22 April 2013
Safe Work Awards 2013
Safe Work SA is calling on the innovators and drivers of workplace safety initiatives to tell their stories in the Safe Work Awards.
04 March 2013
Getting plant guarding right
As a followup to our previous edition, a number of quarry managers asked MAQOHSC to look at their plant to provide a critical opinion of machinery hazards, guarding, emergency stops and access for maintenance.
14 February 2013
South Australia has new work health and safety laws
The Work Health and Safety Act 2012 (SA) came into operation in South Australia on 01 January 2013
14 February 2013
2012 - a busy year in the field for MAQOHSC
Field Operations continues to use the industry contact sheet 'Help MAQOHSC to help you' to assess the needs of the mining and quarrying industry
12 February 2013
Geoff Day retires
After 21 years of service to South Australian mining, MAQOHSC bids farewell to Geoff Day.
06 February 2013
Distraction and inattention due to using mobile devices
Following several high potential incident investigations, the mines inspectorate is aware of mine workers using mobile devices (including mobile phones, tablets or other social media devices) while operating vehicles or other mobile plant.
03 January 2013
There have been a number of changes recently to the MAQOHSC Committee membership
25 October 2012
Heavy rigid truck runaways on the increase
Four heavy rigid truck runaways were reported between April to September 2012.
11 October 2012
Potential danger with PETN based perimeter explosives
A loader operator was hit in the head and cut by a fragment of rock that was projected through the front window of his cab whilst bogging out a recently blasted development heading (tunnel).
18 September 2012
Fatality involving front end loader
A worker on foot was struck and killed by a 988H Cat front end loader, which was tramming forward. The worker was found on the ROM pad.