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Electrical Licensing Committee September 2019 disciplinary outcomes 14 Nov 2019

During September 2019, the Electrical Licensing Committee held disciplinary hearings against five licence holders. Read more...

House Rules winner hosts Healthy Lungs Forum 12 Nov 2019

A qualified electrician with an interest in asbestos, House Rules winner Luke Cook will preside over the first ever Healthy Lungs Forum in Brisbane on Wednesday 27 November 2019.

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Callaghan 37 metre concrete placing booms 08 Nov 2019

This safety alert concerns the collapse of a Callaghan 37 metre concrete placing boom and includes actions to be taken by boom owners to avoid similar incidents. Read more...

Lifting clutch failure 07 Nov 2019

The purpose of this health and safety alert is to inform workers, employers, builders and designers of the risk of failure of lifting clutches associated with tilt-up and pre-cast concrete erection. Read more...

Abattoir fatality after worker crushed by machinery 01 Nov 2019

In July 2019, a worker was manually handling goat carcasses when he was trapped by a hydraulically operated stainless-steel bucket, sustaining fatal crush injuries. Read more...

High pressure water blaster used on asbestos roof 31 Oct 2019

In June 2019, two people used a high-pressure water blaster on a corrugated asbestos cement roof (super six roof). As a result, asbestos contaminated dust and debris (ACD) ended up on neighbouring residential properties. Read more...

Elastic spring-back in wear plates on excavator buckets 30 Oct 2019

The purpose of this safety alert is to highlight the risk of elastic energy being released when wear plates on excavator buckets or similar parts on other equipment are being removed or repaired. Read more...

Logan/Browns Plains sparkies – we need your help! 30 Oct 2019

Logan/Browns Plains sparkies in particular should keep an eye out for Dielle YK78 Model Residual Current Device (RCD) recalled by the supplier due to a risk of electrical fire and electric shock. Read more...

Concrete pumping Code of Practice 2019 30 Oct 2019

The new code replaces the existing code on 2 December 2019. On 24 October 2019, the Minister for Education and Minster for Industrial Relations approved the Concrete pumping Code of Practice 2019 which commences on 2 December 2019. Read more...

eSAFE - October 2019 29 Oct 2019

In this edition: More successful prosecutions under Queensland’s labour hire laws, Queensland Safe Work Awards honour innovators; Scissor hoist death leads to fine and guarding improvements; Audits to target sprain and strain hazards; Reduce sedentary work and BeUpstanding!; and much more. Read more...
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05 June 2019

Register for a free information session

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland in collaboration with the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists will deliver 10 information sessions across the state.

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Free information session

Lend Lease reaps benefit of helping motivated injured workers recover at work

Property and infrastructure group, Lend Lease is giving injured workers a new lease on life and rehabilitating them back to work sooner through WorkCover Queensland's Recover at Work host employment program.

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Lend Lease and Recover at Work