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Dust diesease register

Dusts diseases register a first for Australia

Queensland workers, including coal workers and stonemasons, will have better workplace health and safety protections thanks to recent changes to the Public Health Act 2005 and a new Regulation...

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...

noise dosimeter

Your own portable iPhone noise dosimeter

A free noise dosimeter app created by Australian Hearing Services now allows mineworkers to measure noise doses with relative accuracy. Soundlog is an iPhone noise dosimeter that will measure Laeq...

heart health

Heart health for mine workers

A Queensland Mining Health & Safety Conference has been told that heart health screening for workers has positive outcomes for the community and company employees. In address to this years safety...

Noise-induced hearing loss causes and prevention

Hearing loss due to occupation is one of the biggest problems facing miners with it being the second most common injury reported in the industry. This should come as no surprise to those in the...

noise induced hearing loss worker earplugs

Noise-induced hearing loss; Causes and Prevention

Hearing loss due to occupation is one of the biggest problems facing miners with it being the second most common injury reported in the industry. This should come as no surprise to those in the...

Black Lung

Inquiry hears horrors of black lung disease

A North American expert in black lung has revealed at an inquiry the deadly disease is still killing Queensland coal miners even though authorities thought it was non-existent. United States black...

Black Lung

Black lung – New Qld law to protect workers

Authorities have yielded to widespread concerns about the horrifying effects of black lung, and passed new rules to protect Queensland coal miners from the deadly disease. Queensland Parliament will...