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  • 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

    Bricklayer fined for Springfield Lakes block wall collapse

    An Ipswich bricklayer has been fined $18,000 for putting the safety of his subcontractors at risk, following the collapse of a block firewall in 2016 at a Springfield Lakes development site.

  • 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

    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.