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    New safety code to make Queensland solar farm jobs safer

    Safety has been put first when it comes to Queensland’s booming renewables industry. A new code of practice and electrical safety regulations will be put in place next month to enhance safety in the growing commercial solar farm industry.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Underwater safety a top priority

    Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace has hosted the last of three industry roundtables to discuss dive safety.

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    Statement from Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace

    I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Anthony White who worked in the engineered stone industry and suffered from an advanced stage of silicosis.

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    Education Masterclass

    Late last year the WorkCover Education teams in collaboration with WorkCover Business Partnerships had the privilege of hosting customers and colleagues in the first of our Education Masterclasses.

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    Tougher regulations for Queensland amusement rides

    Queensland amusement rides and theme parks will be subject to tougher safety requirements that set world-class, best practice safety standards.

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    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.

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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

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