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Let’s be honest, we could all manage our health a little better.

Mental health conditions affect 1 in 5 Australians annually

CS Health understands that maintaining a healthy lifestyle as a mine worker can often be challenging.

Long hours, rotating shifts and panel rosters can result in any basic routine, healthy eating and regular exercise being thrown out the door. In fact, the industry today is facing an obesity epidemic, with over 83% of NSW coal miners classified as overweight or obese.

Mental health and fatigue are other priority health issues for mine workers. Mental health issues affect one in five Australians annually, and fatigue is thought to be responsible for up to one in five car accidents.

It’s important to look after your health. Please don’t hesitate to seek professional advice and support if you have questions or concerns about your health or the health of a friend or family member.

Contact CS Health if you have any questions or would like to talk to a specialist occupational physician.


Diet

Australia’s rate of obesity continues to rise and the NSW mining industry is no exception.

Exercise

Slow progress is better than no progress.

Mental health

One in five Australians is affected by mental health disorders each year.

Managing fatigue

Fatigue can significantly increase the risk of injuries in the workplace, on the road and beyond.

Cardiovascular disease

Common problems such as obesity and high blood pressure can lead to cardiovascular disease.

Quit smoking

Tobacco smoke is made up of thousands of chemicals, including carbon monoxide and tar.

Diabetes

The obesity epidemic in Australia is driving an increase in type 2 diabetes.

Cancer

Cancer is the leading cause of disease and death in Australia.

Alcohol and drugs

Substance abuse can lead to an altered memory, lack of concentration and impaired co-ordination, which can delay reaction times and increase the risk of accident and injury.

Hearing loss

Industrial deafness is permanent yet preventable.

Dust disease and you

Dust disease is preventable. Your risk is directly linked to your total level of dust exposure.