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An update from WorkCover Queensland on COVID-19 13 Mar 2021

The impacts of COVID-19 continue to evolve across Queensland, Australia and the rest of the globe. WorkCover Queensland is focussed on the health, well-being and safety of our own staff, our customers and our stakeholders.

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eSAFE Rural - May 2020 28 May 2020

In this edition: Farm safety calendar has lessons for all; Working safely with pesticides; Seasonal workers and harvest season; COVID-19 horticulture guide; Fencing contractor fined $25,000; Health and wellbeing tips for challenging working times; and more... Read more...

Brisbane contractor fined $85,000 for not protecting workers against electric shock 26 May 2020

A Brisbane construction company has been fined $85,000 for failing to ensure a work site in Lutwyche was electrically safe.

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Phone scam alert 22 May 2020

We have received a number of reports from members of the public who have been contacted by a person purporting to be from WorkCover and asking they contact him about the claim they have lodged with WorkCover.

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Falls from work platforms 21 May 2020

In May 2020, two men were seriously injured after falling approximately 1.5m after a trestle and plank system failed while performing housing construction work. In a separate incident, a contractor suffered serious injuries as a result of falling around 3m to the floor below when the makeshift work platform he was working on collapsed. Read more...

Roof falls 15 May 2020

In December 2019, a worker suffered serious injury after falling approximately 5m through a roof whilst doing maintenance on a shed. In a similar incident in February 2020, a man died after falling through the roof of a building. Early investigations indicate he was repairing a skylight. There was a third falls related incident in March. On this occasion, a worker suffered serious injury after falling approximately 5m. Early investigations indicate the man was doing repairs when he fell through a section of the roof to the ground below. Read more...

Arc flash safety film reminds sparkies of high voltage danger 07 May 2020

A case study film launched through video conference today by Queensland’s Electrical Safety Office (ESO) highlights just how dangerous arc flash can be.

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Get ready to renew your policy from 1 July 05 May 2020

If you employ workers in Queensland, it’s time to start preparing to renew your WorkCover Queensland accident insurance policy.

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Fibreglass ladder failure 01 May 2020

The purpose of this safety alert is to highlight the potential for degradation of fibreglass ladders that can lead to a structural failure. Read more...
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24 May 2019

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The Farm safety calendar competition 2020 is now open!

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Farm safety calendar competion 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

How to help prevent the spread of infection at work and answers to common workers' compensation questions.

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How to help prevent the spread of infection at work and answers to common workers' compensation questions