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Another mineworker diagnosed with pneumoconiosis

The NSW Resources Regulator has confirmed that a 61-year-old mineworker with about 41 years’ coal mining experience has been diagnosed with coal workers’ pneumoconiosis after working across a range...

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New mining dust disease cases

The NSW mining regulator (Resources Regulator) is investigating three new cases of possible mining dust diseases. NSW Resources Regulator Chief Inspector Garvin Burns said all three workers were...

sun protection for miners can help avoid skin cancer

Here comes the sun | Keeping an eye out for skin cancer

Have you got your sun protection? With summer almost upon us, the Cancer Council delivers a timely reminder about the dangers of too much UV exposure and explains what to look for when checking for...

working with silica - a new guide has been released

New guide for working with silica

A new guide for working with silica has been released by Safework Australia. If you are a person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) who has workers (including yourself) that work with silica...

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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...

AMSJ April 2022