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Everything you need to know about worker’s compensation insurance, whether you’re an employer needing to insure your workers or a worker who’s been injured at work.
Your rehabilitation and return to work journey will be easier if you know your options, the steps to take, and who’s responsible for what.
Information about work health and safety and electrical licensing, registration and training.
Learn about the Acts, Regulations and codes of practice we are responsible for and find information on workplace inspections and prosecutions.
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A spate of serious incidents has prompted a warning for crane owners to ensure hoist limits always comply with the manufacturer's instructions.
If you are a concrete pump operator or a principal contractor with concrete pumping on your site, Workplace Health and Safety Queensland inspectors are coming to audit your operations.
A Brisbane-based construction and roofing company has been fined $50,000, with a further $25,000 surety attached to a two-year undertaking, at a recent hearing in the Southport Magistrates Court. This followed a 2019 workplace incident which left a man with a severe brain injury when he fell through a skylight in the South Burnett.
Workers falling from a height is a far too common occurrence on construction sites. These incidents can and do lead to serious injuries, or even death as highlighted in our last issue.
The construction industry has recorded the second highest number of serious workers’ compensation claims, according to a report published by Safe Work Australia.
Many parts of Queensland have experienced disastrous flooding this year, resulting in wide-spread damage to properties, buildings and infrastructure, including roads.
Has your formwork been planned and constructed correctly? In 2020, WHS inspectors visited workplaces across the state and identified issues with the design and maintenance of the formwork, with half of the problems relating to design and maintenance. This year, inspectors are revisiting and specifically looking at jump forms.
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland is taking bookings for Safety Advocate visits this year, and two of the team have a message particularly for construction sites across the state.
Using an unsafe temporary elevated platform in a Molendinar warehouse has cost a Gold Coast property management company $60,000 for exposing an individual to a risk of death or serious injury.