Lung Foundation Australia has launched a Silicosis Social Work program, a free, telephone-based support network for people living with silicosis, their family and carers.
A Perth-based company has been fined $30,000 after four workers recorded high levels of lead in their blood and one was hospitalised.
The CFMEU has called for Labor to ban the manufacture, use and import of all engineered stone products.
Safety can be improved in mines through greater monitoring of wind, gas density and temperatures, according to a new study.
South Australia will implement tougher rules around the use of engineered stone from 1 September 2023, amid an ongoing national inquiry into a ban on the products.
Former and retired mine and quarry workers in Queensland are encouraged to get a free lung health check to detect mine dust lung diseases.
The Australian welding industry is collaborating with government and statutory bodies to ensure that appropriate strategies are in place to reduce welder exposure to fumes.
SafeWork NSW has called for those who own industrial gates to get them checked, after a number of serious incidents, including two deaths, occurred between 2017 and 2022.
Safe Work Australia has encouraged stakeholders to complete a survey about the presence of non-threshold genotoxic carcinogens in Australian workplaces.
SafeWork SA has issued a safety warning after a worker was burned while refuelling a heating device in an Adelaide hotel.
A chemical plant required upgrades to replace its aging and outdated safety alarm systems.
Monash University has received a funding boost for research projects related to the early screening and detection of silicosis.
The construction industry in Queensland now has Australia's first code of practice for the management of respirable crystalline silica (RCS).