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Allied Health Table of Costs review

08 Apr 2019 | WorkCover Queensland

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.


$100,000 fine for Airtasker fake electrician

04 Apr 2019 | Electrical Safety Office
Topics: Electricity

A man who posed as a qualified electrician to get work in homes around south-east Queensland has been fined $100,000 in the Brisbane Magistrates Court.


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.


Kids urged to be Ride Ready on quad bikes this Easter

As the school holidays and Easter camping trips approach, the Palaszczuk Government is asking parents to think about safety before their kids jump onto a quad bike.


Worker fatally crushed by skid steer loader

In December 2018, a worker died when he was crushed by a steel pipe which fell off the back of a truck. The worker and two others were unloading two 12m steel pipes, each weighing 1.8 tonnes, one at a time with a forklift. After the ratchet straps were released, it appears one of the pipes rolled, striking the stanchions and causing them to fail. The pipe continued rolling and fell off the truck, landing on and crushing the worker’s chest and head.


Formworkers suffer heat stress

In February 2019, two workers were taken to hospital with one admitted for heat syncope (a mild form of heat illness). The workers had been preparing formwork for a concrete pour at a construction site. Three other workers also reported feeling unwell and were treated onsite by emergency services.


Electrical safety on solar farms

29 Mar 2019 | Electrical Safety Office
Topics: Electricity

The Electrical Safety Office (ESO) and Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) have been auditing and investigating incidents on Queensland solar farms. 30 solar farms have been visited over the last 12 months with 67 notices issued.


McDonald’s smoke break legal case needs digesting

28 Mar 2019 | WorkCover Queensland
Topics: Legislation

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, but the ruling has limited application.

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