Safety culture in mining: why it matters and how to improve it

How would you describe your organisation’s safety culture? And how important is it to the safety and profitability of your mining operations?

We all know that mining businesses have to be vigilant and work hard to comply with legislative safety standards. Regulations are extensive because of the high level of risk and complexity associated with mining operations. Mining companies are responsible for the safety of the people working on their sites. At MEC Mining, ensuring that all workers return home safely is at the core of what we do.

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LinkedIn: 7 tips to rock your personal brand

LinkedIn? Why would I want to be on LinkedIn? I don’t own a multi-billion-dollar company – so why would anyone want to connect with me?

Well, long gone are the days where a logo would tell clients everything they needed to know about your company and the most colourful advertisement would catch attention. People aren’t buying into that anymore. People are buying into people. The fact is, if you are in business, your online presence portrays yourself and your business to the world. It is estimated that there are 10-15 million engineers worldwide – your personal brand needs to be strong enough to stand out in this cluttered environment.

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Developing your Personal Brand on LinkedIn

LinkedIn? Why would I want to be on LinkedIn? I don’t own a multi-billion-dollar company – so why would any want to connect with me?

Well, long gone are the days where a logo would tell clients everything they needed to know about your company and the most colourful advertisement would catch attention. People aren’t buying into that anymore. People are buying into people. The fact is, if you are in business, your online presence portrays yourself and your business to the world. It is estimated that there are 10-15 million engineers worldwide – your personal brand needs to be strong enough to stand out in this cluttered environment.

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Potash – The Essential Element

Potash is the general term for potassium bearing minerals. It was named after the extraction process used in the pre-industrial era when wood ashes were immersed in water and leaching took effect. When the solution evaporated a sediment of potassium carbonate was left behind on the inside of the large iron pots.  Potassium is a highly reactive alkaline metal and is not found in isolation in nature. It readily forms compounds in the form of chlorides, nitrates, carbonates, bromides, cyanide, sulphates and hydroxides. Known by its chemical name K, potassium is an essential element to both plant and human life.

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Mining mentoring program set to nurture MEC talent

MEC Mining employees will soon benefit from mentorships with some of the top minds in the business.

MEC’s mentoring program, launched late last year, has attracted a large amount of interest from its talented ranks. To date, 18 MEC mentees are registered with the program and have been carefully paired with mentors from 11 different companies:

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Experts explore leadership in mining at MEC networking event

Lead by example; talk to people in a language they understand; be clear and confident in your message and your expectations. These were some of the pieces of advice given to mining engineers at MEC Mining’s recent industry networking event on 22 March. Over 50 people were present for the evening at Brisbane’s Alchemy Restaurant and Bar to exchange ideas on creating highly functional teams and balancing work performance with a healthy company culture.

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The 6 Best Things About Being A Mining Consultant

Thinking of pursuing a career as a mining consultant? Here are six of the things mining consultants love most about their work.

 

1. It's never groundhog day

As a mining consultant, your schedule will vary depending on the nature and location of projects you’re working on. One thing that’s for certain is that you won’t be sitting behind a desk from 9 to 5. Mining consultants enjoy a varied schedule that’s never boring.

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6 tips to prepare for your best job interview yet

By Cheryl Holton, Head of Talent Management, MEC Mining

For many of us, job interviews just don’t get easier, no matter how many times we go through the process. Working in recruitment and HR, I’ve seen my fair share of candidates who struggle in interviews because they’re apprehensive, poorly prepared, or even over-confident. On the other hand, I’ve observed what works for people who go on to win the job.

 

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