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Priority infringement notice offences (on-the-spot fines)

21 Feb 2019 | Electrical Safety Office
Topics: Electricity

Electrical contractors, workers, business owners and others with health and safety duties should make themselves familiar with a new policy outlining how inspectors enforce safety laws – and the issues on which they will particularly focus.

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Workplace exposure standards open for public comment

Safe Work Australia is currently evaluating the Workplace exposure standards for airborne contaminants to ensure they are based on the highest quality evidence and supported by a rigorous scientific approach.

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Recovery Blueprint overview shared at national conference

15 Feb 2019 | WorkCover Queensland
Topics: Return to work

An overview of WorkCover Queensland's Recovery Blueprint project will be shared at the National Workers' Compensation Summit on 18 February.

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Caboolture crane company cops heavy fine after failing to follow manufacturer’s instruction

Industry: Construction

A Caboolture crane company was fined $45,000 in the Pine Rivers Magistrates Court after a workplace incident involving the erection of a crane in 2016.

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Work safely with asbestos in switchboards during flood clean up

15 Feb 2019 | Electrical Safety Office

If you’re working on switchboard panels and meter boards during flood clean-up, remember they may contain asbestos if they were constructed or imported before 2004.

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Documented testing procedures and test reports

14 Feb 2019 | Electrical Safety Office
Topics: Electricity

The Electrical Licensing Committee reminds contractors to ensure electrical work is inspected and tested correctly. In recent disciplinary hearings, the committee found there were no formalised testing procedures or documented test records.

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Search for best practice return to work and vocational support for silicosis lung disease sufferers

14 Feb 2019 | WorkCover Queensland

WorkCover Queensland and the Office of Industrial Relations (OIR) are conducting a search for researchers specialising in silicosis lung disease, to help identify the most effective return to work and vocational rehabilitation support practices for workers with this condition.

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New Zealand triple tragedies prompt quad bike safety reminder

Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace has urged Queenslanders to heed quad bike safety warnings following recent vehicle rollovers in New Zealand, where three people lost their lives and two others were seriously hurt.

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