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  • News article

    Easing the burden of manual task injuries in disability and aged care

    A Queensland-based pilot program is easing the burden of injuries that result from people-handling on nurses, support workers and carers in aged care and disability services.

  • News article

    Deborah's story

    Dr Deborah Simmons was diagnosed with PTSD after being a first responder at the Grosvenor mine explosion in Moranbah in May 2020. This is the story of how she was able to recover, and get back to work as an anaesthetist and rural generalist.

  • News article

    Richard's story

    Richard was seriously injured when he came off his e-scooter while commuting to work in November 2021. With WorkCover support, he's been able to get back to work and life.

  • Ministerial media release

    Work Health Safety Act set for review

    The Palaszczuk Government today announced that a five-yearly review of the Work Health Safety Act will begin next week.

  • Media release

    Educational resource company fined after forklift incident

    A well-established business which supplies resources, including books and stationery, to schools Australia-wide has been fined $70,000 after a forklift incident in February last year.

  • Media release

    Company fined after debris from a crane fell on worker

    A company which leased a property to a steel business has been fined $75,000 after a worker was injured when debris from a building bridge crane fell on him.

  • Media release

    Work safety inspector intimidated over asbestos complaint

    A demolition business owner has been fined $5,000 for intimidating a Queensland Government work safety inspector.

  • Media release

    Warning not to use high pressure cleaners on asbestos roofs

    Following two very recent incidents and several others in the last year, Workplace Health and Safety Queensland has issued a repeat warning about the dangers of using high pressure water cleaners on asbestos roofs.

  • News article

    Medical fees update - effective 1 August 2022

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

  • News article

    Asbestos management compliance campaign

    Statewide audits will start on 1 August 2022 to check businesses operating from buildings built before 1990 or those where asbestos is, or may be present, have asbestos registers and management plans in place.

  • News article

    Work health and safety consultation, cooperation and coordination Code of Practice 2021 changes

    The updated Work health and safety consultation, cooperation and coordination Code of Practice 2021 commences on 1 August 2022. No substantive policy changes have been made to the code. View information on key changes to the code.

  • Ministerial media release

    $3m for dust lung disease research

    Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace has today announced more than $3 million of research grants for occupational dust lung disease have been awarded by the Palaszczuk Government.