Health and safety in mines: essential measures during Covid-19

Published: 25 Mar 2020

CFMEU Mining & Energy Policy

Mine operators must take all reasonable steps to manage the exposure of workers to COVID-19 and ensure access to treatment, in line with federal and state government advice and requirements.

This guide outlines the measures the Union considers essential to protect mineworkers’ health and safety.  DOWNLOAD GUIDE

NSW Resources Regulator

These are some of the COVID-19 complaints from NSW mineworkers to the Resources Regulator.

Every mine must have a site specific risk management plan and it must be strictly enforced - including managing risk of transmission with use of breathalysers.

The regulator is investigating these complaints and the Union is here to stand up for your safety too. Members should raise any health and safety concerns with their Lodge or District Office.  READ THE REGULATOR'S SAFETY ALERT

Explainer: Mining is an essential industry, so do social distancing rules apply?

National Legal Director Alex Bukarica explains the legal rights mineworkers have to a safe and healthy workplace during the COVID-19 outbreak. The Union is here to make sure they are enforced.

 

NEWS

Mining should continue, companies must step up on worker and community safety