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Compliant State: Is there a link between FIFO and suicide

Suicide in ‘fly in fly out’ (FIFO) mining has been frequently discussed recently in the media. one article purported that nine suicides were linked to Western Australian (WA) FIFO mining within a 12...

Drugs & Alcohol: New pill on the block

Over the past few years there has been rapid growth in the number and range of new and emerging drugs, posing serious implications for worksites where safety is a priority, writes Dr Ken Pidd. The...

Smoke-free workplace

Creating a Smoke-Free Workplace

Creating a workplace free of smoke comes with a number of benefits, not least of all having healthier workers. Increased productivity, reduced costs, reduced absenteeism and a positive business image...

Miner Sacked For Drug Use Claims Drink Was Spiked

A mine worker who tested positive to methylamphetamine during a routine mine site drug test has told the Fair Work Commission that she believes her drink was spiked during a hotel drinking binge...

More Drug Raids at Western Australian Mine Sites

More drug raids have been conducted by police at mine sites in Western Australia as part of Operation Redwater. The latest raids were conducted Wednesday and yesterday at BHP and Rio Tinto -owned...

Long working hours linked to increased risky alcohol use

Employees who work more than 48 hours per week are more likely to engage in risky alcohol consumption than those who work standard weeks, finds a new study published in The BMJ today. Risky alcohol...

Quit Smoking With Free Quitline App

Quit Smoking With Free Quitline App

A new free app designed to help smokers stub out for good has been developed by the Government’s Quitline program. My QuitBuddy is a personalised app that provides a countdown to quit attempts...

Compensation denied to former Moura Mine employee

Compensation has been denied to a former mine employee who swapped shifts with a co-worker on the day of the 1994 Moura Mine disaster. In 2011 the man filed a claim with the Supreme Court of...