All mine operators have duties to monitor and report on employees' health.
The duties referred to in this guidance are contained in Part 5.3 of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2017 (OHS Regulations).
The requirement to develop and implement strategies in relation to alcohol and drugs at a mine is found in Regulation 409, which is a duty for all mine operators.
You must read the legislation in addition to this guidance.
Read the regulations
Under regulation 411 of the OHS Regulations, mine operators must arrange for the ongoing health monitoring of any employee or independent contractor who:
If the health monitoring includes a medical examination, this must be conducted:
This refers to Regulation 412, which is a duty for operators of any mine.
Under regulation 412 of the OHS Regulations, you must ensure that whoever conducts the health monitoring prepares a report of the monitoring that includes:
You must also:
If you have a copy of a health monitoring report on a person who subsequently ceases work at the mine, this report must be returned to them pursuant to regulation 414 of the OHS Regulations.
Under regulation 413 of the OHS Regulations, a mine operator must notify WorkSafe in writing if: