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Jail sentence and $1m fine over roofing fall fatality

Industry: Construction

Sunshine Coast company director Gary Lavin has been sentenced to a year in prison and his company, Multi-Run Roofing fined $1 million in Queensland’s first Category 1 prosecution under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011.


Industry nominations sought for government advisory committees

Membership of all six Work Health and Safety Industry Sector Standing Committees (ISSCs) expires on 21 March and Workplace Health and Safety Queensland is seeking nominations for the next three-year term.


The North Queensland flood register - tradies sign up now

11 Feb 2019 | Electrical Safety Office

The North QLD Flood Register will allow flood affected home owners to search for licensed contractors who are available to help with repairs, to make homes safe, secure and habitable.


eSAFE Rural - January 2019

In this edition: Multiple fines a warning for agriculture industry to put safety first; Dairy farm audits find nearly half have no safety policy in place; Queensland Health warns North Queenslanders of bat risk; Growers urged to check labour hire licence credentials; Case study: Thornby Premium Lamb targeting worker wellbeing; and much more.


Court urges employers to take care of young workers

As thousands of youngsters prepare to kick start their careers this time of the year, a recent court case in Brisbane is a stark reminder of the responsibilities employers have with rookie employees.


New and improved ‘Claims & return to work’ pages

10 Jan 2019 | Shared content
Topics: Return to work

WorkCover Queensland and the Office of Industrial Relations have worked together to update the content previously found under the ‘Rehab & claims’ section of this website, with the goal to improve your experience by making information easier to find and understand.


Test before you touch

08 Jan 2019 | Electrical Safety Office
Topics: Electricity

As we start the New Year it is a good time to remind all electrical workers to always test before you touch. Treat every circuit or piece of electrical equipment as live until tested and proven not to be live.


Take your time through roadworks heading out for holidays

Queensland motorists have been urged to slow down and keep calm while driving through roadworks over the Christmas and New Year break to ensure road-workers have a safe holiday too.

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