HRCT Scans as Part of QLD Silica MMQ Medicals

Wednesday, 13 Apr 2022

As per the Mining and Quarrying Safety and Health Regulation 2017, all mineral mine and quarry (MMQ) workers are required to undertake pre-employment, periodic, and termination medicals due to the potential workplace exposure to respiratory hazards such as dusts including silica. Depending on the results of the ILO chest x-ray, a worker may be required to complete a high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) scan before the medical results can be finalised.

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HRCT Scans as Part of QLD Silica MMQ Medicals
Wednesday, 13 Apr 2022

As per the Mining and Quarrying Safety and Health Regulation 2017, all mineral mine and quarry (MMQ) workers are required to undertake pre-employment, periodic, and termination medicals due to the potential workplace exposure to respiratory hazards such as dusts including silica. Depending on the results of the ILO chest x-ray, a worker may be required to complete a high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) scan before the medical results can be finalised.

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The Role Health Surveillance Plays in Looking After Your Workforce
Wednesday, 13 Apr 2022

Health Surveillance is the ongoing monitoring of a worker to identify changes in their health status because of exposure to hazardous substances and stressors through their working environment. Workers in many heavy industries (eg construction, mining, etc) are constantly exposed to hazardous substances. Long-term exposure to these substances can cause illness and even death.

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Importance of Workplace Flu Vaccinations
Monday, 04 Apr 2022

Flu is a common respiratory disease that affects many people every year. The most common way to contract the flu is at work when exposed to an infected colleague through coughs and sneezes, or indirect contact with a surface that has the flu virus. With the prevalence of flu in mind, a workplace flu vaccination strategy is important for all work sites.

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Business Case for Preventing Injuries Over Managing Them in the Workplace
Monday, 04 Apr 2022

In Australia, hundreds of injuries occur in the workplace every day affecting workers of all ages.  While some workers recover quickly, others may experience serious disabilities or long term conditions. Injuries affect not only the worker, but the worker’s family and the employer. The safest workplaces are those that take a proactive approach to prevent injuries over a reactive approach (managing them after they occur).

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COVID-19 UPDATE: All persons attending a medical appointment at a Sonic HealthPlus clinic will be required to complete a COVID-19 Triage Assessment form. If you are not vaccinated or fully vaccinated, we will need to undertake a risk assessment, which may include Rapid Antigen Testing.

Please note: Patients who attend for their medical assessment presenting with flu-like symptoms or have recently travelled from a COVID hotspot may be turned away.

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