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December 2018

Quad bike safety urged ahead of peak holiday period

Heading into the Christmas/New Year period, there’s always a surge in the use of quad bikes with holidaymakers enjoying a break in the bush or on the beach.

Queensland abattoir fined $200,000 following death of labourer

A Queensland abattoir has been fined in the Maryborough Magistrates Court after it failed to ensure the health and safety of a worker and exposed him to the risk of death.

New snapshot throws a light on serious injury claims

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland has published a new range of industry work injury claims snapshots analysing and specifically comparing claims with 60 or more compensated work days.

New code to protect power station workers from coal dust

Following approval from the state’s Minister for Industrial Relations, Grace Grace, the Managing respirable dust hazards in coal-fired power stations Code of Practice 2018 has come into force in Queensland.

National return to work survey report released

Safe Work Australia has released the results of this year’s national return to work survey which show that the vast majority (92.7%) of workers surveyed reported having returned to work at some time since their work-related injury or illness.

Court urges employers to take care of young workers

As thousands of youngsters prepare to kick start their careers this time of the year, a recent court case in Brisbane is a stark reminder of the responsibilities employers have with rookie employees.

Heat stress warning for Queensland workplaces

With above average daytime temperatures forecast in the months ahead, Queensland workplaces are urged to take extra care when employees brave the heat.

Updated heat maps compare industry injury statistics

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland has updated its industry heat maps, which now allow comparisons of injury statistics across industries and reveal how the data for one industry has changed over time.

Clarks Logan City Bus Service on a safer track

Looking closely at your workplace practices and routines and making changes to safety management systems can bring real savings to businesses and give workers greater peace of mind.

Make sure the NBN doesn’t affect your lift emergency phones

As the National Broadband Network (NBN) rolls out across Queensland, existing fixed line networks are being progressively disconnected. This means monitored fire alarms and lift phones operating over these networks may cease to operate unless they are migrated to an alternate network.

QUT researchers seek perfect balance of carrot and stick

Researchers at the Queensland University of Technology are seeking to identify approaches to increase collaboration between workplace health and safety regulators and industry as a means to improve health and safety outcomes and reduce the cost of incidents and injuries to the Australian economy

Get your workers active with 10,000 steps a day

Are you looking for ways to get your workers more active after Christmas? Challenge yourself, workmates, friends and family to a 10,000 Steps Tournament.

Manufacturing Safety Network meeting in February

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland hosts a quarterly manufacturing safety network meeting with the next scheduled to be held in Brisbane in February.

Safety culture and leadership seminar

The terms ‘culture’ and particularly ‘safety culture’ are widely used yet misunderstood. To help promote work safety culture and leadership, Safe Work Australia recently published a seminar providing an updated perspective on safety culture.

Regional recruitment specialist fined $90,000 after Toowoomba showground death

A regional employment services provider has been fined $90,000 over a workplace fatality involving a work for the dole (WfD) participant.

Get in early and book a safety advocate now!

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland is now taking bookings for safety advocate visits in 2019.

Last updated
14 December 2018

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