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Top 6 Mining Camps in Australia

FIFO life can be different to each mining professional depending on their work structure and where they works. The shared experience of living in a mine camp can be varied based on number of site...

black lung mineworkers CWP

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...

Social distancing takes off at Newman Airport

Social distancing takes off at Newman Airport

How do you put in place social distancing controls, in a small regional airport with up to 2000 travellers every day? You involvethe whole community. The massive improvements seen at Newman Airport...

the truth for miners

Dusting off the truth for miners

Shadow Minister for Natural Resources and Mines, Dale Last, has called on the Palaszczuk government to publicly release records from cabinet and other government entities that detail the...

tackle dust at mines and quarries

New campaign to tackle dust at mines and quarries

The NSW Mine Safety Advisory Council has launched a new awareness campaign to tackle the risk from dust in the workplace, called “Just because you can’t see it, doesn’t mean it is not there”. Dust...

FIFO mental health

FIFO rosters taking toll on miners

New FIFO rosters are reportedly taking their toll on Western Australian miners according to researchers from Curtin University. As the mining industry moved to roster changes in the wake of COVID-19...

The need for satisfactory information & support

A study on the impacts on families of traumatic workplace deaths By LYNDA R. MATTHEWS, MICHAEL G. QUINLAN & PHILIP BOHLE The impact of traumatic workplace death on bereaved families, including...

Winter Eye Safety For Outdoor Workers

Winter eye safety is just as important as preventing UV exposure in summer…According to the Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks, outdoor workers are three...

Drowsy Drivers

Drowsy drivers cause accidents

Driving while sleep-deprived has reached worrying levels in Australia, with 20 per cent of respondents to a new survey admitting they have fallen asleep at the wheel at least once. Of those, 5 per...