Breathe Freely
Australia
Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists Chartered Society for Work Health Protection
Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists and The Chartered Society for Worker Health Protection
Managers Toolkit

A concise summary of the health hazards arising from the mining industry and how the Breathe Freely campaign aims to address them.

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Let’s Talk – Dust in Mining

Let’s Talk – Diesel Exhaust in Underground Mines

Site Checklists

These checklists will help you on site in managing workplace health risks.

This information will be available here soon, please re-visit this section in the near future.

Miners Health Matters

You can also visit the Department  of Natural Resources Mines and Energy website РMiners Health Matters for further information.

Guides & Fact Sheets
Overview Brochure

A concise summary of the health hazards arising from the mining industry and how the Breathe Freely campaign aims to address them.

This information will be available here soon, please re-visit this section in the near future.

Protecting Workers
Health in Mining

The mining industry in the Australia has made great strides in managing safety and reducing the incidence of serious injury and fatalities over the past ten to fifteen years.

Health risks have not received the same amount of attention. There are many reasons for this including the fact that the consequences of exposure to harmful substances is often not visible, symptoms may be delayed by decades from first exposure, and the burden of managing health falls predominantly to the employer.

Managing health risks and understanding how occupational hygiene fits into the mining industry.

RPE Factsheet on Facial Hair

Outlines facts & best practice for the use of Respiratory protective equipment (RPE) when issued as a means of control to prevent the inhalation of hazardous substances at work where users have facial hair.

Management Standard
The HI Management Standard

This tool is for use by managers responsible for health and safety on mining sites. It contains instructions, 8 assessment framework tools that relate to the 6 leading indicators and finally an action plan.

What can an Occupational Hygienist help with

Understand the role of occupational hygienists and how they can help you. Health risk assessments, control measures and training and communication.

P A R T N E R S

 
Safety Regulation Group
WorkSafe WA
DNRME – Queensland Department of Natural Resources Mines and Energy
Master Builders WA
QLD CFMEU Mining Division