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Digital Discovery Series – Health and safety

A critical topic for
people working in
resources

Learn more about health and safety

For AusIMM’s first ever Digital Discovery Series, we hosted a webinar that covered the most pressing health and safety concern of 2020: the impacts of the coronavirus. Our experts looked at how COVID-19 is affecting the resources industry and provided insights to help keep you, your colleagues and community healthy.

We’ve also pulled together links to government websites to help you stay on top of the latest COVID-19 updates in your local area, as well as factsheets from our conference charity partner, the Royal Flying Doctor Service, for those living and working in remote or rural areas.

Under our recommended reading section, we’re showcasing popular AusIMM Bulletin articles on other health and safety topics to bring you thought-provoking coverage of issues that matter. We’ve also compiled a reader of recent conference papers to give you quick access to a variety of expert views and opinions.

FREE WEBINAR

COVID-19 Webinar – Resources sector update: An OHS perspective

AusIMM hosted a live webinar on Tuesday 7 April 2020 which focussed on the impacts COVID-19 is having on the resources sector from an occupational health and safety (OHS) perspective.

Facilitated by Mark Noppe, Managing Director of SRK Consulting, the webinar featured a panel discussion with Bobbie Foot, Head, Health and Safety Environment, BHP Mitsubishi Alliance; Rebecca Tomkinson, Chief Executive Officer, Royal Flying Doctor Service WA; and Nikky LaBranche, Research Manager – OHS, Sustainable Minerals Institute.

Audio recording

Can’t watch right now? Listen to the webinar below or download the audio and listen at a time that suits you.

***Disclaimer***
The recording is the opinion of the speakers and is for provided to encourage sharing of information and for industry engagement purposes only. It does not constitute legal or medical advice and may not be applicable to particular facts and circumstances. The nature of the COVID-19 pandemic is global and evolving and information may change quickly such that information may quickly become outdated, and this recording will not be updated.

COVID-19 Industry Update

Access industry relevant information and links

Royal Flying Doctor Service factsheets on COVID-19 for those living and working in rural or remote areas

 

Prevention

We can all help to slow the spread of COVID-19 by practicing good hygiene, self-isolation, and social distancing.

Coronavirus symptoms

If you have serious symptoms such as difficulty breathing, call 000 for urgent medical help.

If you are unwell

What to do if you are unwell or suspect you may have the virus.

Managing mental health during COVID-19

During AusIMM’s recent COVID-19 webinar, Nikky LaBranche, Research Manager – OHS, Sustainable Minerals Institute, noted several things we can proactively do to manage mental health during this challenging time.

Create a structured daily routine

Tips include:

  • Wake up at a regular time
  • Get dressed for the day
  • Eat well balanced meals (avoid junk food and be mindful of alcohol consumption)
  • Make sure that you are getting enough sleep.
Address issues early

If you see issues starting to emerge for yourself there are several free online resources available that you can use personally:

  • myCompass (by Black Dog Institute) – designed to address mild to-moderate symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression through personalised treatments delivered entirely online.
  • moodgym – free for all Australians, moodgym is an online self-help program designed to help users prevent and manage symptoms of depression and anxiety.
Maintain social connections

Use the virtual world to connect with friends, relatives and colleagues. Set up an online coffee catchup with a co-worker or schedule drinks after work with friends via Skype or Zoom to stay in touch.

Mental health conversations

Check in on the wellbeing and mental health of your friends and colleagues. This doesn’t have to be formal. Ask them how they are going. Listen to what they have to say and ask them if there is anything that you can do to help.

Need help or more information?

If you are concerned for yourself or a colleague and want more information, R U OK? and Black Dog Institute have some excellent resources on their websites. Immediate support is available 24 hours a day from Beyond Blue, Mates in Mining and the Lifeline crisis support and suicide prevention service.

Royal Flying Doctor Service factsheets on COVID-19 for those living and working in rural or remote areas

 

Prevention

We can all help to slow the spread of COVID-19 by practicing good hygiene, self-isolation, and social distancing.

Coronavirus symptoms

If you have serious symptoms such as difficulty breathing, call 000 for urgent medical help.

If you are unwell

What to do if you are unwell or suspect you may have the virus.

Other health and safety recommended reading

Safety: our most vital resource

AusIMM Bulletin, March 2019

As professionals, we all have a responsibility to be safety leaders and to foster a safe workplace for every worker in the resources sector.

Professional perspectives: health and safety

AusIMM Bulletin, June 2019

We asked four professionals: How do you embed health and safety practices into your everyday work life?

The neuroscience of personal safety

AusIMM Bulletin, October 2017

This article is the AusIMM Bulletin‘s most read article on health and safety. Cristian Sylvestre asks: why do so many people still get hurt at work even though we do so much to try and keep them safe? 

Digital reader: health and safety conference papers

A selection of papers from AusIMM conferences covering everything from on-site safety culture to critical risk control.

Other health and safety recommended reading

Safety: our most vital resource

AusIMM Bulletin, March 2019

As professionals, we all have a responsibility to be safety leaders and to foster a safe workplace for every worker in the resources sector.

Professional perspectives: health and safety

AusIMM Bulletin, June 2019

We asked four professionals: How do you embed health and safety practices into your everyday work life?

The neuroscience of personal safety

AusIMM Bulletin, October 2017

This article is the AusIMM Bulletin‘s most read article on health and safety. Cristian Sylvestre asks: why do so many people still get hurt at work even though we do so much to try and keep them safe?

Digital reader: health and safety conference papers

A selection of papers from AusIMM conferences covering everything from on-site safety culture to critical risk control.

Free for AusIMM members.

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