Manual handling related injuries can be life altering. In the construction industry, 15 percent of workers who sustain a musculoskeletal injury never return to work.
Two recent workplace prosecutions highlight the complexity of duties under work health and safety laws. Most often cases centre on a failure by the person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) to ensure safety onsite. Occasionally though, the failure lies with an individual.
Our urgent state-wide audit of engineered stone benchtop fabricators continues, with inspectors targeting around 140 workplaces before the Christmas break.
Queensland builders should ensure their construction sites are safe and secure ahead of the annual festive season break when most workplaces are shut down.
After realising it needed to improve safety management systems to keep pace with the rapid growth of the business, Go2 Recruitment Pty Ltd, signed up for the Queensland Government’s Injury Prevention and Management program just under a year ago.
Queensland's construction industry has taken out a major share of this year's Safe Work and Return to Work Awards, with the winners named at a ceremony last month.
One of this year's big winners in the Safe Work and Return to Work Awards has revealed the successful steps it took to radically boost the health and wellbeing of its staff, leading to higher production and decreased absenteeism.
- Last updated
- 28 November 2018