Australian mining reviewing COVID-19 protocols, urges all workers to get vaccinated

Health and safety is the number one priority of Australian mining, which is operating under strict national COVID-19 health and safety protocols in addition to official health standards to keep its workforce, families and communities safe and sites operating.

The mining sector has been reviewing our protocols throughout the pandemic and the Tanami incident has resulted in a further review to learn the lessons from this incident and strengthen the industry’s response.

While COVID-19 vaccination is voluntary, given the increasing options available the MCA strongly encourages all mining workers especially FIFO workers to get vaccinated as soon as possible.

The adoption of strict world-leading protocols has enabled Australia’s minerals industry to continue to operate, keeping 240,000 people in work and generating $300 billion in export revenue and one-third of company tax revenues to fund essential services and infrastructure.

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