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Mine worker safety Global Road Technology

Improving mine worker safety top of the agenda for GRT

Australian headquartered mining and civil services firm Global Road Technology (GRT), is aiming to place mine safety firmly on the national agenda over the next 12 months. Using its work in the...

Silica dust

The Tiny Protagonist Injuring Australians

What can be 100 times smaller than a grain of sand, yet it may be fatal for those who inhale it? While obvious answers would include the Covid-19 virus and Asbestos fibres, there is another...

black lung mineworkers CWP

Queensland funds lung research to protect workers

The Queensland Government will invest $5 million in research to protect workers from, and improve treatment for, occupational dust lung diseases, including silicosis and coal workers’ pneumoconiosis...

serious injury

Worker seriously injured at underground coal mine

The NSW Resources Regulator has reported a worker has seriously injured at an underground coal mine. A worker sustained a punctured lung when he was struck in the chest by a poly pipe. While moving a...

tackle dust at mines and quarries

World first real-time silica detector helps clear the air

The NSW Government has launched a trial of world-first technology to accurately monitor silica dust levels in the air that has the potential to protect NSW’s workers from contracting the deadly lung...

No safe level of coal dust exposure, researchers say

There may not be a safe level of coal dust exposure, University of Melbourne researchers have suggested. Since May last year, Queensland has confirmed 15 cases of Coal Worker’s Pneumoconiosis (CWP)...

Black Lung fight “far from over”

More than 2000 mine workers rallied outside Parliament House in Brisbane today to fight for the protection of Queensland coal workers. Red flags were waving and loud chants were shouted in...

BLACK LUNG: A coal miner’s story

There was a sea of red in front of Parliament House in Brisbane this morning, with union flags waving and chants shouted loudly as workers fought for more action against Black Lung disease. But the...

black lung mineworkers CWP

Two new cases of black lung, union says

The CFMEU has revealed two more central Queensland miners have been diagnosed with black lung disease, news the Department of Natural Resources and Mines has denied. District president Stephen Smyth...

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