- On June 7, 2017
Source: WA Today
Date: August 10th 2015
Rio has started putting safety glasses and gloves in a vending machine that requires a staff access card to withdraw them. Previously, the equipment was left in boxes for workers to take, with no way of monitoring use.
The initiative has cut use of safety equipment by 15 per cent to 20 per cent at some iron ore sites, and almost halved usage of some items at others. That saves Rio millions of dollars each year, Mr Harding said.