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  • News article

    Consumer warning: Safe use and charging of electric scooters

    Following a recent spike in news reports about the safety of electric scooters in Queensland, the Electrical Safety Office (ESO) would like to make sure everyone exercises vigilance around charging activities for these devices.

  • News article

    Tour operator fined $250,000 for health and safety breach

    A tour group business operator has been fined $250,000 after the deaths of two international students who drowned in Lake McKenzie on Fraser Island in 2019.

  • News article

    Electrician cops huge fines for unsafe electrical work

    A self-employed electrician was recently fined more than $100,000 for performing non-compliant and unsafe electrical work in South-East Queensland, in contravention of the Electrical Safety Act 2002 (Qld), over a 13-month period.

  • News article

    Have your say on quad bike safety

    Do you ride a quad bike or know someone who does? Share your thoughts about quad bike safety in a confidential 15 minute survey.

  • News article

    Fatal helicopter incident on the Gold Coast

    Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ) refers to the tragedy that occurred when two helicopters collided on the Gold Coast on 2 January 2023 resulting in a number of fatalities. When a workplace fatality occurs in a highly technical environment such as aviation, the most relevant authorities are activated to investigate.

  • Ministerial media release

    Look out for traffic controllers these holidays

    Queensland motorists have been urged to take it easy on the roads over the busy holiday period, particularly through roadworks.

  • News article

    Common Law Claims Management Panel tender now open

    The Common Law Claims Management Panel tender is now open, and can be accessed on the Queensland Government QTenders website.

  • News article

    Avoid heat stress in our sizzling summer

    With temperatures peaking at more than 40 degrees in parts of Queensland this week, the Palaszczuk Government is reminding businesses to have plans in place to help keep workers safe.

  • News article

    Look out for young workers starting their first jobs

    Employers taking on young people over the holiday season are being urged to ensure workers are properly trained and supervised in their new roles.

  • Ministerial media release

    New safety campaign targets Queensland farming’s biggest killer

    The Palaszczuk Government is urging Queenslanders to be safe on quad bikes, with a new campaign shining a spotlight on the fact they are the biggest killers on Queensland farms.

  • News article

    Medical fees update - effective 1 December 2022

    WorkCover Queensland has updated the Medical Items Table of Costs. Changes take effect on 1 December 2022.

  • News article

    Private Hospital Services Table of Costs update – effective 1 December 2022

    WorkCover Queensland has updated our Private Hospital Services Table of Costs, which was published in the Queensland Government Gazette on Friday, 18 November 2022 and will apply from 1 December 2022.