At Top Health Doctors, we have doctors with specialised interest, in Mineral Mines and Quarries Respiratory Health Surveillance.
They have undertaken Postgraduate Training in courses with a Coal Mine Workers’ Health Scheme Training Curriculum, conducted by the Resources Safety and Health Queensland, in conjunction with The University of Illinois in Chicago, in the United States of America. This training provides them with a good understanding for the respiratory health surveillance of miners that work in mineral mines and quarries.
Our doctors are on Resources Safety & Health Queensland’s register of approved providers as examining or supervising doctors to conduct mining medicals assessments.
We have medical personnel who has taken additional training to perform lung function testing, using a spirometry (lung function testing) machine. Our spirometry service is approved by the government and registered under the Coal Mine Workers’ Health Scheme. Queensland Government – Resources Safety & Health Queensland (RSHQ) – Spirometry Registration Number is P0005852.
We also have a dedicated Audiometry booth with the right testing equipment to conduct high quality hearing test. The hearing testing environment conforms to the strict Australian statutory requirement of AS / NZS 1269.4: 2005.
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Occupational exposure to respiratory hazards can lead to a range of lung diseases. These include forms of pneumoconioses (e.g., silicosis and siderosis), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (e.g. chronic bronchitis and emphysema) and lung cancer.
Amendments to the Mining and Quarrying Safety and Health Regulation 2017 that commenced on 1 September 2020 ensure that Queensland mineral mine and quarry workers undertake periodic medicals to identify any changes in lung function or the early signs of lung disease.
Under the changes, site senior executives (SSEs) must arrange respiratory health surveillance for workers prior to commencing work in the mineral mine and quarry industry and then at least once every 5 years.
The medical examinations for respiratory health surveillance must include:
Mineral Mines and Quarries Respiratory Health Surveillance service is available at Top Health Doctors Underwood only
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