Tag - queensland mining industry

Queensland gov’t launches “attack” on black lung

Tougher coal dust controls, new and better testing, and better trained medicos are the backbone of a new regime to protect the health of the state’s 5500 underground coal miners. A day after...

GiftBox: To the donga, with love

When you’re thousands of kilometres away from your family, a quick call to say ‘goodnight’ can be shattered by the no signal symbol flashing up on your mobile phone. The difficulties of FIFO work has...

Mental health focus at safety conference

The Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Conference, held in Townsville this week, saw more than 500 delegates gather, with one word on their lips: safety. Featuring three days of safety...