Queensland workers, including coal workers and stonemasons, will have better workplace health and safety protections, thanks to changes made by the Palaszczuk Government to the Public Health Act 2005 and Public Health Regulation 2018.
A Toowoomba builder has been fined $75,000 following a workplace incident that left a young worker with serious physical and psychological injuries.
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland is ready to roll out a new crop of construction inspectors to ensure workers can go home safely at the end of each day.
There have been four recent free-fall incidents on tower cranes in Queensland, each where the load fell to the ground. Thankfully in all cases no-one was injured, but the potential for tragic consequences was very real.
A two-day operation in June on the Gold Coast by ten local, state and federal government agencies found a significant number of work safety breaches at construction sites.
Are you using best practice procurement principles for quality, safe workplaces? If you are involved in a major construction project valued at more than $100 million for the Queensland Government, it is highly likely the Best practice principles: Quality, safe workplaces procurement policy applies to you.
Have you started planning your own Safe Work Month workplace event to demonstrate to your workers you’re serious about safety?
When the owners of a small business decided it was time to expand, they knew they needed help with safety management. So, they called in the Queensland Government’s Injury Prevention and Management (IPaM) program.
The FKG Group delivers a wide variety of building and engineering projects in Queensland, New South Wales and the Northern Territory. The company has a strong family-friendly culture and an established health and wellbeing program, Wellness Matters.
Have you told us who your health and safety representatives (HSRs) are? If your workers have elected HSRs, you must notify Workplace Health and Safety Queensland.
With Australian governments, safety regulators and health authorities acting to target unsafe work practices where respirable crystalline silica may be present, you must ensure your workplace is compliant with requirements for dust extraction and other health risk preventative measures.
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland and the Department of Transport and Main Roads will extend an audit campaign to improve safety for vehicle loading cranes after a significant number of breaches were identified.
- Last updated
- 26 July 2019
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