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April 2019

Sons’ tragic deaths inspire parents to keep workers safe

The parents of two Queenslanders who were electrocuted at work are sharing their stories to remind others to stay safe.

Queensland appoints first Work Health Safety Prosecutor

The Government has announced the appointment of Aaron Guilfoyle as Queensland’s first independent Work Health and Safety Prosecutor.

Safe Work and Return to Work Awards 2019 now open

If you have a success story to share, or know of someone who deserves to be recognised for their achievements in work health and safety or rehabilitation and return to work, enter or nominate now for the Safe Work and Return to Work Awards 2019.

Changes for white card construction induction training

Training for a Queensland White Card must now be face to face with a Registered Training Organisation.

New rope access and fall arrest guide published

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland has published a new guide for fall arrest and industrial rope access anchorages.

Vehicle loading cranes audits

A blitz on vehicle loading cranes has highlighted significant non-compliance with safety laws.

Waste recycler to stand trial over worker death

A south-east Queensland waste recycler and its company director have been committed to stand trial over the death of a worker.

National guide to reduce work-related road fatalities

Vehicle use on public roads is the most significant contributor to work-related fatalities, according to new figures just published.

Transport industry supply chain network meetings

Changes to Work Health and Safety Officers requirements, including information about how appointments are made, will be a key feature at the next meeting of the transport industry supply chain safety network on 22 May 2019 at Port of Brisbane.

New research finds more promotion of Q fever vaccine needed

Only 40 per cent of people in groups recommended for Q fever vaccination are aware of the vaccine and only 10 per cent of these people had been vaccinated, new research by the University of Sydney has found.

Flu season early this year: time to prepare

With the onset of the flu season, employers should now be planning their offensive to keep workplaces safe and productive.

Injury prevention and management workshops for small business

The Queensland Government’s Injury Prevention and Management program is stepping up its commitment to help small businesses boost productivity and reduce injuries and associated workers’ compensation claims.

Snap decisions the focus of new safety campaign

Have you seen our new Snap Decisions social media campaign featuring Queensland Safety Ambassador Shane Webcke? The campaign kicked off on 28 April, coinciding with Workers’ Memorial Day.

Truckin’ on…safely!

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland will be at the Brisbane Truck Show 16-19 May at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, providing a range of safety tips and advice for drivers and others in the industry.

Workers’ psychological support service now available

Workers suffering from a work-related psychological injury can now access a new advisory service to support their recovery while navigating the workers’ compensation process.

Take your career to the next level and make our workplaces safer

Want to help create healthy, safe and productive working lives for all Australians? Applications are now open for the Safe Work Australia 2020 Graduate Program.

Last updated
30 April 2019

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