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Oral-fluid drug testing: Are you fit for work?

The implementation of an appropriate and effective drug testing policy and procedure can sometimes be controversial. Currently, the debate about oral-fluid testing versus urine testing is a hot topic...

Granites Gold Mine

Mine sites report multiple FIFO staff tested positive

Remote employees became infected with a highly contagious disease at multiple mining operations. Newmont Corporation and South32 reported numerous fly-in fly-out (FIFO) workers recently tested...

Groote Eylandt Mine

Mine employees isolate after testing positive to virus

Two resources workers were physically confined after discovered to be infected. South32 confirmed two workers tested positive to coronavirus (COVID-19) at the Groote Eylandt Mine, about 640km west of...

Appin Coal Colliery

Outbreak forces coal workers into isolation

Mine employees had no choice but to physically separate themselves from colleagues due to a growing number of infections at one coal operation. At least 17 workers have tested positive to coronavirus...

Managing Exposure to Crystalline Silica

CleanSpace Respirators, A Revolution in Respiratory Protection Respirable crystalline silica is preventable. Crystalline silica is a natural mineral found in mining and construction materials such as...

FIFO charter plane

100 per cent FIFO worker ban stays in force

Legislation banning 100 per cent fly-in fly-out (FIFO) workforces at major mining projects will remain in effect across Queensland. State Deputy Premier Steven Miles confirmed a recent review...

Idemitsu Boggabri Coal Mine

Coal mine temporarily closes due to COVID

An Asia-backed coal operation faced short-term delays due to the deadly disease. One employee, who initially tested positive to COVID-19, temporarily closed Idemitsu Australia’s Boggabri Coal...

FIFO workers

FIFO workers wanted for vaccine drive

Queensland’s fly-in fly-out (FIFO) workforce have been prioritised for COVID-19 vaccination. FIFO employees have been added to the Sunshine State’s 1B priority list, following the recent...

AMSJ Nov 2021