A scaffolder has been fined $15,000 after pleading guilty in the Richlands Magistrates Court to breaching work safety laws over an incident in which a bricklayer suffered serious injuries in a fall from height.
MG Constructions director Marc Garcia got with the Injury Prevention and Management (IPaM) program and made changes that he and his company haven’t looked back on. With IPaM’s help, the company is now taking steps to make its workplace safer and more productive.
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland has stepped up its audit of licenced asbestos removalists, targeting those with poor records when it comes to compliance.
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland and the University of Queensland are looking for construction industry organisations to take part in a free safety culture survey.
A wide range of construction industry safety initiatives are being developed as part of an enforceable undertaking agreed to by RGD Constructions Pty Ltd. The undertaking came in the wake of a wall collapse which fortunately resulted in no injuries.
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland inspectors are conducting workplace audits targeting the risks associated with respirable crystalline silica (RCS) contained in building materials.
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There are an average 8000 workplace injuries in the construction industry every year, affecting one in every 30 workers. One in every 75 suffers a serious injury and eight die each year as a result of workplace injury. More than $100 million is paid out annually for construction workers’ compensation claims.
- Last updated
- 27 March 2018