Published: 25 Mar 2020
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
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
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.