Call for SIMTARS dust monitoring

THE mining union wants the Safety in Mines Testing and Research Station to monitor dust on Queensland coal mine sites to help stamp out diseases such as black lung and silicosis.

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Calls for SIMTARS to be responsible for independent dust monitoring.

Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union Queensland president Stephen Smyth said good steps had already been taken to deal with mine dust diseases, however, there was a need to do more.