Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace has announced the Queensland Government will set world-class safety standards for the theme park and amusement ride industry.
There is still time to get tickets to this year's Injury Prevention and Return to Work Conference on 31 October. The conference is the flagship event for October's Safe Work Month and features internationally renowned speakers. It’s a must for professionals working in safety and return to work.
The Brisbane Magistrates Court has heard how employers must be aware that young workers will often take risks if they are anxious to please their bosses – and they must be protected against that.
Airline handling service provider Oceania Aviation has cut its workers’ compensation claim costs by 47 percent in just two years thanks to a major safety overhaul which was embarked upon when its premium costs came close to double the industry average.
AS/NZS 3012 applies to temporary buildings on construction sites. This includes, for example, office and amenity buildings, toilets and lunch rooms. It only applies to on-site buildings, not off-site buildings or offices.
Safe Work Australia’s Chair, Diane Smith-Gander released Key Work Health and Safety Statistics Australia 2018 today, with the latest figures in national work-related injuries, diseases and fatalities.
Did you know most of the food and drinks available in work vending machines are contributing to a range of illnesses and poor health?
Celebrate Safe Work Month at your workplace, industry or community by holding your own event. Hosting your own Safe Work Month event demonstrates your organisation is committed to improving work health and safety, while helping to build a positive safety culture.
Workers with psychological injuries have lower return to work (RTW) rates than workers with physical injuries, and psychological injury claims can be more complex and costly, according to two new reports from Safe Work Australia.
When talented, award winning Brisbane bricklayer Ben Roche landed head-first onto concrete after falling more than five metres from a collapsed scaffold in March 2017, his life hung in the balance. The clear drop straight to concrete left him with a traumatic brain injury and his future looked bleak.
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland will begin compliance audits of poultry processing workplaces from September with a view to cutting injuries for labour hire and visa workers.
Representatives from Queensland's transport industry and its supply chains host regular safety networks for people interested or involved in occupational health and safety at their workplace.
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland, working with Equine Veterinarians Australia, has published a short film showing how to select personal protective equipment (PPE) for contact with horses.
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland is continuing its targeted assessment of licensed asbestos removalists checking for those who engage in unsafe practices. Several removalists have had sanctions applied to their licences in recent months. Removalists with poor compliance records are being targeted by a specialist team of inspectors as part of the state wide audit.
Safe Work Australia has published a consultation regulation impact statement (consultation RIS) for the workplace exposure standards framework.
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland has launched a new film looking at the story of Queensland Safety Advocate Jed Millen.
- Last updated
- 31 August 2018