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safe to work in the australian mining industry

Safe to work for Australian mining industry

While Australian mining companies have demonstrated a consistent focus over the last two decades on getting miners safe to work, some are questioning what needs to be done to improve safety while...

Specialised product technologies for a safer site

Occupational health and safety (OH&S) innovation has taken a back seat in recent years with industry often more focused on productivity gains but leading Brisbane-based technological solutions...

BMA Norwich Park Mine dump truck

Long shifts and drives blamed for brain injury

A mine operator has suffered major brain injuries after working long hours and driving for extended periods in Central Queensland. Dump truck operator Harold Kerle accused proponent BHP Billiton...

How to persuade FIFO workers to live locally

by Riccardo Welters, Associate Professor at the College of Business, Law & Governance in James Cook University; and Christopher Nicholas, PhD Student in Resource and Labour Economics at James...

A former coal mine worker is suing Anglo

Former Coal Worker Sues Anglo After Car Crash

Former coal worker Donald Welch is suing Anglo Coal and Workpac after working a 75-hour week and, the afternoon following an overnight shift, crashing his car. The 50-year-old, who had finished his...

Better sleep quality with melatonin pills

Melatonin Pills Could Improve Sleep Quality

A study using melatonin pills to aid sleep in an ICU environment in Beijing has found that the hormone does improve the quality of sleep, even in a noisy and illuminated environment. The research...

New Study Finds 30 Minute Naps The Answer To Poor Sleep

New Study Finds 30 Minute Naps The Answer To Poor Sleep

A 30 minute nap can counteract the negative health effects of only getting two hours sleep the night before according to a new study. Along with decreased reaction time that can lead to accidents in...

One in Five Employees Don't Get a Good Night's Sleep

One in Five Employees Don’t Get a Good Night’s Sleep

New research shows that over one in five (21%) of all employees rate their overall sleep as either extremely poor, very poor or poor. Authors of the research report, GCC Insights, surveyed over...

Men Wanted for Health Survey

Men aged 30 years or older are being sought to take part in a La Trobe University research project  focusing on men’s health and related quality of life. Quality of life can be influenced by a...

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...

Fatigue Causes More Accidents Than Alcohol

Studies have shown fatigue reduces reaction times, attention spans and causes more accidents than alcohol. With that sobering thought in mind a new program is looking at how NSW mines are managing...