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Student burned in science experiment 16 Jul 2019

In March 2019, a student sustained serious burns and a staff member minor burns during a school science experiment when methylated spirits was applied to an open flame. A second student’s uniform caught fire, but it was extinguished without causing injury. It appears the experiment being undertaken was a soda snake experiment, in which carbon dioxide produced by hot baking soda pushes carbonate out from burning sugar. Read more...

New Electrical Equipment Safety System website 08 Jul 2019

The Electrical Equipment Safety System (EESS), which regulates the safety of household electrical equipment in Queensland, Victoria, Western Australia and Tasmania, has a new website at eess.gov.au. Read more...

Fine imposed for high-pressure clean of asbestos roof 08 Jul 2019

A ruling in the Southport Magistrates Court yesterday has again highlighted the dangers of cleaning asbestos roofs and that codes of practice must be followed.

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Four new appointments to Queensland Industrial Relations Commission 05 Jul 2019

Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace has announced the appointment of four new commissioners to the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC). Read more...

Nation’s first dust-related disease register starting in Queensland 03 Jul 2019

Queensland workers, including coal workers and stonemasons, will have better workplace health and safety protections, thanks to changes made by the Palaszczuk Government to the Public Health Act 2005 and Public Health Regulation 2018. Read more...

Young worker injured by exploding tyre rim 03 Jul 2019

In May 2019, a young worker suffered serious facial injuries when the split rim that he and another worker were performing maintenance on, exploded. Read more...

Court reaffirms young workers need appropriate training 03 Jul 2019

A recent ruling in the Maryborough Magistrates Court has reaffirmed that employers must provide young workers with appropriate training and not direct them to perform work above their skills and ability.

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It’s time to renew your WorkCover accident insurance policy 01 Jul 2019

Accident insurance policies with WorkCover Queensland are now due for renewal. Wages information needs to be declared to WorkCover by 31 August 2019 so premium can be calculated.

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Worker injured by falling piling rig component 28 Jun 2019

In May 2019, a young worker suffered serious facial injuries when the split rim that he and another worker were performing maintenance on, exploded. Read more...

eSAFE - June 2019 27 Jun 2019

In this edition: Poultry producer fined $90,000 over workplace injury, Safe Work Month registrations now open, Worker hospitalised after drinking cement hardener from unmarked bottle, EJ Australia: safety focus paying financial dividends, Mentally healthy workplaces workshops, Adapting to the needs of Australia’s ageing workforce, and much more. Read more...
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29 May 2019

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