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Medical Advisory Panel review 06 Sep 2019

As part of our ongoing commitment to improve our services, we’re undertaking a review of our Medical Advisory Panel (MAP). Part of the review includes our desire to align the expectations for the MAP with our corporate strategies and values. As such, we will be expanding the MAP to include a broader range of services which has resulted in a name change from the Medical Advisory Panel (MAP), to the Medical and Allied Health panel (MAHP).

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Worker severely injured by agricultural machine 06 Sep 2019

In June 2019, a worker suffered traumatic injuries to both arms as a result of becoming entrapped by a pulling winch. The pulling winch was used on a vegetable growing farm to pull liners with compost from a shelf and unload onto a conveyor. Read more...

Return to work services panel tender closing soon 02 Sep 2019

WorkCover Queensland encourages all interested parties to submit their application for the return to work services panel tender, which closes at 2pm Australian Eastern Standard Time on Friday 6 September 2019.

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New research to support workers diagnosed with silicosis 26 Aug 2019

WorkCover Queensland has engaged two leading universities to undertake important research on how to best support workers who have been diagnosed with silicosis, Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace announced today. Read more...

Worker burned by hot cane mud and liquid 23 Aug 2019

In July 2019, an evaporative plant operator suffered extensive burns to his upper body after being doused by hot sugar cane mud and liquid released when he was unblocking a tank flange. WHSQ investigations are continuing. Read more...

Serious injuries from errant sugarcane burn-off lead to $35,000 fine 23 Aug 2019

A Burdekin sugar cane harvester has been fined $35,000 after a cane burning incident left a worker with serious burn injuries requiring multiple skin grafts.

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Safety audits of plumbing businesses performing electrical work 20 Aug 2019

Plumbers who perform electrical work under their QBCC trade contractor licence are deemed to hold an electrical contractor licence. The Electrical Safety Office is auditing plumbers performing restricted electrical work as part of their business to ensure they are meeting their electrical safety duties. Read more...

Segregation of telecommunications and electrical cabling 19 Aug 2019

Electrical contractors, electrical workers and metering providers involved in the roll out of smart meters must ensure that antenna/communication wiring systems are suitably segregated from electrical wiring in accordance with the Wiring Rules. Read more...

Worker injured by collapsed roof 15 Aug 2019

In July 2019, a 35 year old man was seriously injured while doing demolition work. At the time, workers were manually demolishing the roof frame and external walls of a single storey home. The truss top plate (also called an upper wall plate) was cut. The top plate is a horizontal load-bearing member secured to the top of the wall studs that supports the roof structure. The roof and external wall frames skewed and fell, trapping the injured worker underneath. Investigations are continuing. Read more...

Ekka safety a priority as Brisbane’s big show opens 09 Aug 2019

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland has completed a safety audit of amusement rides and equipment at this year’s Ekka, Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace announced. Read more...
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