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A study of the role of workers' representatives in health and safety arrangements in coal mines in Queensland

Walters, David, Wadsworth, Emma Jane Kirsty, Johnstone, Richard and Quinlan, Michael 2015. A study of the role of workers' representatives in health and safety arrangements in coal mines in Queensland. [Project Report]. Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) Mining and Energy Division. Available at: http://cfmeu.com.au/the-role-of-worker-representat...

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Abstract

Coal mining is a dangerous industry which demands a strong emphasis on ensuring the protection of miners' health, safety and well being. This study investigates the role and effectiveness of health & safety reps in Queensland Coal Mines and was undertaken by the Cardiff Work Environment Research Centre at Cardiff University in Wales, UK. The aim of the study is to contribute further knowledge of the effectiveness of the role of worker reps in managing those risks. Early mining disasters resulting in the deaths of many mineworkers highlighted the need for unions to take a proactive role in ensuring their own safety. Originally known as check inspectors, they were first appointed by unions in the Hunter Valley in the 1870s, and in Queensland they gained statutory recognition in 1915. The study, which can be downloaded as the full report or in summary form, is specifically focused on the experience of representative participation in Queensland coal mines.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Publisher: Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) Mining and Energy Division
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 26 Dec 2017 20:46
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/87475

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