In the light of a FIFO culture shake-up, Rio Tinto is set to bring in tough new booze limits for workers.

From Monday, miners will be served up a limit of four mid-strength drinks per day.

It follows BHP, which has also introduced a four-drink limit about a week ago, where camp accommodation staff are reportedly being asked to check room fridges for alcohol.

The move on alcohol comes after both companies have reportedly been embroiled in allegations of rape and sexual harassment at various sites across the Pilbara.

Rio Tinto iron ore chief executive Simon Trott told The West the crackdown was to “create an environment free from anti-social behaviour”.

via the Mulla Mulla Camp Facebook page.

Meanwhile, WA deputy Liberal leader Libby Mettam will chair a parliamentary inquiry into sexual harassment on FIFO sites next month, it will also scrutinise workplace culture, rosters, drug and alcohol policies and recruitment practices.


A report by the Human Rights Commission last year found 74 per cent of women in mining had experienced harassment in the past five years.

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