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Existing wiring dangers at construction and demolition sites [Newsletter] 24 Aug 2016

Workers have received serious electric shocks on sites where existing wiring has been damaged during construction or demolition activities. Read more...

Comment on proposed changes to diving work regulations [News article] 24 Aug 2016

Safe Work Australia is inviting workers and businesses involved with diving work, regulators, work health and safety professionals and other interested stakeholders to have their say on proposed options to improve the model Work Health and Safety (WHS) Regulations for diving work.


Powerline electrocution deaths prompt safety warning [Media release] 19 Aug 2016

A spate of incidents involving overhead powerlines has left two people dead and seven others seriously injured - and the state’s safety regulator claims all could easily have been avoided. Read more...

Quad bike users urged to be “Ride ready” at this year’s EKKA* [Media release] 11 Aug 2016

EKKA-goers are being urged to get “Ride ready” when it comes to quad bike safety by visiting the State Government’s Office of Industrial Relations stand at this year’s RNA Show. Read more...

Transport and manufacturing safety networks [News article] 09 Aug 2016

Since 2011, Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ) have been helping Queensland businesses run their own safety networking groups. Working together enhances communication and helps improve health and safety issues in the transport and manufacturing industries.


Grace to Dutton on asbestos imports – "attack problem, not workers"* [Media release] 05 Aug 2016

Federal Immigration and Border Protection Minister Peter Dutton must address the issue of asbestos imports rather than attack construction workers who expose the issue. Read more...

Dutton fails Queensland on deadly asbestos imports* [Media release] 04 Aug 2016

A shocking report supressed for five months shows the Turnbull Government is failing to stem the flow of deadly asbestos into Australia, and ultimately onto Queensland construction sites including 1 William Street. Read more...

Sports medicine ‘team model’ [News article] 03 Aug 2016

When an athlete becomes part of an elite team, a number of strategies are performed before their training even commences. Likewise, screening and regular assessments of a newly employed worker could help identify problems, and intervene before they develop injuries, or even better prevent injuries from occurring. This is part three of Sport and Exercise Medicine Physician and the Queensland State of Origin Team Doctor Matthew Hislop's 'Industrial Athlete' series.


Sports medicine tools to monitor injury risk [News article] 03 Aug 2016

There are signs that a team coach or Sport and Exercise Medicine Physician look out for that may indicate that players are at risk of overload or ‘burn-out’. Similarly, employers can identify signs in their teams and allow prompt management of workers at risk. This is part two of Sport and Exercise Medicine Physician and Queensland State of Origin Team Doctor Matthew Hislop’s ‘Industrial Athlete’ three-part series.


The Industrial Athlete [News article] 03 Aug 2016

Dr Matthew Hislop understands the importance of a team approach to injury prevention and management. As a Sport and Exercise Medicine Physician and the Queensland State of Origin Team Doctor, Dr Hislop has firsthand experience with looking after an elite team and what it takes to keep players on the field, something from which he believes employers and workers can learn. This is part one of Dr Hislop’s ‘Industrial Athlete’ three-part series.

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29 June 2015

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