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Samarco joint venture obtains licence to reopen Brazil mine

28 October, 2019

Samarco and joint venture partners BHP and Vale are cleared to resume iron ore mining operations at the site of a tailings dam disaster in 2015.


Explosion and fire at largest US east coast refinery

25 June, 2019

Damage to "test the resolve and the finances of the struggling refiner", according to reports.


Vale completes important stage in tailings containment and treatment

11 June, 2019

Sheet pilings curtain and water treatment plant are part of a set of projects which contribute to reduce tailings flow into the Paraopeba River.


Vale warns of risk of another tailings dam collapse

20 May, 2019

Vale SA has warned that another tailings dam is at risk of rupturing at another of its mines in Brazil.


Is China the worst place for industrial accidents?

26 April, 2019

If recent events are anything to go by, China must currently be the worst place for industrial accidents.


The benefits for SMEs in outsourcing drug and alcohol testing

05 October, 2018

Testing regime can be set up for as little as one person per year.


Blast at Indian coal-fired power station kills 36 people

16 November, 2017

An explosion at an Indian coal-fired power station has killed 36 people and injured more than 97.


Trump's plan to close chemical safety agency creating safety concerns

27 March, 2017

US chemistry groups have joined industry in rising opposition to President Trump's plans to eliminate the Chemical Safety Board.


Pipeline explosion and fire in Alabama kills one

04 November, 2016

Colonial Pipeline Co shut down its main petroleum product pipelines on Monday after an explosion and fire in Shelby, Alabama, killing a worker and sending five to the hospital.


Empower employees to be safe and Fearless this Safe Work Month

23 September, 2016

Every October, Safe Work Australia Month is held to raise awareness of the importance of workplace safety.


Don't wait to ask, FIFO workmates urged

29 July, 2016

With up to 1 in 3 fly-in fly-out workers reportedly experiencing mental health difficulties, as part of a new campaign, suicide prevention organisation R U OK? is urging workmates to support one another before they hit rock bottom.


Coalminers' lives at risk as black lung disease re-emerges in Queensland

02 December, 2015

Three cases of black lung have been detected in three months at coalmines in Queensland in what could be the tip of the iceberg for a disease that had been wiped out in Australia half a century ago.


WorleyParsons NZ joins IChemE Safety Centre

13 April, 2015

WorleyParsons New Zealand has become the latest international company to join the Institution of Chemical Engineers' Safety Centre (ISC) as an industry partner.


WorleyParsons NZ joins IChemE Safety Centre

13 April, 2015

WorleyParsons New Zealand has become the latest international company to join the Institution of Chemical Engineers' Safety Centre (ISC) as an industry partner.


Preparing the way to combat the threat of cyberattacks

11 November, 2014

Process control and automation technologies are increasingly under threat from sophisticated and well-funded criminal groups. Many of these groups use sophisticated techniques to disrupt or sabotage an organisation's operations.


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