'Cash for Fat' miners get healthy
October 31, 2011

Cash for Fat is a voluntary weight loss program for employees at Bulga Coal. For employees who are not in a healthy weight range, the mine donates $10 to charity for every kilogram of weight that’s lost. If the employee is already in a healthy weight range, money can be donated to maintain their healthy weight.

 

Healthy living education classes are also held and a gym program provided to all employees.

 

80% of the workforce was involved in the initial program. The initiative drives community pride in the workforce and was a finalist in the 2009 NSW Minerals Council Occupational Health and Safety Innovation Awards.

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