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Health and Safety Trust invites applications for innovation in mining

NSW’s Health and Safety Trust is now inviting applications for grants to fund initiatives designed to improve the health and wellbeing of coal mine workers. Researchers, mine owners/operators, industry workers and suppliers are encouraged to apply.

Priority areas for the Trust are:

  • Mental Health
  • Fatigue
  • Diesel particulates
  • High pressure oil injection injuries
  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • RSI prevention, treatment and management
  • Vibration
  • Dust
  • Noise
  

Recently completed projects funded by the Trust include:

  • Calibration of portable raw exhaust diesel particulate analysers
  • Preparation of virtual reality software for helicopter rescue services training

Current projects in progress:

  • Improving footwear for underground miners
  • Whole body vibration tool
  • Partners in Mining – supporting depression in mining

The Health & Safety Trust is managed by Coal Services and  supports the Australian coal mining industry by funding projects and research that will have a positive effect on the health and safety of coal mine workers, operators and the wider mining community.

Applications for funding close on 14 February 2014. 

For more details or to apply visit www.hstrust.com.au.

 

 

 

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