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Audiology panel tender now open! 21 Sep 2018


WorkCover Queensland's Audiology panel tender is now open and can be accessed on the Queensland Government QTenders website. Tender closes 23 October 2018.

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Safety alert issued for engineered stone benchtop workers 19 Sep 2018

Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace has today issued an urgent safety warning for workers and employers in Queensland’s engineered stone benchtop manufacturing industry. Read more...

Electrical Safety Week 19 Sep 2018

It's a wrap for our second Electricity Safety Week and we hope you all had the opportunity to get involved and attend an event. Checkout the highlights of the week and if you missed out you can access some resources and also enter our competition. Read more...

Immediate action required to prevent exposure to silica for engineered stone benchtop workers 18 Sep 2018

This alert is to highlight the significant health risks caused by exposure to respirable crystalline silica (RCS) for workers in engineered stone benchtop manufacturing, finishing and installation industries. Read more...

Finalists for 2018 Safe Work and Return to Work Awards announced 11 Sep 2018

Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace has announced the finalists in the 2018 Safe Work and Return to Work Awards, with 35 finalists across 10 categories. Read more...

Spotlight on electrical safety for students and sparkies 07 Sep 2018

Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace visited New Farm State School today to officially launch Electrical Safey Week (10 – 14 September) and the Energy Queensland’s Safety Heroes Program. Read more...

Worker crushed by falling sheets of balustrading glass 07 Sep 2018

In August 2018, a worker was crushed when multiple sheets of balustrading glass fell from a truck-mounted A-frame. He was standing on the ground beside the truck, holding and balancing the sheets in a near vertical position, while another worker removed a sheet of ply from behind the glass. Read more...

Worker killed in fall from air-conditioning duct 06 Sep 2018

In August 2018, a worker was killed after falling twelve metres onto a concrete floor. Early investigations indicate he was undertaking scheduled maintenance of air-conditioning ducts and was in the fresh air intake pre-conditioned outside air (PCOA) unit. A co-worker returned to the area and found a void where a floor grate had been. He looked through the void and saw his colleague on the concrete floor below. This particular PCOA is the only vent open to external, often hot and humid air, and as such is a high corrosion area. Investigations are continuing. Read more...

Hamilton Island transport provider fined after horrific buggy crash 06 Sep 2018

A transport services company has been fined $220,000 for offences under the Workplace Health and Safety Act 2011 after a golf buggy crash in 2016 left eight Hamilton Island resort guests and one worker badly injured.

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Company fined over Eagle Farm double fatality 05 Sep 2018

The principal contractor involved in the tragic deaths of two construction workers at Eagle Farm Racecourse almost two years ago has today been fined $405,000, for breaches of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (WHS Act).

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11 April 2016

Safe Work Month 2018

Registrations are now open for Safe Work Month events across Queensland this October.

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Safe Work Month 2018

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