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Focus of research

Since the Trust’s inception research has been targeted around specific priority areas. These priority areas have been based on relevant statistical information on accident and injury trends within the industry and also on areas where minimal research currently exists.  

The Health and Safety Trust has links with major research bodies in the Coal Industry. In order to minimise duplication the Trust has taken into account areas where research already exists and as such, identified the need to shift the strategic focus. 

The priority areas for the Trust are:  
  • Diesel particulates
  • Dust
  • Fatigue
  • High pressure oil injection injuries
  • Mental health
  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Noise
  • Repetitive strain injury prevention, treatment and management
  • Vibration
  • Human and organisational factors

The Health and Safety Trust is more committed than ever to assisting the coal and associated industries improve their occupational health and safety. The Trust’s primary focus is to fund research which provides tangible outcomes with proven occupational impact. 


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