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Mental Health: The forgotten side of mine safety - Australian Mining

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Mental Health: The forgotten side of mine safety Australian Mining"Mental health should be a big player on the OH&S stage in the mining and resources sector but right now its name doesn't even appear on the program," ACRRHM chief executive Jennifer...

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Jess O'Malley's insight:

Knowedge, Awareness, Communication and Support. These are just 4 avenues that I use in providing assistance and awareness for the workers at site. This approach is useful for any health or safety topic that is important to the workforce, and one that I have found is effective.

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Robyn Tigerbite Dent's curator insight, March 18, 2014 12:10 AM

I believe that we are currently only seeing the tip of the iceberg in mental health issues in the mining industry and that this is going to be a huge problem in the future. I think there needs to be more acceptance of this problem and the stigma of mental health needs to be reduced.

Nick Maidment's OHS Quest's curator insight, June 11, 2014 6:08 AM

Mental health is one of the biggest contributors to deaths in high risk industries, its about time we invested into the invisible health aspects of health and safety.

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10 Strange Occupational Hazards

10 Strange Occupational Hazards Want to be a rose gardner? How about a nun? Then you might need insurance. Presenting 10 strange occupational hazards. Music ...
Jess O'Malley's insight:

Something that is integral in my position, is thinking outside the box - on a regular occasion!

Pre-empting hazards, changes, situations and conditions is not always my job to be 100% knowedgeable on, however it is my job to start the conversations happening between the technical experts on the ground to make their risk management processes appropriate to the task at hand.

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Reporting workplace hazards: “If people are afraid to report, things ...

Reporting workplace hazards: “If people are afraid to report, things ... | EHS&T Advisor | Scoop.it
According to a new report from the Center for Effective Government, American workplace health and safety is suffering from – and as a result of – a serious lack of resources. While the number of US workplaces doubled ...
Jess O'Malley's insight:

This is an attitude that over the not so recent history has occured in the Australian Mining Industry. Thankfully the culture that is being driven from the top down involves the "no blame" sentiment which improves the trust and communicative issues surrounding any safety or health concerns in the workplace. The hardest part from that is retaining that trust within the workplace, to follow through with the issues and to provide adequate resources and improvements within a timely manner.

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