Breathe Freely
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

The following slide packs can assist in your toolbox talks and raise topical issues at your worksite to discuss and improve safe work practices. Click on the topic to download presentations.

  1. Diesel Exhaust in Underground Mine
  2. Coal Mining – Open Cuts, Silica and Coal Dust
  3. Coal Mining – Underground, Silica and Coal Dust
  4. Hard Rock Mining – Open Cuts, Silica Dust
  5. Hard Rock Mining – Underground, Silica Dust
Miners Health Matters

You can also visit the Department  of Natural Resources Mines and Energy website – Miners 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 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.

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.