AMSJ » MINERS HEALTH

Category - MINERS HEALTH

stress managing stress in the mining industry

Stressed out

The impact of stress-related illness in the mining sector is greater than many suspect, writes Helen Gibbons. To its credit, the mining industry is becoming increasingly aware that unmanaged mental...

new standard for drug testing has been release

Revised standard for drug testing in saliva

A revised standard for drug testing in saliva has been published to improve the reliability of results, confidence in the testing and ultimately improved safety. AS/NZS 4760:2019, Procedure for...

Apple watch to monitor noise exposure and decibel levels - health and safety initiative

Noise exposure monitoring to feature on Apple Watch

Apple has released a health and safety initiative on it latest watch OS6 update to likely to be rolled out in September this year. The Apple Watch software development team has incorporated a warning...

Motivation to exercise tips

Tips for finding motivation to exercise

Finding motivation to exercise can sometimes be a challenge and sometimes more difficult than the physical aspects of exercise. What do you need to do to get motivated? In co-operation with the Black...

Curragh mine have painted a haul truck pink and blue for breast and prostate cancer awareness

Curragh ramps up message for cancer association

The team at Thiess Curragh have ramped up a message for a leading Cancer Association with the colouring of haul truck trays blue and pink for Prostate and Breast Cancer.  The tray has aimed to raise...

Health surveillance of mine workers should include respiratory health assessments

Regular health surveillance screening

A mining safety regulator has urged current, former and retired mine workers to conduct regular health surveillance screening following an investigation into a former coal mine worker being diagnosed...

Fatigue management for truck drivers heavy vehicle research

Fatigue management for truck drivers | Top tips

Fatigue management for truck drivers is an important element of keeping our roads safe. While the mining industry has largely implemented a range of fatigue management strategies, truck drivers on...

mining camp food

Nutrition: Challenges of mining camp lifestyles

Working in the mining industry and living in a mining camp can present a unique set of challenges for maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle. Following is Bill’s story. A case study on the...

noise control and mitigation in mining

Noise control | Are we succeeding?

Cabin Noise and the external Noise of mobile mining equipment have been the enemies of the industry for ages. But are we winning the noise control mitigation battle? We examine the various...

Noise control knob

Exposure & Control of Noise

We live in a noisy world of traffic, urbanisation, machinery, electronic devices and recreational activities. All these contribute to a background level of noise we experience whilst away from work...