Research

STUDY PREDICTS 10,000 AUSSIE WORKERS WILL DEVELOP LUNG CANCER FROM SILICA DUST

The ACTU, as part of their advocacy work in relation to the prevention of silicosis, recently commissioned a report from researchers at Curtin University.

Modelling used in the report predicts as many as 10,000 Australians may develop silica-caused lung cancer amid warnings more than half a million Australian workers are currently exposed to the harmful dust.

Share Tweet

RELATED

WORK SAFELY NEAR UNDERGROUND SERVICES
December 6 last year WorkSafe released new guidance on how to safely manage hazards and risks associated with working near electricity and telecommunications cables, gas and water pipelines.
Read More
FIRED IMMIGRANT WORKER SHOT DEAD
US: January 9, police shot dead a 26-year-old Sudanese worker at an Oklahoma food processing plant. Police state they were responding to a call about an agitated employee, who ‘produced a knife’...
Read More
WORK-FROM-HOME OHS SYSTEMS MODEL
The Centre for Work Health and Safety have released research proposing a design model for OHS systems that include working-from-home (WFH) arrangements.
Read More