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Coronavirus (COVID-19) workplace risk management

A novel (new) strain of coronavirus which originated in Hubei Province, China in 2019 can cause a respiratory disease called COVID-19.It doesn’t matter if you’re a worker or someone who is responsible for workers, you must identify and manage work health and safety risks including the exposure to COVID-19. Businesses should also plan to respond to cases of COVID-19 at work in line with advice provided by Queensland Health www.health.gov.au.

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An update from WorkCover Queensland on COVID-19

13 Mar 2021 | WorkCover Queensland
Topics: Insurance

The impacts of COVID-19 continue to evolve across Queensland, Australia and the rest of the globe. WorkCover Queensland is focussed on the health, well-being and safety of our own staff, our customers and our stakeholders.

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Brisbane contractor fined $85,000 for not protecting workers against electric shock

26 May 2020 | Electrical Safety Office

A Brisbane construction company has been fined $85,000 for failing to ensure a work site in Lutwyche was electrically safe.

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Phone scam alert

22 May 2020 | WorkCover Queensland
Topics: Insurance

We have received a number of reports from members of the public who have been contacted by a person purporting to be from WorkCover and asking they contact him about the claim they have lodged with WorkCover.

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Falls from work platforms

Industry: Construction

In May 2020, two men were seriously injured after falling approximately 1.5m after a trestle and plank system failed while performing housing construction work. In a separate incident, a contractor suffered serious injuries as a result of falling around 3m to the floor below when the makeshift work platform he was working on collapsed.

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Roof falls

Industry: Construction

In December 2019, a worker suffered serious injury after falling approximately 5m through a roof whilst doing maintenance on a shed. In a similar incident in February 2020, a man died after falling through the roof of a building. Early investigations indicate he was repairing a skylight. There was a third falls related incident in March. On this occasion, a worker suffered serious injury after falling approximately 5m. Early investigations indicate the man was doing repairs when he fell through a section of the roof to the ground below.

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Arc flash safety film reminds sparkies of high voltage danger

07 May 2020 | Electrical Safety Office

A case study film launched through video conference today by Queensland’s Electrical Safety Office (ESO) highlights just how dangerous arc flash can be.

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Get ready to renew your policy from 1 July

05 May 2020 | WorkCover Queensland
Topics: Insurance

If you employ workers in Queensland, it’s time to start preparing to renew your WorkCover Queensland accident insurance policy.

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