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March 2018

    $15,000 fine after bricklayer falls from scaffolding

    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.

    Get with the program and improve your workplace safety!

    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.

    New scrutiny for asbestos removalists

    Workplace Health and Safety Queensland has stepped up its audit of licenced asbestos removalists, targeting those with poor records when it comes to compliance.

    Measure and improve your safety culture

    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.

    Undertaking to deliver $250k of industry benefits following wall collapse

    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.

    Crystalline silica risks targeted in workplace audits

    Workplace Health and Safety Queensland inspectors are conducting workplace audits targeting the risks associated with respirable crystalline silica (RCS) contained in building materials.

    Best tool for the job? Your skills!

    To get the right skills, you need the right training and Construction Skills Queensland can help you invest in your work skills.

    Infographic highlights construction work safety concerns

    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

    Play the new Ride ready game and you could win a quad bike helmet!

    Think you’re a quad bike safety expert? Play the new Ride ready game for your chance to win 1 of 50 quad bike helmets!


    Play the new Ride ready game and you could win a quad bike helmet!

    Empower your business with new WorkCover Connect features

    WorkCover Connect just got even more powerful with the latest updates now live for you! Take a tour of the latest features...