The Resurgence of Black Lung

The Resurgence of Black Lung


Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 11:30
A set of lungs affected by black lung disease

The resurgence of black lung in the Queensland coal mining industry has shone the spotlight on occupational disease and illness in the mining industry.  Recent publications by MISHC staff have highlighted the issues around effective management of these issues using risk management (RM) techniques more commonly applied to safety management.  Using the RM lens it quickly becomes apparent why black lung has reappeared.