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FIFO work and mental health drugs

A FIFO Addiction

Mine workers and FIFO camps go hand in hand. But turning to drugs and alcohol to cope with the isolation that comes with fly-in fly-out work. The Mental Illness Fellowship of Queensland CEO Tony...

Ten shocking alcohol-fuelled workplace accidents

After a long day at work, it is not uncommon to put our feet up and crack open a beer to unwind for the day. In an industry where days are longer than usual, and ‘home’ is an isolated...

New hotline for FIFO workers and families

Fly-in, fly-out workers seeking confidential alcohol and drug support can now access a free 24/7 counselling hotline, developed by the Western Australian Government, to provide assistance and advice...

Long working hours linked to increased risky alcohol use

Employees who work more than 48 hours per week are more likely to engage in risky alcohol consumption than those who work standard weeks, finds a new study published in The BMJ today. Risky alcohol...

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...

AMSJ April 2022