Mining industry in Australia has delivered a 10.4 per cent share of the Australian economy in 2019-20, making it the largest economic contributor with a $202 billion GDP, according to The Australian Bureau of Statistics. ABS could see 4.9 per cent growth in 2019-20, which was attributed to iron ore’s strong year of demand due to international supply issues and
increased demand from China.  Higher capacity oil and gas extraction facilities also boosted the mining industry. Mining operating surplus also saw a 7.7 per cent rise in 2019-20 due to higher iron ore prices. The gross value added (GVA) for mining was 11.1 per cent in 2019- 20, compared to 4.6 per cent in 1999-00.

There are 240,000 people directly employed by the resources sector and a total of 1.1 million direct and indirect jobs in the mining and mining equipment, technology and services (METS) sectors. Growth in mining industry GDP has allowed it to hire new workers while adhering to strict health and safety protocols that have protected people in their workplaces and communities around Australia. EIL Global’s BOOST solution helps to protect miners from injuries:
The miners’ wellness and safety could bring in the below impact:

  • 30% reduction in back injury Risk
  • 50% reduction in exertion risk
  • 30% reduction in workplace injury claims

According to worksafe reports, below are the problems in workplace wellness in Mines:

  • Inherent risks – body stressing, manual handling and musculoskeletal disorders
    Until 2015 in Australia, Body stressing represented 39% of workers’ compensation claims in Mining Industry
  • Falls, trips and slips accounted for 25% of claims
  • Real-time physical fitness level is not available to Surface Management