Articles by Rick Duley BSc(Hons)

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Western Australia's Mines go fatality-free in 2012

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.


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Heat, hydration, and heavyweight horrors

What lurks behind the thirst?
People who have not been there are often incredulous that mining and construction workers in the north of Western Australia regularly do their shifts in temperatures hovering around 50°C.


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They achieved the impossible

Western Australian resources industry makes year without fatality

Resources companies in Western Australia have achieved what many have worked for but no one really believed would happen. In 2012 there were no fatal incidents in the industry.


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They achieved the impossible

Western Australian resources industry makes year without fatality
Resources companies in Western Australia have achieved what many have worked for but no-one really believed would happen.


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Why do you make it tougher?

Let's make reasonable rules

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.


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Why do you make it tougher? Getting the rules right

Being a Safety Advisor (OSHA) is not popular
Bosses hate you because you cost them money.


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