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Poor organisational justice is a common workplace psychosocial hazard. Steps to tackle it are outlined in Queensland’s new Managing the risks of psychosocial hazards at work code of practice which commences 1 April 2023.
Following the first of our series on Queensland’s new construction silica code of practice, this article highlights what steps you should take to choose the right silica dust controls at your workplace.
A Kingaroy factory has been fined $25,000 after two workers who had not been provided with adequate protective gear received chemical burns.
In recent months there have been several fatalities and injuries sustained in remote or isolated work areas – and not just in Queensland.
Queensland’s workers’ compensation scheme regulator has published guidance on recent legislation banning claim farming practices in this state.
Fumigation tablets containing aluminium phosphide are sometimes used in silos and grain shipping to manage pests. When the packaging is opened, the tablet can react with moisture and form the poisonous gas, phosphine.
Work safety in the sugar industry, as well as men’s and community health projects, will get a major boost under a safety plan drawn up following a work incident at a Far North Queensland sugar mill.
Tangalooma Island Resort on Moreton Island is a popular tourist destination where guided quad bike tours have been offered to visitors for more than 20 years. In 2019, more than 25,000 guests participated in recreational riding.
The death of an actor on a Brisbane music video set has highlighted the need to manage the risks from firearms. These guidelines from Screen Safe Australia show you how.
The Queensland Government has welcomed the release of a new national 10-year work health and safety strategy, alongside new tactics to protect workers from silica dust and psychosocial hazards in the state’s workplaces. Safe Work Australia has published the Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy 2023-2033 which has been agreed by all Australian governments and is evidence-based with a vision of safe and healthy work for all.
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland has published the latest notified fatalities report.
If you are teaching anatomy or investigating a potential cause of death of an animal, it is important to remember that animals can have infectious diseases which can be transmitted to humans (zoonoses).
Commercial pool operators have received a warning to ensure they take adequate steps to prevent people drowning.
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland’s Healthy Work Design Forum in March will feature industry experts revealing the latest evidence-based management principles about emerging health and psychosocial hazards in the workplace.