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Update to lower limb surgery guidelines 17 May 2018

WorkCover Queensland has updated guidelines for medical providers to use for lower limb surgery billing and requests.

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Return to work services panel tender now open 15 May 2018

The return to work (RTW) services panel tender is now open, and can be accessed on the Queensland Government QTenders website.

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Uncontrolled movement of a concrete truck 14 May 2018

In April 2018, a concrete truck was parked on a wet, sloping driveway at a private property in Buderim in readiness for a concrete pour. The operator placed rubber chocks under the front wheels and timber chocks under the rear wheels of the truck. Read more...

Return to work services panel tender opening soon 11 May 2018

As part of the Queensland Government’s commitment to increase the number of providers on the return to work (RTW) services panel, WorkCover Queensland has recently completed an analysis into the overall service delivery and location coverage of the panel.

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New electrical safety resources for kids 09 May 2018

Around two in every five Queensland households have children living there. Electricity can be a big risk for little people, so we’ve published new resources to help parents and teachers protect kids from electrical risks. Read more...

The framework surrounding the prevention, investigation and prosecution of industrial deaths in Australia 04 May 2018

On 26 March 2018, the Senate referred the inquiry into the framework surrounding the prevention, investigation and prosecution of industrial deaths in Australia to the Education and Employment References Committee for inquiry and report by 20 September 2018.

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eSAFE - April 2018 30 Apr 2018

In this edition: Nominations now open for 2018 Safe Work and Return to Work Awards, New memorials for Queenslanders lost in workplace tragedies, Australian-first mandatory labour hire laws now in effect, Invest in your supervisors to prevent sprains and strains, Guidance material for safe use of angle grinders, Trench collapse leads to $400k investment in worker safety and community benefits, Shine a light on ... work safety engineers, Working well, working wisely: keeping our older workforce healthy, and much more. Read more...

WorkCover Queensland Legal Services panel tender now closed 27 Apr 2018

The Legal Services Panel tender is now closed.

We are currently reviewing the applications and will contact successful applicants in the next few months.

Thank you to all legal services firms who applied for the tender.

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High pressure water spray on asbestos roof 26 Apr 2018

In April 2018, a contractor used a high pressure water spray on a roof believed to be asbestos containing material (ACM) which he had been engaged to clean and repaint. ACM debris was distributed throughout part of the property and the neighbouring property. Read more...

Cable and connector voltage ratings for photovoltaic (PV) installations 21 Apr 2018

Designers and installers of PV installations need to ensure cables and cable connectors being used in the PV installation will be operating within voltage ratings specified by the manufacturer. This is so the cables and connectors will not be electrically stressed and breakdown through exposure to voltages higher than they are designed for. Read more...
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Safe Work and Return to Work Awards

Be recognised as a leader in work health and safety or return to work.

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Safe Work and Return to Work Awards 2018

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