High-risk construction work and safe work method statements (SWMS) will be targeted by inspectors under a revamped approach to priority infringement notices.
All health and safety representatives (HSRs) must now take an initial five-day training course within three months of their election to the role.
An Ipswich bricklayer has been fined $18,000 for putting the safety of his subcontractors at risk, following the collapse of a block firewall in 2016 at a Springfield Lakes development site.
A safety alert has been issued after three recent incidents involving tower cranes in Queensland.
A Caboolture crane company was fined $45,000 in the Pine Rivers Magistrates Court after a workplace incident involving the erection of a crane in 2016.
Jed Millen had been in the construction industry for close to 20 years when he fell five metres from a bridge that collapsed without warning.
Construction workers’ daily tasks often include manual lifting, but there are work methods and processes which keep injury risks to a minimum.
Safe Work Australia is currently evaluating the Workplace exposure standards for airborne contaminants to ensure they are based on the highest quality evidence and supported by a rigorous scientific approach.
Each year more than 190 construction workers die by suicide, with more than 450 workers permanently disabled following a suicide attempt and thousands more are likely to attempt suicide without permanent injury.
With Queensland’s summer lingering a little longer, do you need to remind your workers about the risks of ultraviolet radiation and heat?
Here are some sobering statistics. One in five adult Queenslanders are drinking alcohol at risky levels, three-quarters of these people are male, and the construction industry has higher rates of risky alcohol consumption compared with the national average
- Last updated
- 29 March 2019
Safety facilitation film based on the true story of Jed Millen
Seen through the eyes of an apprentice, this film highlights the some of the factors that contributed to the incident in which Jed Millen was injured. This film uses Jed's story to highlight the moments, conversations and decisions that could contributed to a different outcome.