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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...

smoking breaks must comply with company policy according to the fair work commission

Smoking breaks may end up a thing of the past

Piper Alderman’s  – David Ey and Gemma Twemlow recently shared their thoughts around a recent case in the Fair Work Commission that may put the kybosh on smoking breaks across many...

Soft tissue

Soft tissue health a top priority for reducing LTIs

A physical trainer, noted for helping FIFO workers with fitness and weight reduction plans, believes soft tissue health is the “key focus” to reducing total recorded injury frequency rates (TRIFR)...

The Miner’s Guide to Managing Stress

Mining is an old profession that has only recently been given the respect and credibility that it deserves. It comes with some incredible risks, from roof falls, to black lung, and as a result can be...

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...

heat stress

Heat stress reminder from Regulator

WA’s Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety recently issued a safety reminder to workers about the dangers of heat stress and working in high heat environments on mine sites and remote...

mineworker UV exposure

Monitor mineworker UV exposure with wearables

With summer almost upon us, many mine sites across Australia will now be re-focusing efforts on sun protection (UV Exposure) and dehydration programs to ensure that the exposure risks to site staff...

Fatigue Monitoring

Fatigue monitoring technology for NVHR

The Federal Government and the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) are investing in new field trials to test driver fatigue monitoring technologies which can enhance heavy vehicle safety outcomes...

World Mental Health Day

Today marks World Mental Health Day, a day created to shed a more positive light on mental health and to address the fact that one in five Australian are affected by mental illness.   We sat...