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    Outstanding primary school artwork featured in 2021 Farm Safety calendar

    The creative works of a dozen Queensland primary school students from Prep through to Grade 6 will appear in the 2021 Farm Safety calendar following a competition run by Workplace Health and Safety Queensland.

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    Charges laid in Dreamworld referral

    The independent Work Health and Safety Prosecutor, Mr Aaron Guilfoyle, has laid charges against Ardent Leisure Limited regarding the tragic incident at Dreamworld in October 2016 where four people lost their lives on the Thunder River Rapids Ride.

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    Centacare Community Services hazardous manual tasks risk

    Centacare Community Services (Centacare) provides a variety of support to disability and aged care clients, employing over 1,900 employees who provide support to 7,800 clients in over 200 locations across South East Queensland. These services range from assistance with community participation, in-home support and respite care.

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    Serious Resources Safety and Health Prosecutions now sit with WHS Prosecutor

    From today, serious Resources Safety and Health (RSH) prosecutions will be referred to the independent Work Health and Safety (WHS) Prosecutor, Mr Aaron Guilfoyle.

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    2020–2021 WorkCover Queensland industry classifications released

    The finalised rates for WorkCover Queensland's industry classifications (WIC) for 2020–2021 have now been published in the Queensland Government Gazette dated 26 June 2020.

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    Independent WHS Prosecutor secures $3M fine in first industrial manslaughter conviction

    On 11 June 2020, in the Brisbane District Court, Australia’s first conviction and sentence for industrial manslaughter was handed down. The defendant, Brisbane Auto Recycling Pty Ltd, had on 3 April 2020 entered a guilty plea to one offence contrary to s34C of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 ("the Act").

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    Formwork industry compliance audits

    Workplace Health and Safety Queensland will conduct compliance audits in the formwork sector of the construction industry commencing in June 2020.

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    Allied health table of costs update 2020

    WorkCover Queensland has reviewed and updated the Allied health table of costs for 2020. The changes take effect from 1 July 2020.

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    Phone scam alert

    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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    Annual review of Allied health table of costs for 2020-2021

    WorkCover Queensland is commencing the annual review of the Allied Health Table of Costs for the 2020-2021 financial year.

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    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.

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    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.