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  • Media release

    Recycler fined $160,000 after worker loses fingers

    An easily preventable accident and the removal of a safety guard that would have prevented a worker from having his fingers crushed, were two contributing factors considered by a Gold Coast Magistrate as he fined a recycler a hefty $160,000.

  • News article

    Share your vision for a safer Queensland

    Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace has launched the 2019 Safe Work and Return to Work Awards.

  • News article

    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.

  • News article

    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.

  • News article

    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.

  • Media release

    Waste recycler to stand trial over worker death

    A south-east Queensland waste recycler and its company director have been committed to stand trial over the death of a worker.

  • News article

    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.

  • News article

    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.

  • News article

    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.