WorkCover Queensland teamed up with the Australian Physiotherapy Association to discuss how to prevent and understand injuries in the workplace. read more... about WorkCover teams up with peak physiotherapist association
With 42% of construction workers’ compensation claims in Queensland due to musculoskeletal injuries – 33% of those are back related – tradies need to watch more than just their backs and look after all aspects of their health and wellbeing. read more... about Tradies urged to keep a check on health and wellbeing
Articles in this edition of the eSAFE Construction e-newsletter include: Emerald company fined $75,000 over collapsed trench, Gold Coast falls from heights prompt warning to ensure safety, Industry welcomes new tower crane code of practice, Case study: Gay Constructions boosting safety, New on the spot fines for safety breaches around powerlines, and much more... read more... about eSAFE Construction newsletter - July 2017
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The Safe Work and Return to Work Awards recognise and celebrate organisations and individuals for their read more Safe Work and Return to Work Awards Ceremony...18 Oct 2017 11:00 am to : - Add to calendar
Other news and safety alerts
- Support for people with work-related respiratory diseases
- Return to work services panel tender agreements extended
- Independent medical examinations (IME) panel review
- Household worker insurance protects Coorparoo family after freak house-sit accident
- WorkCover Queensland positively promoting mentally healthy workplaces
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The definition of construction work is broad and includes:
- any installation or testing carried out in connection with an activity mentioned above
- the removal from the workplace of any product or waste resulting from demolition
- the prefabrication or testing of elements, at a place specifically established for the construction work, for use in construction work
- the assembly of prefabricated elements to form a structure, or the disassembly of prefabricated elements forming part of a structure
- the installation, testing or maintenance of an essential service in relation to a structure
- any work connected with an excavation
- any work connected with any preparatory work or site preparation (including landscaping as part of site preparation) carried out in connection with an activity mentioned above
- any activity mentioned above that is carried out on, under or near water, including work on buoys and obstructions to navigation.
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Laws and compliance
- High Risk Work licences
- Cranes and hoists
- General construction induction
- Scaffolding licences
- Asbestos licences
- Demolition licences
- Construction work health forum encore webinar series
- The right start - building safe work for young workers
- Julie's film: Losing breath
- Jed's film: Building bridges
- Dear dad: an asbestos awareness film
- Managing hazardous manual tasks
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