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Black lung reforms protect coal mine workers

Queensland’s 30,000 coal mine workers can now search online to find a doctor who meets special standards of expertise in occupational health and coal industry experience, in the latest measure to...

Dangers of underground hard rock mining #blog

Hard rock mines, like those that harvest diamond and metals, are deep, therefore feature steep inclines. While there are a variety of methods in place to mine from these types of sites, the method...

Jeebropilly Mine: Medium Employer of the Year

Jeebropilly Mine’s prioritised focus of its workforce’s health and safety is paying dividends with the mine site’s efforts being recognised by the State Government. Jeebropilly Mine has been named...

REPORT: MINING RECEIVES ALMOST NO GOVT HELP

The release of the Productivity Commission’s (PC) latest industry assistance review again confirms that Australian mining receives ‘negligible’ government assistance. The report states that the...

Better sleep quality with melatonin pills

Sleeping tips for shift workers

Shift work is difficult, it’s no secret. Getting proper sleep when doing shift work is one of the hardest parts. Getting the right amount of sleep is the most important thing for you when working any...

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Health hazards in coal mining

Working in the mining sector obviously comes with risks, however not all the risks are directly linked to the physical side of the job and its dangers.  There are obvious workplace risks of course...

Inspections to focus on scaffold safety

Builders and contractors are being urged to make scaffolding safety a priority on Victorian construction sites after a string of serious injuries and near misses in recent months.

Chemical hazards to watch in the workplace

In mining almost every process involves using or creating a chemical hazard of some sort. If you know what chemicals to look out for, you know what measures to take to prevent exposure. Hazardous...

There’s nothing like getting back for getting better

Looking after Queenslanders injured on the job, plus their rehabilitation and safe return to work, are priorities for not only workers and employers, but the Government. That’s because work plays a...

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5 of the most dangerous jobs in Australia

Heading out into the workforce as a teenager just finished school, you probably didn’t have a great deal of knowledge about working, or about what industries have high risk associated jobs, so you...

Tips for a good diet for miners

Anyone who does hard physical work is directly affected by what they eat. Your strength and energy are directly related to the food you put into your body, and your meal planning is of great...