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2020–2021 WorkCover Queensland industry classifications released 26 Jun 2021

The finalised rates for WorkCover Queensland’s industry classifications (WIC) for 2020–2021 have now been published in the Queensland Government Gazette dated 26 June 2020.

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Queensland WorkCover premiums remain lowest in the country 18 Jun 2021

The Palaszczuk Government will not increase the WorkCover premium rate, as businesses across the state battle to cope with the challenges of COVID-19. Read more...

Electrical licensing disciplinary action 06 Aug 2020

In May and June 2020, the Electrical Licensing Committee took disciplinary action against six licence holders. Read more...

eSAFE Construction - July 2020 31 Jul 2020

In this edition: Builder fined $85,000 over electric shock to worker, Changes to inspectors’ role in right of entry disputes and penalties, Concrete pumping compliance audits, Early prostate detection: prevention the best cure, MATES help for working during COVID-19, and more. Read more...

Fake disposable respiratory protective equipment 29 Jul 2020

The purpose of this safety alert is to assist businesses in identifying fake (non-certified) respirators and highlight the risks associated with using them. Read more...

Falling tree fatality 22 Jul 2020

In June 2020, a man died after being struck by a tree he was cutting down with a chainsaw. Read more...

Charges laid in Dreamworld referral 21 Jul 2020

The independent Work Health and Safety Prosecutor, Mr Aaron Guilfoyle, has laid charges against Ardent Leisure Limited regarding the tragic incident at Dreamworld in October 2016 where four people lost their lives on the Thunder River Rapids Ride. Read more...

Transportable silo collapse 17 Jul 2020

The purpose of this safety alert is to highlight the risk of collapse of transportable (relocatable) silos, commonly used on farms. Read more...

Queensland Government cracks down on unlicensed electrical work 08 Jul 2020

Unlicensed electrical work is extremely dangerous and illegal and the Queensland Government will actively pursue all available options to bring offenders to justice.

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