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July 2020

    Builder fined $85,000 over electric shock to worker

    A Brisbane construction company has been fined $85,000 for failing to ensure a work site in Lutwyche was electrically safe.

    Changes to inspectors’ role in right of entry disputes and penalties

    On 17 June 2020, the Queensland Parliament passed minor changes to the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 related to right of entry disputes.

    Concrete pumping compliance audits

    Workplace Health and Safety Queensland is auditing concrete pumping on construction sites across the state.

    Early prostate detection: prevention the best cure

    Prostate Awareness Australia (PAA) is a Queensland industry initiative established to raise the awareness of prostate cancer among men (and their families) working in building and construction.

    MATES help for working during COVID-19

    As events change across the country because of COVID-19, the construction industry like many others, is experiencing changes to work routines through the need for social distancing.

    Formwork industry compliance audits underway

    Workplace Health and Safety Queensland is auditing formwork activities in the wake of several recent incidents which have highlighted the need for safer construction and use of formwork systems.

    'Glaringly obvious' oversight attracts hefty fines for builders

    TWO major Queensland construction companies have been fined $150,000 over a ‘glaringly obvious’ oversight that left a subcontractor with spinal injuries.

    Spotlight on work safety risk by occupation

    Occupational heat maps provide a visual representation of relative risk across occupations, with Workplace Health and Safety Queensland just publishing a report comparing jobs across the state.

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    31 July 2020

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    Solar farms subsidised training

    Find out about subsidised training for workers to upskill and comply with the Construction and operation of solar farms Code of Practice 2019 at www.csq.org.au

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    Solar farms subsidised training