - Safety Institute of Australia

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Its unbelievable how people think they can get away with performing shonky training. The amount of people that would be at risk due to this inadequate training is paramount.

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OHS | CFMEU National

OHS | CFMEU National | Ocupational Health and Safety in the Mining and Construction Industry | Scoop.it
The Union for Australian Construction Workers Portal - National, ACT, NT, SA and TAS sites.
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It is quiet sad how often injuries or deaths occur in the construction industry.

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Mining - Safe Work Australia

Mining - Safe Work Australia | Ocupational Health and Safety in the Mining and Construction Industry | Scoop.it
This site contains materials supporting the WHS laws including; the model WHS Act, model WHS Regulations and model Codes of Practice. Analysis of data and research relating to work health and safety and workers’ compensation is available from this site.
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This article looks at the mining frameworks in Australian States. I am most interested in QLD and WA.

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Narelle McMahon's curator insight, May 29, 2014 4:42 AM

Another good site to start from for Wayne Pobjoy

Narelle McMahon's curator insight, June 1, 2014 12:28 AM

Wayne I think this site would be benifal for your site and your employees. It is an good site for you to begin your research

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Explosion at West Virginia fracking site seriously injures four

Explosion at West Virginia fracking site seriously injures four | Ocupational Health and Safety in the Mining and Construction Industry | Scoop.it
The blast was just the latest fracking accident in the state, where the industry has a poor safety record.

Via Faith Attaguile
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Fracking sounds like a very dangerous process not knowing what fracking was before reading this article.

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