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  • News article

    Underwater safety a top priority

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

  • News article

    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.

  • News article

    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.

  • Media release

    Tourism operator fined $40,000 for flying fox injuries

    A Queensland tourism operator has been fined $40,000 by a Magistrates Court after a woman received serious pelvic injuries following a zipline tour that went wrong in July 2016.

  • News article

    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.

  • News article

    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.

  • 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.

  • Media release

    Caboolture crane company cops heavy fine after failing to follow manufacturer’s instruction

    A Caboolture crane company was fined $45,000 in the Pine Rivers Magistrates Court after a workplace incident involving the erection of a crane in 2016.

  • News article

    Search for best practice return to work and vocational support for silicosis lung disease sufferers

    WorkCover Queensland and the Office of Industrial Relations (OIR) are conducting a search for researchers specialising in silicosis lung disease, to help identify the most effective return to work and vocational rehabilitation support practices for workers with this condition.

  • Media release

    New Zealand triple tragedies prompt quad bike safety reminder

    Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace has urged Queenslanders to heed quad bike safety warnings following recent vehicle rollovers in New Zealand, where three people lost their lives and two others were seriously hurt.

  • News article

    New code to be developed for silica dust in stone benchtop industry

    Minister for Industrial Relations Grace Grace recently made statements in Parliament and to the media urgently alerting workers and employers in Queensland's engineered stone benchtop fabrication industry to the risks of exposure to respirable crystalline silica.