Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace announced in Cairns that a new recreational snorkelling and diving Code of Practice for Queensland tourism operators was now in force.
An environmental services company has been fined $200,000 after pleading guilty in the Gladstone Magistrates Court today to breaching the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 following the death of worker Mark Chapelhow in 2015.
A review of Queensland's bitumen and asphalt plants' management of fire and explosion hazards has revealed safety is a priority, but that more can be done to ensure hazards are better addressed.
A Mackay forum on coal workers' pneumoconiosis (CWP) has highlighted Queensland's commitment to safety in the workplace and looking after those who have contracted this disease on the job.
As part of ongoing efforts to reduce injuries from fixed plant and equipment, Workplace Health and Safety Queensland will shortly conduct a compliance audit in high-risk manufacturing sectors.
As parts of Queensland swelter, Safe Work Australia has released a new guide to working in heat - not just radiant heat from the sun.
Since 2012, there have been 24 deaths in Queensland alone where a worker or driver was crushed by a truck or trailer because it was not safely immobilised.
Mackay HHS delivers public hospital and health services to more than 180,000 people. Driven by absenteeism rates and concerns about work health and wellbeing, a workplace program was set up which is now firmly embedded in the hospital's strategic plan.
Safe Work Australia has opened public consultation to explore how the model WHS laws are working in practice. The review will examine how the model WHS laws are operating in practice, whether they are achieving the objects stated in the model WHS Act or if they have resulted in unintended consequences.
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland will conduct advisory and compliance assessments at log sawmilling workplaces from March to October 2018. The campaign will enable workplaces to better manage risks effectively and sustainably, by focusing on safe systems of work, hazard identification and control in all areas of the log sawmilling process.
A safety alert has been issued to remind workers who handle packs of glass sheets not to rely on the packaging to support the contents when the package is being lifted or opened.
Salzer solar DC isolator model DCLB232, also known as IPV40E and IPV40ES, is now subject to two recalls by both the IPD Group Limited and AGL Energy Services Pty Limited.
New dispute resolution provisions are leading to quicker resolutions of work health and safety disputes and providing certainty for parties where a dispute remains unresolved. Details of the changes are in an online resource published by Workplace Health and Safety Queensland.
Work safety on small farms and in the sugar industry will be boosted following an enforceable undertaking agreement between Workplace Health and Safety Queensland and Sugar Research Australia Limited.
Claims for workers' compensation from within the construction industry are the most prolific across all the state's regions, according to new statistics reports published by Workplace Health and Safety Queensland.
A regular sell-out, the North Queensland Injury Prevention and Return to Work Conference at the Ville Resort in Townsville on Friday 20 April is now open for registration.
New worker mental health management guidelines are currently being canvassed, with community input accepted until mid-March.
- Last updated
- 28 February 2018