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Unions Criticise Industry for Denying FIFO Suicide Link

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union secretary Steve McCartney has criticised WA’s Chamber of Mines and Energy for denying that a link exists between the FIFO lifestyle and an increased...

High Iron Foods Bad for the Livers of Shift Workers

Shift workers who eat high-iron foods at night may be disrupting the circadian clock in their livers and adversely affecting their health, according to a new study. Disrupted circadian clocks...

Compensation Claim App For Injured Workers

Launched in August 2014, the Worker Assist app is an Australian first now used by over 2,500 injured Queensland workers with over 14,000 logins recorded in October alone. The app, which enables...

Silica Dust Causes Health Concerns

Workers exposed to silica dust without adequate respiratory protection are at risk of developing silicosis, a serious lung disease. Silica is a major component in sand, and sand is a principal...

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...

Mine workers wanted for men’s health study

Mine workers from the northern Bowen Basin are being asked to take part in a men’s health study aimed at discovering why men’s health is much poorer than women’s in the Mackay...

Here comes the sun

[hr]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 the early signs of skin cancer...