Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace has issued a warning to Queensland’s labour hire operators, following another three successful prosecutions in the Caboolture Magistrates Court.
Queensland’s work health and safety and return to work high achievers have been recognised for their efforts to improve the state’s workplaces.
A building material manufacturer has been fined $215,000 after pleading guilty in the Ipswich Magistrates Court after a worker was crushed to death in a scissor hoist. The company was charged with having failed to meet its work health and safety duties.
With heat and humidity on the rise in Queensland, workplaces have been urged to take extra care this summer when workers are out in these conditions.
Any Queensland workplace with a recent workers’ compensation claim for a sprain or strain injury could soon be visited by an inspector as an audit campaign kicks off seeking to reign in musculoskeletal injuries.
Registrations are open for our Healthy Lungs Forum, which will highlight how and why workers must be protected from occupational lung disease risks in the asbestos removal, stonemasonry, construction and manufacturing industries.
For over a decade, experts at the University of Queensland’s School of Public Health have been researching how to effectively reduce sitting time at work, but more volunteers are needed.
Queensland recorded a 16.9 per cent reduction in the rate of serious workplace incidents over the past five years. That’s according to a new data hub on work safety research and statistics.
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland has released new guidance on pesticides and the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority has released a review of glyphosate use.
Vehicles and powered mobile plant such as forklifts can be a serious safety issue if on-site traffic is not well managed. A Workplace Health and Safety Queensland audit campaign will target high risk work environments in early 2020, including sites where complex or unpredictable movements between trucks, mobile plant, cars, utes, forklifts and pedestrians often occur.
Members of the Transport Industry Safety Network were recently given an overview of how AI technology is being used to improve driver safety.
Statistics reveal that one third of adult life is spent at work and work-related stress is estimated to affect around 32 per cent of all Australians, with one in two experiencing a mental health condition in our lifetime.
This Asbestos Awareness Week (24 - 30 November) learn how to work safely with asbestos and prevent exposure to dangerous airborne fibres in your home and workplace.
Safe Work Australia recently launched its National Return to Work Strategy 2020-2030, providing a framework for national action to improve return to work outcomes for Australian workers.
With many workplaces starting to organise Christmas break up parties, employers are reminded the ‘silly season’ is not an excuse to disregard normal safe work practices, including responsible service of alcohol.
- Last updated
- 29 October 2019