Coal workers' pneumoconiosis

Coal workers' pneumoconiosis (CWP) is one of a range of mine dust lung diseases (MDLD) caused by long-term exposure to mine dust. This guide explains how we are addressing CWP in Queensland.

The Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy (DNRME) reports on the number of confirmed cases of MDLD, including CWP.

Implementation progress

CWP Select Committee recommendations

Our response to the CWP Select Committee’s final report (PDF, 1.2MB) detailed 8 actions we would take to address the 68 recommendations made in the committee's final report (PDF, 8.7MB).

Work is underway to deliver these actions.

Monash review recommendations

We are also implementing all recommendations made by the review undertaken by Monash University, in collaboration with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Of the 18 recommendations made (and 61 sub-recommendations), 11 recommendations are fully delivered and 7 are substantially complete.

CWP implementation progress

Find out more about the CWP review and inquiries and access their reports.

You can also find out more about the risk of coal mine dust lung disease and the role of the Coal Mine Workers' Health Assessment by ordering our free pocket guide.