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Coal Mine Workers Health Scheme

The Coal Mine Workers’ Health Scheme (formerly QLD Coal Board Medical) protects the health and safety of Queensland coal mine workers by ensuring they undergo periodic health assessments.

The Coal Mine Workers’ Health Scheme is regulated by the Queensland Government, Department of Natural Resources and Mines, and applies only to Queensland coal mines.

Under the scheme, employers must ensure that health assessments are carried out on each person they employ, or are intending to employ, as a coal mine worker. The scheme does not apply to workers employed for low-risk tasks.

Jobfit conducts Coal Mine Workers’ Health Scheme (Coal Board Medical) assessments all over Australia.

Employers are required to adhere to a number of measures around medical assessments for Queensland coal mine workers under new laws that took effect on 1 January 2017. Further changes to this process came into effect on 1 March 2019.

For more information about the Coal Mine Workers’ Health Scheme visit the Queensland Government website.

NSW Coal Order 43

The NSW Coal Services Board has approved changes to health monitoring requirements for NSW coal mine workers. The new order under the NSW Coal Industry Act 2001 will come into effect on 1 July 2018. It replaces Order 41 and will be known as Order 43. For more information click here.

  • When and how often must workers be assessed?
  • How the health assessment works
  • Chest x-ray and respiratory function requirements
  • Health assessment report
  • Record keeping and reporting requirements
  • Confidentiality of information
  • What happens if workers have health issues or are unfit?
  • Obtaining copies of medical reports

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