Mining boom leads to injury boom

There has been an increasing number of workplace injuries following on the back of mining expansions.

It comes on the back of a forum in Dalby designed to address emerging health and safety issues, according to the ABC.

Jaden Frame, from Workwise Safety and Rehab, explained that there has been a massive spike in the demand for safety information.

"The increase in demand for the injury prevention and injury management in regional Queensland is due to the increase in growth of the mining sector," he said.

"What we're looking to do is equipping the employees with tools to protect their workers.

"We're finding that in regional Queensland it harder to get quality services to the rural areas and that what we're looking to do."

Australian Mining has also recognised the high level of injuries on site.

It is holdings its own safety conference later this month, in Perth.

Current mines minister Norman Moore, the director of safety for the WA Department of Mines and Petroleum, the head of the CSIRO's Minerals Down Under Flagship Jonathon Law, and other speakers such as mental health professionals, automation specialists, and blasting experts will also take the stage to inform miners of the latest development and new technology that will make their job safer.

Our conference will be held on 23 October.
 

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