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January 2020

Bushfire damage and asbestos

With many parts of Australia reeling in the wake of this summer’s bushfire devastation, rural workers and their communities recovering and cleaning up after the terrifying blazes are urged to be vigilant around exposed asbestos.

Unlicensed labour hire provider in Emerald fined $60,000

Monstershield Pty Ltd has been convicted and fined $60,000 in the Emerald Magistrates Court for operating without a labour hire licence.

Agri-workers reap benefit of award-winning safety campaigns

Winning recognition in the Queensland Government’s Safe Work Awards is paying real dividends for workers at the Bundaberg agribusiness, Greensill Farming.

Review into 2,4-D recommends handling changes

A new report by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) into 2,4-D use says that current approved labels do not provide adequate instructions to manage spray drift and extra labelling is required.

Case study: A team approach to the welfare of all workers

Consolidated Pastoral Company (CPC) knows how important it is to support the mental health, personal health and general wellbeing of its workers, encouraging them to share any new initiatives and ideas.

Get in early and book your free Safety Advocate visit for 2020

Whether your workplace is on the farm, on a fishing boat, or in forestry, Workplace Health and Safety Queensland is now taking bookings for Safety Advocate visits across the length and breadth of the state.

Electrical Safety Codes of Practice amendments

You can still refer to guidance on electrical equipment safety standards despite the 1 January expiry of three Electrical Safety Codes of Practice.

Last updated
29 January 2020

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