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WorkCover Queensland wins two national PIEF awards

20 Oct 2018 | WorkCover Queensland
Topics: Return to work

WorkCover Queensland has been recognised for outstanding performance in managing serious injuries and for digital innovation in injury management at the national 2018 Personal Injury and Disability Management Awards.


Worker injured in wall collapse

Industry: Construction

In September 2018, a worker received serious head, back and chest injuries while attempting to jump off a trestle to avoid the collapse of a 2.8 metre high block wall. He and another worker who was not injured were constructing the block wall.


Worker’s lower leg amputated as forklift strikes bollard

In September 2018, a forklift operator’s lower leg was amputated when the forklift he was driving struck a bollard. Initial investigations suggest he was driving the forklift around a corner of a packing hall onto an exit ramp and his foot may have been outside of the manufacturer’s designated operating position. Investigations are continuing.


Worker severely injured by failed towing equipment

In September 2018, a truck driver suffered severe abdominal injuries when a chain failed during a semi-trailer recovery operation. The chain was being used with other heavy vehicle recovery equipment including a pulley (snatch block), winch rope and hook to move the jack-knifed semi-trailer.


Ceiling space wiring – is your work compliant?

17 Oct 2018 | Electrical Safety Office
Topics: Electricity

Ceiling spaces are high risk work locations where there’s a risk of an electrical shock from contact with damaged or exposed live wiring or equipment.


Farm safety messages through the eyes and hands of young Queenslanders

After their success in a state-wide drawing competition, the works of 12 talented primary school students feature in the 2019 edition of the farm safety calendar.


We want to hear your ideas about the licence renewal process

08 Oct 2018 | Electrical Safety Office
Topics: Electricity

Central Queensland University (CQU) are doing a survey about the electrical licence renewal process.


Spotlight shines on Queensland safe work and return to work initiatives

Outstanding examples of safe work and return to work initiatives have been celebrated at a gala luncheon in Brisbane today.

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