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Oral-fluid drug testing: Are you fit for work?

The implementation of an appropriate and effective drug testing policy and procedure can sometimes be controversial. Currently, the debate about oral-fluid testing versus urine testing is a hot topic...

Groote Eylandt Mine

Mine employees isolate after testing positive to virus

Two resources workers were physically confined after discovered to be infected. South32 confirmed two workers tested positive to coronavirus (COVID-19) at the Groote Eylandt Mine, about 640km west of...

Hard hats underground mine

Number of work fatalities drops across industry

Fewer mine workers died on the job nation according to a federally funded national policy agency. The total number of workplace fatalities across the resources sector fell 28.6 per cent to five...

Appin Coal Colliery

Outbreak forces coal workers into isolation

Mine employees had no choice but to physically separate themselves from colleagues due to a growing number of infections at one coal operation. At least 17 workers have tested positive to coronavirus...

Orbit Drilling

Employer fined for fatal blow to worker’s head

An exploration and water boring company will pay after a team member died from a serious injury more than two years ago. Orbit Drilling recently pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a...

Clarence Colliery roof collapse

Roof collapse injures multiple coal mine workers

An unstable structure interrupted the lives of two underground coal operation employees. Authorities recently investigated a roof collapse at Centennial Coal’s Clarence Colliery, about 130km...

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Breathe Easier For Longer

Every operation is different and so are the responder’s equipment requirements. No matter how strong, tall or short the responder is, the equipment needs to fit everyone. It not only affects the...

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