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Mineral mines and quarries respiratory health surveillance

At Konekt, we help mineral mine and quarry workers stay safe
at work with respiratory health surveillances.

Why do I need to perform respiratory health surveillances?

As part of their jobs, mineral mine and quarry workers may be exposed to respiratory hazards such as dusts, welding fumes and diesel particulates. Over time, this exposure can result in changes in lung function or in extreme cases, lung disease.

To help protect workers, recent changes to the Mining and Quarrying Safety and Health Regulation 2017 stipulates that all workers have until 1 September 2022 to undergo a periodic respiratory health surveillance to identify any changes in lung function. Employers are also required to have processes in place to check the status of new workers who start on site and perform medicals at least once every 5 years.

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About the medical

The medical examinations for respiratory health surveillances include:

  • A chest examination that includes listening to the lungs
  • A chest X-ray dual-read by qualified radiologists to the international standard
  • Spirometry tests and comparisons with previous spirometry tests where available
  • Any examination deemed necessary by an appropriate doctor to support the early detection of injury or illness to the person’s respiratory system

Why choose Konekt

Our experienced team of allied health professional are qualified to perform these respiratory health surveillances in a timely
manner before 1 September 2022, to ensure your business abides by the Mining and Quarrying Safety and Health Regulation 2017.

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