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    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

  • Media release

    Edge protection company and its director fined $55,000 for exposing workers to risk of serious injury or death

    After a hearing in the Brisbane Magistrates Court last Wednesday, an edge protection company has been fined $50,000 for failing to comply with its primary safety duty under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011, exposing workers to risk of serious injury or death from roof falls.

  • Media release

    Wholesale bakery fined $90,000 for breakdown of safety procedures

    Darra wholesale baker Wild Breads has been sentenced and fined $90,000 in the Richlands Magistrates Court for breaches of s.19 and s.32 of the WHS Act. The breaches relate to an incident at its Kiln Street factory where a maintenance worker received serious crush injuries.

  • 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.

  • News article

    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.

  • Media release

    Fencing contractor fined $25,000 after teenage worker suffered serious hand injuries at Camooweal

    A sole trader operating as a fencing contractor, has been sentenced and fined $25,000 in the Mount Isa Magistrates Court for breaches relating to duty of care under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011.

  • News article

    Premier’s Statement on Coronavirus

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has conducted another meeting of Queensland’s Disaster Management Committee, the third in as many days. The group, including Queensland’s Chief Medical Officer, is co-ordinating the state’s Coronavirus response.

  • Media release

    $50,000 fine after young boy injured on inflatable amusement ride

    A $50,000 fine was handed out in a Brisbane court this week over an incident in which a nine-year-old boy was injured when he fell off an inflatable amusement device he was riding.

  • Media release

    Builder fined over Gold Coast workplace injury

    A qualified carpenter working on a Gold Coast house has been fined $20,000 over a workplace incident which left his apprentice with a fractured leg.

  • Media release

    Work Christmas parties - a little planning can stop things getting silly

    With many workplaces about to get together for Christmas break up parties, employers are reminded that the “silly season” is not an excuse to disregard safety, including the responsible service of alcohol.

  • Ministerial media release

    Kids urged to be Ride Ready on quad bikes over busy holiday period

    Queenslanders have been reminded to keep their kids safe on quad bikes as the school holidays and weeks of free time approach.

  • Media release

    Brisbane builder fined over work safety breaches

    A Brisbane builder was fined $24,000 this week over breaches of Queensland work safety laws which posed a serious risk to workers.