Health and Safety Research

The Palaszczuk Labor Government has a strong record of protecting the health and safety of workers

We are leading the way nationally in responding to and supporting workers suffering from occupational dust lung disease, including pneumoconiosis (coal workers pneumoconiosis and silicosis).

Since 2018 the Palaszczuk Government has led the nation in addressing and responding to the emergence of silicosis in the engineered stone industry, including issuing urgent safety warnings, banning dry cutting, ensuring a robust and ongoing enforcement and compliance campaign and establishing the nation’s first Dust Disease Register and Code of Practice on the management of silica exposure.

Currently, there is very limited information, data and robust research available.

That's why a re-elected Palszczuk Labor Government will commit up to $5 million over four years for medical research into treatment to improve the health and wellbeing of workers suffering from occupational dust lung disease.

Only Labor will work hard at continuing to protect the health and safety of workers.

Read our full policy here.

KEY PLEDGES
We’re funding research for Workers with Occupational Dust Lung Disease.
$5 million commitment over four years for medical research into treatment of occupational dust lung disease.
We're supporting more than 300 workers suffering from occupational dust lung disease to remain in the workforce in alternative industries.