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New and improved ‘Claims & return to work’ pages 10 Jan 2019

WorkCover Queensland and the Office of Industrial Relations have worked together to update the content previously found under the ‘Rehab & claims’ section of this website, with the goal to improve your experience by making information easier to find and understand.

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Test before you touch 08 Jan 2019

As we start the New Year it is a good time to remind all electrical workers to always test before you touch. Treat every circuit or piece of electrical equipment as live until tested and proven not to be live. Read more...

Don’t let work Christmas parties get silly this season 21 Dec 2018

Celebrating success and the end of another working year should be the focus as the ‘silly season’ approaches and work Christmas parties get underway.

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Heat stress warning for Queensland workplaces 21 Dec 2018

With above average daytime temperatures forecast in the months ahead, Queensland workplaces are urged to take extra care when employees brave the heat.

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Take your time through roadworks heading out for holidays 21 Dec 2018

Queensland motorists have been urged to slow down and keep calm while driving through roadworks over the Christmas and New Year break to ensure road-workers have a safe holiday too.

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Court urges employers to take care of young workers 21 Dec 2018

As thousands of youngsters prepare to kick start their careers this time of the year, a recent court case in Brisbane is a stark reminder of the responsibilities employers have with rookie employees.

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Worker suffers serious crush injuries in concrete pump hopper 18 Dec 2018

In November 2018, a concrete pump operator has sustained serious injuries when his arm was caught in moving parts within the receiving hopper of a concrete pump. Early investigations indicate the worker was in the process of cleaning inside the concrete pump hopper when a moving component activated and seriously injured his arm. Read more...

Safe support of overhead services - Insert anchors 17 Dec 2018

The purpose of this health and safety alert is to highlight the risks of falling overhead building services caused by the failure of insert anchors. Overhead building services include air conditioning ducts, cable trays, water pipes and waste pipes. Read more...

Townsville timber company cops hefty fine after workplace tragedy 17 Dec 2018

A Townsville timber company has been fined $210,000 in the Townsville Magistrates Court after a truck driver was crushed to death in a workplace incident in 2016.

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Court rules abusive behaviour and threats not acceptable 17 Dec 2018

A man who lost it with a work health and safety inspector and threatened to kill him before showing total remorse has had his 'lucky day' in court.

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