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November 2018

    Use the right tools for the job

    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.

    Work health and safety duties not just with PCBUs

    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.

    Silica audits for engineered stone benchtop fabricators

    Our urgent state-wide audit of engineered stone benchtop fabricators continues, with inspectors targeting around 140 workplaces before the Christmas break.

    Secure worksites ahead of holiday season shutdowns

    Queensland builders should ensure their construction sites are safe and secure ahead of the annual festive season break when most workplaces are shut down. 

    Labour hire provider boosting safety in construction

    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.

    2018 Safe Work and Return to Work Awards wins for construction

    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.

    Case study: Scentre Group’s shorter week increases production

    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.

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    28 November 2018

    Empower your business with new WorkCover Connect features

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