If you were starting out in the Mining Industry again – what three things do you wish you’d been prepared for?
Mining IQ was recently inspired by an article read that focused on educating joiners to the mining industry about what their job really entailed prior to their first day on the job. The idea was that in educating them earlier – they would have a better understanding of the highs and lows and would be more likely to have longevity in their career.
Mining IQ recently interviewed David Nilson, Health and Wellness consultant - Health and Safety for Rio Tinto. He's been working in the mining industry for more than 4 years (and is now based at the Tom Price mine) and in this interview shares his frank perspective about challenges with regards health, wellness and fitness in the mining industy and especially within FIFO camps and mining camps.
Ma’aden has awarded Bechtel the prefeasibility study contract for its proposed copper and zinc smelter projects in Saudi Arabia. The multibillion-dollar potential projects are set to include the construction of two world-class smelters.
There needs to be more cooperation rather than competition between oil and gas employers if Australia is to address the skills shortage griping its fast-growing liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry, according to Keith Spence, Board member of the Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency (formerly Skills Australia).
Have you ever fancied a visit to the Hunter Valley, NSW? There’s certainly plenty of mining activity happening there at the moment with the recent merger between Gloucester Coal's and Yancoal Australia. Read a recent article about the merger here. http://bit.ly/MjuwvN