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March 2019

    Priority infringement notice offences targeted

    High-risk construction work and safe work method statements (SWMS) will be targeted by inspectors under a revamped approach to priority infringement notices.

    HSR training required within three months of election

    All health and safety representatives (HSRs) must now take an initial five-day training course within three months of their election to the role.

    Bricklayer fined for Springfield Lakes block wall collapse

    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.

    Tower crane hoist rope and brake failures

    A safety alert has been issued after three recent incidents involving tower cranes in Queensland.

    Caboolture crane company cops heavy fine after failing to follow manufacturer’s instruction

    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.

    Building bridges - Jed's story

    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.

    What is the best way to lift?

    Construction workers’ daily tasks often include manual lifting, but there are work methods and processes which keep injury risks to a minimum.

    Call for comments on workplace exposure standards

    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.

    Make a difference - join the construction blueprint

    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.

    Managing the risk of sun and heat in the workplace

    With Queensland’s summer lingering a little longer, do you need to remind your workers about the risks of ultraviolet radiation and heat?

    Dry July – a win for business, workers and people affected by cancer

    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

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    29 March 2019

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    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.

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    Safety facilitation film based on the true story of Jed Millen