October 2017
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October 2017
The neuroscience of personal safety
Using the brain as personal protective equipment Why do so many people still get hurt at work even though we do so much to try and keep them safe? For instance, it is estimated that workplace incidents cost the Australian economy $60.6 billion per year, representing 4.8 per cent of GDP in the 2008-09 period (Safe Work Australia, 2015). Most organisations think of safety in terms of hazards/risks/controls; the worker’s knowledge; and their ability to make deliberate choices with safety Read More
October 2017
Putting METS under the microscope
Australia’s resources industry is world-renowned for its size, scope and competitiveness. METS Ignited – an industry-led growth centre supported by the Australian Government – recently completed research into the significant contribution made by the mining equipment, technology and services (METS) sector. The results have demonstrated that the Australian METS sector is a powerhouse. In the past ten years, Australia has seen an unprecedented increase in mining capacity. On the back of Read More
October 2017
Mine productivity improvement by numbers
Mining companies now have the opportunity to gather vast amounts of operational data, but productivity improvements will only be seen if the data is managed and acted upon correctly Technology has transformed mines. It is said that 90 per cent of all data in use today was generated in the past two years. Some mines now have the ability to collect real-time data, operate remotely and receive information to make timely decisions; others generate and collect all the data at their disposal Read More
October 2017
Drilling advances in underground coal
Advancements in drilling technology have the potential to deliver large economic gains to the mining industry As innovation improves most areas of the mining process, drilling technology is not immune. With the development of GPS, wireless communications, sensors, real-time data and autonomous equipment, drilling technology is evolving to meet the needs of the industry. Mining3 continues to provide a range of capabilities in drilling technologies that are further enhanced by our Read More
October 2017
National Safe Work Month: building safety culture and awareness
By sharing safety knowledge and experience, professionals in the resources sector can have a positive impact on the safety culture of their own workplaces October is National Safe Work Month and Safe Work Australia has launched a national campaign to improve public awareness of work safety and promote the development of strong safety culture in workplaces across all industries (Safe Work Australia, 2017). The theme for the campaign is ‘sharing safety knowledge and experience benefits Read More
October 2017
What’s the most effective method for getting a job in the mining industry?
Mining industry recruitment has changed in the past decade, and will likely continue to do so. This article examines the way resources professionals look for work. There are a number of preconceived ideas about the best method for finding a job in the mining industry. Most of us, if asked, would probably recommend whatever has worked for us in the past. But your experience is not necessarily the same as the next person. What works for you, at your level or in your discipline, might Read More