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  • News article

    Availability of disposable respirators during the COVID-19 pandemic

    There is currently a shortage of disposable particulate respirators in Australia due to an increase in demand from health care workers and from the public and because many Chinese manufacturers have temporarily shut down.

  • News article

    COVID-19 Telehealth for Allied Health - update 1 April 2020

    The current tables of costs for allied health providers already include telehealth as a service delivery option for allied health providers. Telehealth services are only related to video consultations.

  • Media release

    Small business and its director fined more than $40,000 for unsafe electrical practices

    After a hearing in the Toowoomba Magistrates Court recently, a small concreting business and its sole director have been fined a total of $42,500 for unsafe electrical practices, exposing people to risk of serious injury or death.

  • News article

    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

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    An update from WorkCover Queensland on COVID-19

    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.

  • News article

    Coroner’s findings into Dreamworld tragedy

    Coroner James MacDougall conducted an exhaustive inquest following the tragic deaths of Cindy Low, Kate Goodchild, Luke Dorsett and Roozi Araghi on the Thunder River Rapids Ride at Dreamworld on 25 October 2016.

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    Statement on Coroner’s findings into Dreamworld tragedy

    The Queensland Government accepts the coroner’s findings. The matter has been referred to the independent Work Health and Safety Prosecutor to decide whether action will be taken against Dreamworld’s owner, Ardent Leisure, under the Work Health and Safety Act.