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  • Media release

    Locking pin failure leads to $60,000 fine

    A failure to use a simple and effective fencing equipment locking pin that would have prevented a worker being injured has led to a property manager being convicted and fined $60,000 in the Townsville Magistrates Court.

  • News article

    Share your vision for a safer Queensland

    Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace has launched the 2019 Safe Work and Return to Work Awards.

  • News article

    Allied Health Table of Costs review

    WorkCover Queensland is commencing its review of the Allied Health Table of Costs for the 2019/2020 financial year. The new table of costs will take effect from 1 July 2019.

  • News article

    Kids urged to be Ride Ready on quad bikes this Easter

    As the school holidays and Easter camping trips approach, the Palaszczuk Government is asking parents to think about safety before their kids jump onto a quad bike.

  • News article

    McDonald’s smoke break legal case needs digesting

    A recent legal case involving a McDonald’s worker who fell from the roof of one of the fast food retailer’s restaurants during a pre-shift smoke break has generated significant attention recently.

  • News article

    Queensland appoints first Work Health Safety Prosecutor

    The Palaszczuk Government has announced the appointment of Aaron Guilfoyle as Queensland’s first independent Work Health and Safety Prosecutor.

  • News article

    Animal carcass disposal after floods

    Floods can cause large numbers of livestock deaths. Handling and disposing of animal carcasses can expose workers to the risk of infection. Safe work practices including hygiene and personal protective equipment (PPE) can help protect workers and others from infection when disposing of animal carcasses.

  • News article

    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.

  • News article

    Recovery Blueprint overview shared at national conference

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

  • Media release

    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.