Effective health communication in the mining industry

Shannon, Hugh A. & Parker, Tony W. (2010) Effective health communication in the mining industry. In Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Conference, 21 - 24 August 2011, Townsville Entertainment and Convention Centre, Townsville, QLD.


Historically, occupational health and safety has primarily presented as attempts to create a safer work environment for employees. The mining industry carries health and safety risks, often greater than other occupations. Whilst the mining industry is regulated by stringent workplace health and safety regulations, the very nature of the work and environmental influences expose employees to a greater number of injury risk factors than many other industries. The application of risk management techniques has resulted in a substantial decline in injury rates observed for mining operations in developed countries (Donoghue, 2004). This essential focus can be complemented by a more comprehensive approach to occupational health and safety that also supports the design and delivery of proactive health promotion programs...

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ID Code: 49315
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
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Keywords: Mining, Communication, Occupational Health Promotion, Adult Learning, Health Literacy
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (111705)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Health Promotion (111712)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 23 Mar 2012 04:53
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2012 05:46

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