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Acid mine drainage (AMD) water management requires urgent action, says Water Research Commission mine water research manager Dr Jo Burgess.
Applications of the principles of High Reliability Operations (HRO) in management have been around for a while. Incorporating the five key elements of HROs can give internal integrity to any organisation’s underlying safety culture.
Employers always ask for experience, looking for a bargain appointment, yet ‘experienced’ workers and managers raise safety and leadership risks.
We make large investments in health and safety systems, but we should recognise fundamental human behaviour factors that make our systems work or fail. Personal transport is one of these crucial influences.
Defence and mining sustain dual cultures: one for annual reports, health and safety toolbox talks and ‘zero harm’ signage, another for underground work, night shift, and production bonuses.
Of the 29 USA Massey Energy Montcoal Upper Big Branch coal miners who died in the gas explosion disaster in West Virginia, 17 had pneumoconiosis, and the mine was known to break ventilation laws.
Evidence at the New Zealand Pike River Royal Commission investigating a mining disaster that killed 29 people, prove that some employers and some inspectors are not motivated by safety.
The cost of workplace stress in terms of safety, health, quality and productivity is phenomenal, and the direct link is proven by occupational medicine.
OHS legislation require safe workplaces and procedures, and employers build ‘safety walls’, even recruiting ‘safe people’, but many workers break rules.