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The role of Nominated Medical Advisers

By David Smith - Occupational Physician (Health Surveillance Unit)
Queensland Department of Mines & Energy

Every employer of workers at a coal mine is required to appoint a nominated medical adviser, usually shortened to just “NMA”.

The NMA is a doctor whose main role is to undertake the regular medical assessment.

The role of the NMA is prevention and early detection of work-related illness.

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