An independent review of Queensland’s workers’ compensation scheme, tabled in Parliament on 29 June 2018, has found the scheme is performing well and does not require major reform.
Queensland is toughening the status of its codes of practice - a move back to their high standing under previous laws which deemed codes or an equivalent standard had to be complied with.
Safe Work Month is held nationally every October, bringing work health and safety to everyone’s attention. It also gives us another reminder to work safe for the moments that matter.
An industrial rope access company has been fined $250,000 and its director $30,000 following the death of a worker at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre.
A vehicle loading crane (VLC) is a crane mounted on a vehicle for the purpose of loading and unloading that vehicle.
Q fever is a zoonotic disease of animals that can spread to people via airborne aerosols and dust, causing influenza-like illness which can be severe. A new safety alert highlights occupational Q fever risks from birthing cats and dogs.
For employers and workers, the guide describes how to build a psychologically healthy and safe workplace by identifying, assessing and controlling risks to workers’ mental health.
Workers’ ill health can indirectly cost businesses and considering 96 per cent of workers are reported to have at least one chronic disease risk factor and 33 per cent with at least one chronic disease, these indirect costs can be significant.
More and more businesses are discovering how working with the Queensland Government’s Injury Prevention and Management (IPaM) program helps boost productivity and reduce injuries and workers’ compensation premiums.
Builders, carpenters and roofers need to be aware of electrical safety risks when drilling into roofing and cladding materials.
Care service provided in the home is one of the fastest growing sectors in the healthcare and social assistance industry. This care sector uses more workers than any other industry, with employment projected to rise.
Did you know only three per cent of Queenslanders work on farms, but more than 30 per cent of workplace deaths happen on them?
All electrical shocks in workplaces must be reported under Queensland laws. If in any doubt, report the incident anyway and the Electrical Safety Office will carry out an assessment.
More than 750 chemicals have been added to the Hazardous Chemical Information System to update classification information available for manufacturers, importers, suppliers and end users.
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland is hosting a free webinar series featuring industry leaders highlighting best practice approaches and the critical role leadership plays in musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) prevention.
- Last updated
- 29 June 2018
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