Recommendations for reform of FIFO industry

West Angelas village accomodation buildings at the Rio Tinto West Angelas iron ore mine in the Pilbara region of West Australia.

An induction period for potential fly-in fly-out workers is being suggested in potential reforms to the industry.

An induction period for potential fly-in fly-out workers is being suggested in potential reforms to the industry, sparked by a number of deaths allegedly linked to the lifestyle.

The Parliamentary Education and Health Standing Committee is conducting an inquiry into the mental health impacts of so-called FIFO work.

The inquiry was launched after nine FIFO workers took their own life within a 12 month period in the Pilbara mining region.

FIFO Families founder and director Nicole Ashby has told Abby Dinham an induction process should be held to see if applicants have the personality to suit the difficult work.

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Source World News Australia

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