The health and wellbeing of NSW Coal Mine worker has recently been under the spotlight due to the identification of "Black Lung". This presentation will examine current features of dust disease and techniques for identification as well as reviewing other important health issues affecting NSW Coal Mine workers. There will be a case study discussion of managing of an injured worker in the Coal Mines Insurance scheme.
SPEAKER: Dr David Meredith
pneumoconiosis of interest to coal mining
Pathogenesis of coal mine dust lung disease (CMDLD)
Symptoms and clinical findings in CMDLD
Detection methods including the ILO reporting system and ATS/ERS consistent Spirometry
Safety critical roles and tasks
“Risk of harm formula” in medical standards
Impact of medical conditions on ability to perform coal mining tasks safely
Elevated cardiovascular and obesity occupational risk factors in Coal Mine Workers
- Screening of Coal Mine workers for prevalent health conditions
A collaboration between Coal Services and COORDINARE
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