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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...

Coal dust in mining communities may be contributing to workplace exposures

Coal dust exposure may be underestimated

Research from a James Cook University scientist has revealed that current exposure standards of workplace coal dust fail to take into account of environmental exposures in mining communities. The...

coal dust research on effects of nano particles

Coal dust research to focus on nano particles

Pennsylvania State University researchers in the Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering have received a USD$400,000 grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National...

The NSW resources regulator will blitz dust levels at mines across the state

Resources regulator to blitz mines for dust control

The NSW Resources Regulator is preparing a major blitz on quarries across the state to minimise the effects of dust exposures. Resources Regulator Chief Inspector of Mines Garvin Burns said quarries...

Dust diesease register

Dusts diseases register a first for Australia

Queensland workers, including coal workers and stonemasons, will have better workplace health and safety protections thanks to recent changes to the Public Health Act 2005 and a new Regulation...

Health surveillance of mine workers should include respiratory health assessments

Regular health surveillance screening

A mining safety regulator has urged current, former and retired mine workers to conduct regular health surveillance screening following an investigation into a former coal mine worker being diagnosed...