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Regulator issues heat stress warning for Queensland mines

Oct 12th 2023

Regulator issues heat stress warning for Queensland mines

Resources Safety and Health Queensland (RSHQ) reminds mine operators to protect workers from heat stress following the onset of ElNiño.

According to RSHQ, risk factors and thermal conditions in mines keep changing, so safety officers need to put this into consideration when assessing the risks of heat exposure.

"The strategies and techniques we use to reduce heat stress at mines are simple, but sometimes overlooked," said RSHQ Chief Operating Officer Rob Djukic.

"That includes modifying the environment to suit the work, modifying the work to suit the environment, or sometimes a combination of both.

"Safety at Queensland mines is everyone's responsibility and we're here to assist the mines to ensure all workers feel safe."

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