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Working in the heat

Working in the heat | Frequently Asked Questions

What does working in the heat mean? When workers are exposed to heat at different temperatures while performing work, they may become ill from a range of heat-related illnesses (see below). A range...

Heat stress and heat illness risk factors at mine sites

Handling the heat | Heat stress risk factors

With summer fast approaching, heat stress and heat illness are again becoming an issue of concern, particularly for those working on mine sites in Australia’s harsh environment. Dietitian Kaitlyn...

Hydration in mineworkers is important to preventing heat stress

Heat stress gets watered down | hydration in miners

In a sunburnt country like Australia, the consequences of heat stress on a mine site can be catastrophic. Veronica Miller and Dr Graham Bates from Curtin University conducted a study that found the...

heat stress death shows need for heat stress management

Prosecution begins over Peak Gold mine heat stress death

The NSW Resources Regulator has begun prosecution proceedings in the NSW District Court against Peak Gold Mines Pty Ltd over a workplace heat stress death at the Perseverance mine near Cobar in April...

AMSJ April 2022