2012 saw Western Australian Mining go fatality-free — the first time in over a century of records. In fact, the industry fell only a few days short of making it two years in a row. Sadly there have been four fatalities since that golden run.
Being a Safety Advisor (OSHA) is not popular. Bosses hate you because you cost them money. Workers hate you because you nag them about earplugs and safety glasses. Everybody hates you because you are forever chasing compliance — chasing company compliance with Acts and Regulations; chasing worker compliance with site rules and practices; chasing, chasing, chasing.