Date of Award

2005

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Public Health

School

School Of Exercise, Biomedical and Health Sciences

Faculty

Computing, Health And Science

First Advisor

Jaques Oosthuizen

Abstract

This thesis outlines the results of an occupational hygiene monitoring program implemented at Minara Resources' Murrin Murrin mine site. The research was conducted as part of a collaborative agreement between Edith Cowan University and Minara Resources, the title of which was "Establishing best practice protocols in the management of occupational and environmental health in a high risk mining and ore processing environment". To form the basis of this research it was hypothesised that chemical hazards had not been adequately identified, that existing occupational hygiene monitoring programs did not adequately quantify employee exposures to these hazards, and that the implementation of a comprehensive hazard identification and monitoring program would greatly improve the capacity to quantify the health risks posed to employees.

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