WorkCover Queensland has engaged two leading universities to undertake important research on how to best support workers who have been diagnosed with silicosis, Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace has announced.
If you are serious about safety, then why not host and register your own Safe Work Month event this year.
More than 60 per cent of all serious injury claims in Queensland are from sprains and strains (musculoskeletal disorders) and the financial and human costs are high.
Queensland safety professionals have a chance to see how drone technology can reduce risks for workers and improve productivity at this year’s Drones enhancing safety workshop hosted by Workplace Health and Safety Queensland.
Queensland has strong laws protecting workers and the community from asbestos risks, with an ongoing campaign by Workplace Health and Safety Queensland targeting unsafe work practices.
Health care and social assistance is an important part of the Queensland economy. It includes 14 per cent of the state’s workforce, which is more than any other industry.
Nearly 95 per cent of injured workers in Brisbane return to some form of employment, with injured workers off the job for 42.3 days on average for each workers’ compensation claim requiring time off work.
Work-related stress can be caused by psychosocial hazards and factors in the workplace, including poor workplace relationships, high work demands, long working hours and exposure to workplace violence. These factors may also be compounded by domestic issues such as financial problems or relationship difficulties.
A ruling in the Southport Magistrates Court recently has highlighted the dangers of cleaning asbestos roofs and that safety standards must be followed.
The Australian Government Department of Health has established a National Dust Disease Taskforce to develop a national approach to the prevention, early identification, control and management of dust diseases in Australia.
3m Fall Protection has announced an immediate stop use and product recall of its DBI-SALA Nano-Lok edge and Wrap Back Twin-Leg Self Retracting Lifelines.
Safe Work Australia has published a new resource as part of the National Action Plan on Endometriosis. The information is primarily for employers to increase awareness of the prevalence and impact the disease has on workers and its potential impact on work safety.
Since launching in 2017, the My health for life program has helped more than 6,500 Queenslanders achieve their health goals, such as weight loss, eating better, moving more, improved sleep quality and reducing stress levels.
Want to get deeper into work health and safety issues? Our two-hour masterclasses in Safe Work Month focus on obligations of supervisors, good work design for psychological injuries, resolving conflict and current and emerging occupational lung disease.
Workplace exposure standards: release schedule and opportunities to comment on draft recommendations
Safe Work Australia is evaluating the Workplace Exposure Standards for airborne contaminants to ensure they are based on the highest quality contemporary evidence and supported by a rigorous scientific approach.
Get involved in Mental Health Week this October and show your commitment to positive mental health at your workplace.
A Gayndah aged care home has seen a major improvement in worker injury rates after overhauling its health, safety and injury management processes to target musculoskeletal injuries.
Check out our series of free webinars targeting MSDs through safety leadership, engaging and communicating, and performance indicators.
Why are some health and safety initiatives and projects easier to approve than others? If you’re a decision-maker, can you articulate what influencing strategies make it easier to make a decision?
- Last updated
- 28 August 2019