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Worker fatally trapped in conveyor 23 May 2019

In March 2019, a worker was fatally injured after becoming trapped in a conveyor belt system at a recycling facility. It is not clear at this stage what caused the incident. Investigations are continuing. Read more...

Falls from fixed ladders with cages 22 May 2019

The purpose of this safety alert is to highlight the risk of falling from a fixed caged ladder and over the guardrail of the landing below. Read more...

Research students receiving a stipend are considered to be workers 22 May 2019

WorkCover Queensland recently considered whether higher degree university students who are paid a living allowance (stipend) are covered for injuries sustained while they are on university premises conducting research that is required to complete their PhD.

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Rockhampton workers’ compensation forum held for black lung sufferers 22 May 2019

Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace has met with current and former coal workers in Rockhampton to discuss the range of programs and services available to people affected by coal workers’ pneumoconiosis (CWP). Read more...

Worker’s legs crushed by reversing forklift 17 May 2019

In March 2019, a worker’s legs were severely crushed when he was struck by a reversing forklift in the loading bay of a timber factory. He had entered the loading bay on foot while the forklift was transporting materials. Investigations are continuing. Read more...

New electrical contractor licence eligibility requirements 17 May 2019

New eligibility requirements for qualified technical persons and qualified business persons are now in full effect and apply to all new electrical contractor licence applications. Read more...

Upcoming return to work services tender 14 May 2019

WorkCover will be establishing a new return to work services panel and aims to have this in place by late January 2020. This will be done via an open tender process commencing in August 2019.

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Pump importer prosecuted for Townsville electrocution death 10 May 2019

Two years after a woman was electrocuted by a submersible pump in the backyard well of a Townsville home, the importer and online seller of the pump has been fined $1.2 million for failing to meet his obligations under electrical safety laws.

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School students get set to design 2020 Farm safety calendar 09 May 2019

Queensland students are being encouraged to sharpen their pencils, unpack their paints and get set to enter the 2020 Farm Safety calendar competition! Read more...

Supplementary IME Panel tender for Rehabilitation Physicians 07 May 2019

Following the appointment of medical specialists to our Independent Medical Examination (IME) Panel in July 2018, WorkCover Queensland is opening a supplementary tender for additional Rehabilitation Physicians to support demand for patient referrals. The tender is now open and accessible on the Queensland Government QTenders website and will close at 2pm on Friday 31 May 2019.

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11 April 2016

Enter the Safe Work and Return to Work Awards 2019!

Be recognised for your work health and safety achievements by entering the 2019 Safe Work and Return to Work Awards.

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Empower your business with new WorkCover Connect features

WorkCover Connect just got even more powerful with the latest updates now live for you! Take a tour of the latest features...

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