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Daily and Inter-cycle Variation in Whole-body vibration Exposures of drivers operationg wheel loaders

Measurements of whole-body vibration can provide important information that may be of use when performing risk assessments of workers exposed to vibration. Many variables can alter the results of a vibration measurement and its extrapolation to a daily dose measure,... Read more


NSW DPI Technical Reference Practices for the Life-Cycle Management of Explosion Protected Equipment

This Technical Reference will assist employers, self-employed persons, employees, contractors and other parties involved with practices for electrical explosion protected equipment and cables. ... Read more


Mines Safety Significant Incident Report No. 155

A number of safety bulletins and significant incident reports have been issued over the years to address the hazard of rock falls in the development of high headings. This significant incident report follows from another fatal accident when an employee... Read more


MSB No. 010 Fires on light 4wd vehicles

Within a two month period two underground fires on Toyota 4 x 4 Land Cruisers were reported. In each case the fire was caused by the engine being driven backwards, as the vehicle rolled back after stalling on an incline,... Read more


Lucky Escape from Underwater Truck

What A truck driver sustained injuries to his forehead when the vehicle he was driving escaped his control and rolled over a highwall into a water reservoir. Why The driver was operating a loaded centre-articulated rear dump truck. To speed up cycle time... Read more


MDG 5002 Guideline for the Use of Remote Controlled Mining Equipment - Underground Mealliferous Mines

This purpose of this Guideline is to provide information to assist in the management of risks associated withthe use of remote controlled mining equipment in underground metalliferous operations. The scope of this guideline is limited to issues relating to work... Read more


MDG 5002 Guideline for the Use of Remote Controlled Mining Equipment - Underground Mealliferous Mines (part 2)

This purpose of this Guideline is to provide information to assist in the management of risks associated with the use of remote controlled mining equipment in underground metalliferous operations. The scope of this guideline is limited to issues relating to... Read more


MDG 5002 Guideline for the Use of Remote Controlled Mining Equipment - Underground Metalliferous Mines (Part 3)

This purpose of this Guideline is to provide information to assist in the management of risks associated with the use of remote controlled mining equipment in underground metalliferous operations. The scope of this guideline is limited to issues relating to... Read more


MSB No. 101 Brake System Maintenance - Rubber Tyred Vehicles

Many high potential incidents over recent years at Queensland mines and quarries involved brake systems on highway and industrial trucks, and on heavy earthmoving equipment. Some have resulted in serious injury, or even death, and contributing factors included: using equipment not... Read more


M8750 DRAGLINE HIT FRANNA CRANE

The M8750 Dragline was in the return cycle after dumping a load when the operator lost swing control. The operator applied the emergency brake which stopped the machine but the momentum of the bucket caused it to hit a nearby... Read more


FAILURE OF PINS ON BULK COAL WINDER

A bulk coal multi-rope friction winder flask had emptied and was starting a new wind cycle when the winder shut down unexpectedly. The flask had lowered approximately 70 percent through the scroll in automatic mode. The winder’s primary trip was... Read more


Mine Closure

Mine closure can occur at any stage of the life cycle of the operation. Therefore it is critical that as far as reasonably practicable the mine is left in a safe and stable state in line with agreed expectations of... Read more


IC 9480 Programmable Electronic Mining Systems: Best Practice Recommendations (In Nine Parts). Part 6: 5.1 System Safety Guidance

It is part of a risk-based system safety process encompassing hardware, software, humans, and the operating environment for the equipment life cycle. A safety framework containing these recommendations. The reports in this series address the various life cycle stages of... Read more


Trends and context to rates of workplace injury

Analysis reveals the rates of major injury follow a pro-cyclical pattern over the course of the business cycle. This pro-cyclical pattern appears to be related to changes in the incidence of new hires over the business cycle. Downward trends in... Read more


Major Hazard Standard: Machinery Safeguarding

The purposes of this standard are to: Eliminate fatal and serious injuries arising from contact with hazardous parts of fixed and mobile plant and equipment, through inadequate machinery safeguarding; Provide guidance on the application of relevant legislation and standards; Define... Read more


Major Hazard Standard: Slope Stability

The purpose of this standard is the elimination of fatalities and injuries from slope failures. This standard applies to all WMC sites throughout their life cycle. It applies to: Pit wall slopes - overall and batter scale slopes; Pit wall... Read more


Major Hazard Contractor Worksheet: Slope Stability

This document is designed to assist any person responsible for scoping a Contract to define what is required of a potential contractor to enable them to comply with the WMC Slope Stability Standard SAF-MHS-16. This document is applicable to all... Read more


Major Hazard Audit Protocol: Slope Stability

This document is designed to allow an auditor to assess the compliance of a WMC site with the Slope Stability Standard SAF-MHS-16. There are five areas addressed by the audit document: Responsibility; Life cycle requirements; Slope management process; Slope managmeent;... Read more


Health, Safety, Environment and Community (HSEC) Management Standards

These Standards form the basis for the development and application of HSEC management systems at all levels in BHP Billiton. Although HSEC matters are interrelated and co-dependent, it is recognised that the skills and processes required to manage issues may... Read more


Programmable Electronic Roof Bolter Controls

Problem The roof and rib bolting techniques used at Crinum Mine have been associated with a number of strain injuries and an inefficient bolting cycle within the Development operations. Solution The team has developed and implemented the concept of installing electro-hydraulic controls on... Read more



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