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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...

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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...

As many as 12 miners could have black lung, union says

A seventh case of Black Lung disease has been announced this week, with confirmation coming that the latest case is a 55-year-old miner with a long history working in Queensland coal mines. CFMEU...

BREAKING: Seventh coal miner diagnosed with black lung

Another Queensland coal worker has been diagnosed with coal worker’s pneumoconiosis, bringing the number of confirmed cases to seven. Natural Resources and Mines Minister Anthony Lynham told...

ears to the ground noise in the mining industry can leave worker with long term effects

Ears To The Ground | Noise in the mining industry

People working in the quarrying and mining industries face a number of occupational health challenges including the debilitating effects of noise-induced hearing loss. The Australian Institute of...