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Updated Medical Items Table of Costs including new diagnostic imaging fees—effective 1 April 2020 26 Mar 2020

The Medical Items Table of Costs has been updated to reflect MBS changes up to 17 March 2020, which include amendments to intensive care and emergency medicine and new COVID-19 telehealth items. New diagnostic imaging fees have also been released, effective 1 April 2020.


Crush incidents when loading/unloading 20 Mar 2020

In January, an interstate truck driver suffered multiple leg fractures when a stone slab fell off the back of a truck. It appears the stone was secured to an ‘A’ frame with straps. Early investigations indicate that when the driver removed the straps, the stone slabs toppled and struck him. In February, a truck driver suffered severe crush injuries when a pack of timber boards being delivered to a timber yard fell onto him. Early investigations indicate the pack of timber caught onto an adjacent one when being unloaded. It caused the strapping to snap and the timber fell onto the driver. Read more...

Edge protection company and its director fined $55,000 for exposing workers to risk of serious injury or death 18 Mar 2020

After a hearing in the Brisbane Magistrates Court last Wednesday, an edge protection company has been fined $50,000 for failing to comply with its primary safety duty under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011, exposing workers to risk of serious injury or death from roof falls.


Availability of disposable respirators during the COVID-19 pandemic 13 Mar 2020

There is currently a shortage of disposable particulate respirators in Australia due to an increase in demand from health care workers and from the public and because many Chinese manufacturers have temporarily shut down.


An update from WorkCover Queensland on COVID-19 13 Mar 2020

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.


Roof falls 06 Mar 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. Read more...

Wholesale bakery fined $90,000 for breakdown of safety procedures 03 Mar 2020

Darra wholesale baker Wild Breads has been sentenced and fined $90,000 in the Richlands Magistrates Court for breaches of s.19 and s.32 of the WHS Act. The breaches relate to an incident at its Kiln Street factory where a maintenance worker received serious crush injuries.


Worker seriously injured by noodle making machine 02 Mar 2020

In December 2019, a worker suffered serious injury when his arm was caught in a hopper. Early investigations indicate the open hopper contained metal shafts and stainless-steel rods that rotated to mix dough ingredients. Read more...

eSAFE - February 2020 28 Feb 2020

In this edition: Kids urged to be Ride Ready on quad bikes over busy holiday period, Registrations open for 2020 MSD Symposium, $75,000 fine after serious sugar mill injury leads to amputation, Work safely with asbestos after summer storms, Latest innovations targeting sun safety, New report on work-related musculoskeletal disorders, and much more. Read more...


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14 December 2016

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


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