In one of the most comprehensive fly-in fly-out (FIFO) research studies undertaken in Australia, rates of psychological distress, workplace bullying and burnout were found significantly higher among FIFO workers than their non-FIFO counterparts.
Wellbeing has been rated as the most important priority by the global energy and resources (E&R) industry in the latest Deloitte Human Capital Trends report.
Efforts to combat the potential resurgence of black lung in NSW is one of the major focuses at NSW Minerals Council’s 2016 Health, Safety, Environment and Community (HSEC) conference.
Around 1000 coal miners in Queensland may have symptoms of miners’ pneumoconiosis, according to the CFMEU.
Residents of the Victorian town of Morwell have accused the state Department of Health of covering up the health impacts of the Hazelwood mine fire.
BHP has won a compensation case against a worker who was fired for being morbidly obese.
BHP has made a massive donation to help improve the health and wellbeing of kids in WA, kicking in $20 million for Telethon.
With the current Ebola outbreak showing few signs of slowing, the major businesses that work in these affected areas – mining – are being asked to do more to defeat the disease.
Glencore has contributed $750,000 towards the construction of a new health care centre in Wandoan.
Health and safety will be the key theme of the opening day of M&E NSW in Newcastle today.
A small research project into the diets of men working at a FIFO mine site has found they were more overweight or obese than the average Australian.
A lawsuit has been filed against an US power company that allegedly told workers coal ash was ‘safe enough to eat’.
A firefighter has had surgery on his hand after developing septicaemia as revelations emerge that the water being used to fight the Hazelwood coal mine fire is contaminated.
As the fire at Hazelwood coal mine in Victoria burns for its third week, the Country Fire Authority has posted raw aerial footage that shows the scope and complexity of the situation on the ground.
Victorian Premier Denis Napthine has asked people to offer up their holidays homes in order to give the smoke- affected residents of Morwell respite from the Hazelwood coal mine fire.
An occupational health service provider owned by the CFMEU and the NSW Minerals Council has been accused of providing mining companies with financial kickbacks that disadvantage doctors tendering to perform compulsory medical exams on coal workers.
Rio Tinto say a photo of alumina dust escaping from its Yarwun wharf this week was nothing to worry about, stating the plume posed no threat to health or the environment.
Mo’ money means more healthy miners, as the industry prepares for Movember.
As the weather heats up, workers are being urged to look out for the early warning signs of dehydration with Rio Tinto Alcan’s Yarwun refinery kicking off hydration monitoring.
Two Australian doctors have shown opposition for a new open cast coal mine in Waikato, New Zealand.