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Be prepared for flood and storm season

With up to seven cyclones predicted in the lead up to the Queensland summer, the RACQ Get Ready Queensland campaign is helping Queenslanders to get ready for wild storms and floods.

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Government urges quad bike safety ahead of Easter holidays

With the Easter school holidays approaching, the State Government is urging those who ride quad bikes or who are just around these vehicles to think about safety during the break.

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Ride operator receives record fine after death of worker at a school event

A sole trader operating an amusement ride business has been fined a record $80,000 after a worker was fatally crushed by an amusement ride at Collingwood Park State School’s Christmas Carols in 2014.

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NQ dive company pleads guilty to safety breach after death of inexperienced diver

Industry: Tourism

A north Queensland dive company has pleaded guilty to breaching its duty under the Safety in Recreational Water Activities Act 2011 following the death of a U.K. tourist during an introductory scuba dive near Hayman Island two years ago.

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Government wins appeal to increase fine for work safety breach

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland has successfully appealed what it argued was an inadequate fine imposed on a company over the death of a worker removing gas struts in 2013.

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New smoke alarm laws now apply in Queensland

22 Mar 2017 | Electrical Safety Office

New and substantially renovated homes are now required to have interconnected photoelectric smoke alarms in all bedrooms, in hallways where bedrooms are connected, and on each and every level of the residence. This applies to homes where building applications were lodged after 1 January 2017.

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Government backs Mates in Construction

Industry: Construction

Looking to reduce a tragically high suicide rate in construction, the Palaszczuk Government has funded Mates in Construction over the next 18-months to continue and expand its positive program.

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WorkCover Update March 2017

13 Mar 2017 | WorkCover Queensland

In this edition: WorkCover Queensland celebrates 20th anniversary; Become a safety leader in 2017; Ensure your contact details are up to date; Making it fair for all; Learning the art of office ergonomics; North Queensland Return to Work Conference; Prevent the most common workplace injuries; New app features to support injured workers; News for medical and allied health providers.

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