Managing occupational health in the mining industry

Cliff, David, Harris, Jill, Bofinger, Carmel and Lynas, Danielle (2017). Managing occupational health in the mining industry. In: Naj Aziz and Bob Kininmonth, Proceedings of the 17th Coal Operators' Conference. Coal Operators' Conference, Wollongong, Australia, (296-305). 8 to 10 February 2017.

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Author Cliff, David
Harris, Jill
Bofinger, Carmel
Lynas, Danielle
Title of paper Managing occupational health in the mining industry
Conference name Coal Operators' Conference
Conference location Wollongong, Australia
Conference dates 8 to 10 February 2017
Convener Naj Aziz
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 17th Coal Operators' Conference
Place of Publication Wollongong, Australia
Publisher Mining and Environmental Engineering, University of Wollongong
Publication Year 2017
Sub-type Fully published paper
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
ISBN 9781741282610
Editor Naj Aziz
Bob Kininmonth
Start page 296
End page 305
Total pages 9
Collection year 2018
Language eng
Abstract/Summary With the recent resurgence of "black lung" detection in the Australian Coal Mining Industry, the spotlight has fallen onto the management of the health aspects of health and safety. Too often health is seen as being hard to manage because it may relate to chronic and/or extended exposure to harm. However proper application of risk management techniques including focussing on critical controls and the continued effectiveness of these controls works as well on occupational health issues as it does on safety issues. This paper will demonstrate that risk management can be successfully applied to health issues including respirable dust, fatigue and psychological impairment. The resurgence of 'black lung" will be used as a case study to underline the need to identify critical controls and institute processes to measure and maintain their effectiveness and not allow them to be eroded.
Keyword Black lung
Health and Safety
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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