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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 MEDICAL assessments.

The Coal Mine Workers’ Health Scheme is regulated by Resources Safety & Health Queensland. To clarify, the scheme only applies 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. However, the scheme does not apply to workers employed for low-risk tasks.

Jobfit conducts Coal Mine Workers’ Health Scheme (Coal Board Medicals) all over Australia. In addition, Jobfit is endorsed by Resources Safety & Health Queensland to provide former mine and quarry workers with free lung health assessments.

Employers must adhere to a number of measures around medical assessments for Queensland coal mine workers. Further, new laws took effect on 1 March 2019 for the prevention of Mine Dust Lung Diseases (MDLD).

Find out more about Miners’ Health Matters.

NSW Coal Order 43

The NSW Coal Services Board has approved changes to health monitoring requirements for NSW coal mine workers. The new Order 43 under the NSW Coal Industry Act 2001 came into effect on 1 July 2018. 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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