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Social License to Operate - Skating on the Razor's Edge

Introduction - Social License to Operate There have been several community related Occupational Health related scandals in Western Australia: reference the Lead Contamination problems at the Port of Esperance around 2006/2007 and the more…

Plant Isolation Systems - Lock Out Tag Out

LOTO - Plant and Equipment Isolation Hazardous Energy Plant Isolation Systems (LOTO - Lock Out and Tag Out) must be effective and efficient to protect employees when working on energised plant and equipment. Tasks on complex plant may…

Bolt Failure - How not to remove bolts and components from a structure

A large iron ore screen bin had been assembled in China and shipped to a construction site in the Pilbara – Western Australia. The bin was one of several bins that were craned into position onto a steel frame structure and bolted in on…

How to find an asbestos "Needle" in a mining "Haystack"

This story  summarises the applied research work to determine the presence of crocidolite asbestos in a maiden untouched iron ore deposit located in the Pilbara in Western Australia. The purpose of the exercise was to assist mine planning…