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Retired coal miner says company-appointed doctors didn't detect silicosis

ABC News Erin Semmler and Jacquie Mackay 17 April 2019

Retired Queensland miner Terry Blanch worked in the underground coal mining industry for 30 years, but was diagnosed with silicosis at the beginning of 2017. 106 more words

Environmental Toxicology

Oregon Medical Marijuana Program: 85 Percent of Growers Not in Compliance

A total of 1,618 of 1,903 growers who fall under the Oregon Medical Marijuana Online System rule did not report their inventory and transfers for February 2019, according to the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program. 49 more words

Medical Marijuana

Three Oregon OSHA Courses Now Available in Spanish

Oregon OSHA urges employers to blend the training offered by the Safety Committee Suite with policies and practices that are specific to their workplaces, noting that doing this will increase the effectiveness of the training and help ensure all requirements are met. 14 more words

Occupational Safety And Health Division (OSHA)

Qld doctors will now have to raise the alarm when they diagnose people with two deadly lung conditions

River FM , Ipswich  04 Apr 2019

Qld doctors will now have to raise the alarm when they diagnose people with two deadly lung conditions. New laws have been passed to ensure Qld Health is alerted when doctors diagnose cases of black lung disease, caused by coal dust, and silicosis, caused by the inhalation of crystalline silica dust.

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Environmental Toxicology

Some industries are less safe than others

The Australian Sean Parnell 29 Mar 2019

Workplace safety has improved in Australia, but not all work practices are safe. In 2016 alone, according to Safe Work Australia, 182 workers died on the job, not including those who developed conditions at work and died later. 110 more words

Forensic Pathology

Coroner urged to overhaul trawler safety after eight deaths

Brisbane Times Aaron Bunch AAP March 28, 2019

Commercial fishing boats must have better safety gear to prevent more deaths at sea, an inquest into the loss of eight trawler men has been told. 103 more words

Forensic Pathology

Push ahead with black lung safety

The Courier Mail 28 Mar 2019

SWEEPING safety reforms rolled out in Queensland coalmines after black lung disease re-emerged should be expanded to all mines and quarries, according to a new report. 159 more words

Environmental Toxicology