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Fifo mental health code aims to help FIFO workers suffering mental health issues

New FIFO mental health code launched

WA’s Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Johnston today launched Australia’s first mental health code of practice to help promote and maintain mentally healthy workplaces for FIFO workers...

work injury at a fifo site cricket

FIFO worker injured in cricket match | Compo upheld

A FIFO worker who was injured in a cricket match between shifts on a FIFO site has had a Return to WorkSA appeal (See Note 1) squashed after ReturntoWork SA sort to exclude his injury from...

gastro strikes FIFO camp

Gastro hits FIFO camp

Twenty-six FIFO workers have come down with a bout of gastro at a Western Australian mining camp over the last few days sparking fears of poor camp food hygiene, raw sewerage in drains and improper...

FIFO workers

Bullying, burnout in line for change among FIFO workers

Rates of psychological distress, workplace bullying and burnout are significantly higher among fly-in fly-out (FIFO) workers than their non-FIFO counterparts, one of Australia’s most comprehensive...

living on a mine site and taking up a FIFO lifestyle

What to expect living on a mine site in Australia

It’s no surprise that many people are interested in joining the mining community and taking up a mining lifestyle. Salaries are as much as 60% larger than other industries, but there are a few things...

FIFO work and mental health drugs

A FIFO Addiction

Mine workers and FIFO camps go hand in hand. But turning to drugs and alcohol to cope with the isolation that comes with fly-in fly-out work. The Mental Illness Fellowship of Queensland CEO Tony...