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Via Owen Prosser
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Although OH&S legislation is fairly similar in most states and territories of Australia. I believe the legislation should be the same across the nation, this would eliminate the confusion from different states legislation. I know this wouldn't be easy to just do but I think it would be better for the country if it were to happen.

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Owen Prosser's curator insight, March 3, 2014 5:56 AM

Personally, I think having the same OH&S legislation and law spread over the states and territories would be an excellent decision.

How can we as a nation lead in Workplace H&S, when we don't even have the same laws across the country? The current  compliance can

be said to be confusing because of the differences.

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afghan land mine nearly blows up convoy near miss must see! - YouTube

this is not fake my mate is in the marines and he got this of his buddy in the convoy
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I know this is in Afghanistan and not in a mining site. This is a perfect example of how careful you have to be when your dealing with explosives.

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CAT 793 DUMP TRUCK ACCIDENT - YouTube

CAT 793 GETS DROPPED ONTO SHIP IN DURBAN HARBOUR SOUTH AFRICA
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This is a classic example of why you should regularly inspect all lifting gear for wear and tear. This accident could of been a lot worse and they were lucky the chain broke where it did. Extremely lucky.

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Overburden Blast - YouTube

An huge blast in an open-pit mine. Note: Compare the size of the explosion to the huge bulldozer, which has wheels as tall as a human. Filmed this during a u...

Via Shari Winter
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This video shows how important safety is. One false move and somebody could potentially be history!

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Shari Winter's curator insight, March 3, 2014 1:47 AM

I'm sure you can see why safety is paramount while doing jobs like this - no second chances!

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Female contractor killed at Ravensworth coal mine

Female contractor killed at Ravensworth coal mine | OH&S Mining Australia's trade resource Quest 1 CQU | Scoop.it
A female contractor has been killed in an accident on Saturday night at GlencoreXstrata’s Ravensworth open cut coal mine in the Hunter Valley, New South Wales.
Dominic Carswell's insight:

In this incident a mining contractor was killed when her light vehicle collided with a Dump truck operated by a trainee. My question is should a trainee operator have been left to operate such machinery if they are still a trainee? Secondly what was a light vehicle doing in the same area as a dump truck?

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Managing FIFO fatigue in mining

Managing FIFO fatigue in mining | OH&S Mining Australia's trade resource Quest 1 CQU | Scoop.it
With 24/7 operations, heavy machinery, demanding rosters, intensive commutes, disruptive sleep environments and inexperienced workers, FIFO based working environments were always going to be a recipe for serious fatigue risk in Australian mining.

Via Shari Winter, Owen Prosser
Dominic Carswell's insight:

Fatigue is a major problem in any industry. 

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Shari Winter's curator insight, March 3, 2014 3:56 AM

Covers a broad range of key points that are contributing factors to fatigue in FIFO workers. This article also has suggestions on how to manage some of the causes.

Owen Prosser's curator insight, March 7, 2014 12:29 AM

Fatigue is a major issue in the mining industry. This is due to the large amounts of FIFO employees. I think that Australian mining industries are doing well in training workers in fatigue management and introducing fitness requirements etc. However there is still more to be done to reduce miner FIFO fatigue.

Shari Winter's comment, April 11, 2014 12:30 AM
A good point Owen, yes FIFO workers complete medicals before they are employed but do you think their health and fitness levels are monitored enough during employment, although workers should take some responsibility for their own health, maybe companies should make it a condition of employment?
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Mining Truck Accident - YouTube

Probably the mining truck is komatsu..
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This video illustrates how switched on you have to be driving around a mine site! 

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Half of workers killed on WA mine sites had inexperienced bosses

Half of workers killed on WA mine sites had inexperienced bosses | OH&S Mining Australia's trade resource Quest 1 CQU | Scoop.it
ONE in two workers killed on WA mine sites is under the supervision of inexperienced bosses in the job for less than a year.

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Dominic Carswell's insight:

This article seems to portray inexperience as a bad thing. People only gain experience from doing something over a period of time. Everyone today wants to employ someone with experience, but how is someone with minmal experience get the opportunity to gain experience if there not given a chance.

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Owen Prosser's curator insight, March 9, 2014 9:57 PM

 We all have to get the experience somehow. This articles portrays that inexperience and high staff turn-over is half the cause  of deaths on WA mine sites, if not all. What can we do with this infomation? Propose better safety instructions.

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Coal Workers' Lung Diseases

Coal miners are subject to a number of lung diseases and disorders arising from their exposure to coal mine dust. These include pneumoconiosis, chroni...
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Coal miners aren't only exposed to dangerous machinery, workers are also around coal dust. Without the proper PPE or safety measures in place, miners could potentially inhale the coal dust which could cause adverse health effects to the miners later in life. Such health effects include pneumoconiosis, chronic bronchitis and obstructive lung disease.

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Estimated 3,800 deaths by suicide could be work-related | OHS News

Estimated 3,800 deaths by suicide could be work-related | OHS News | OH&S Mining Australia's trade resource Quest 1 CQU | Scoop.it
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It is quite shocking that one of the leading causes of suicide in Australia, is from stresses of work related issues. I personally would not of thought work issues would be one of the leading causes of our young work force committing suicide. 

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