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Precast wall panel failure 10 Jul 2018

The purpose of this health and safety alert is to inform workers, employers, builders and designers of the risk of falling concrete elements attached to the perimeter of buildings under construction. Read more...

Workers fall through second storey floor 10 Jul 2018

In May 2018, two workers fell to the ground when the second storey floor of a residential building under construction collapsed after materials were placed on it by a crane. One worker sustained a broken ankle. Investigations are continuing. Read more...

DC isolating switches in solar photovoltaic (PV) installations 09 Jul 2018

From 30 June 2018, DC isolating switches used in solar PV and renewable energy installations must comply with a Level 3 certification under the Electrical Equipment Safety System (EESS). The new standard has improved safety outcomes for isolators used in renewable energy installations. Read more...

Falling objects from personnel and material hoists 03 Jul 2018

The purpose of this alert is to highlight the risk of falling objects when zip ties (cable ties) are used to attach weights to the outside of personnel and material hoist cars. The same principles apply wherever zip ties are being used to secure parts where there is a risk to people from falling objects. Read more...

Safe Work and Return to Work Award nominations close soon 03 Jul 2018

Time is running out for Queensland workplaces to enter the 2018 Safe Work and Return to Work Awards, with nominations closing on Friday 6 July. Read more...

It’s time to renew your WorkCover accident insurance policy 01 Jul 2018

Your accident insurance policy with WorkCover Queensland—which covers your business for the cost of any work-related injuries to your workers—is due for renewal. You need to declare your wages information to us by 31 August 2018 so we can calculate your premium.

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eSAFE - June 2018 29 Jun 2018

In this edition: Review gives Queensland workers’ compensation scheme big thumbs up; Mandatory training for health and safety reps in Queensland; Work safety codes toughened to better protect workers; Safe Work Month registrations and sponsorships now open!; No risk assessment costs worker his life and company huge fine; and much more. Read more...

Review gives Queensland workers’ compensation scheme big thumbs up 29 Jun 2018

An independent review of Queensland’s workers’ compensation scheme, tabled in Parliament on 29 June 2018, has found the scheme is performing well and does not require major reform. Read more...

Independent medical examinations panel list now available 29 Jun 2018

Following on from WorkCover Queensland's tender process, we have published the list of medical providers who are now on the independent medical examinations (IME) panel.

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WorkCover Queensland appoints 2018 Legal Services Panel members 27 Jun 2018

WorkCover Queensland has announced the appointment of 10 firms to its Legal Services Panel, effective
1 July 2018.

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29 June 2015

Safe Work Month 2018

Registrations are now open for Safe Work Month events across Queensland this October.

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Safe Work Month 2018

WorkCover Queensland accident insurance policy renewal

Declare your wages quickly and easily online before the 31 August deadline.

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