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BHP Newman Western Australia.

BHP environment licences in Pilbara under review

Western Australia government has confirmed that the environmental licences of two mining sites operated by BHP in the Pilbara are under review after concerns about rising dust levels in the...

Health checks for mineworkers

Qld mineworker mandatory health checks

Queensland will introduce free, mandatory lung health checks for a broad range of mine workers in the metalliferous and quarry sector from today. While the mandatory health checks had been previously...

Stephen smyth of cfmeu mining and energy queensland calls for global safety standards for dust

Call for global safety standards to protect mineworkers

A mining safety conference hosted by the CFMEU Mining and Energy Queensland District has called for global safety standards to protect mineworkers from dust diseases. Mining is a multinational...

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...

safework australia workplace exposure standards coal dust impacts CWP

Workplace exposure standards coal dust | Changes flagged

Amendments to workplace exposure standards for coal dust have been flagged in the latest call for submissions by Safework Australia. Safework Australia is seeking feedback on suggested new values...