We can give hope to those impacted by occupational lung disease
Tradespeople are the lifeblood of our community
Over the years, building materials, equipment, processes and techniques have evolved, and continue to do so at a rapid pace. It’s remarkable to see what can now be done with the advancements in technology and machinery. Fields can be plowed in record time, no longer relying on hand tools. Tunnels can be bored through bedrock that was previously considered impenetrable. One thing, however, has remained constant throughout these advancements, and that is people.
Our work involves raising awareness, forming ground-breaking research, and undertaking pioneering treatments to protect the lives and livelihoods of these people.
Each and every day we’re driven by the opportunity to give help and hope to our nation’s tradies and their families.
Occupational Lung Disease Research Priorities
We will develop genetic tests to see why some people are more at risk than others. This will be critical in pre-employment or re-deployment.
New Testing Methods
The development of new techniques and non-invasive tests to detect occupational lung disease earlier.
New Treatment Methods
Working towards identifying new treatment methods that can create better outcomes for patients who have already been diagnosed with silicosis.
Prof. Dan Chambers
Professor, clinician and internationally recognised authority in thoracic medicine
“Our research is a chance to make sure that these workers feel like they’re not alone, and they don’t have to face a death sentence.”
Dr. Simon Apte
“This research will potentially provide treatment without these workers having to face something as drastic as a lung transplant.”
The Common Good acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the Land upon which we live, work and walk, and pay our respects to Elders both past and present.