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Medical Advisory Panel review

06 Sep 2019 | WorkCover Queensland

As part of our ongoing commitment to improve our services, we’re undertaking a review of our Medical Advisory Panel (MAP). Part of the review includes our desire to align the expectations for the MAP with our corporate strategies and values. As such, we will be expanding the MAP to include a broader range of services which has resulted in a name change from the Medical Advisory Panel (MAP), to the Medical and Allied Health panel (MAHP).

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Worker severely injured by agricultural machine

In June 2019, a worker suffered traumatic injuries to both arms as a result of becoming entrapped by a pulling winch. The pulling winch was used on a vegetable growing farm to pull liners with compost from a shelf and unload onto a conveyor.

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Return to work services panel tender closing soon

02 Sep 2019 | WorkCover Queensland

WorkCover Queensland encourages all interested parties to submit their application for the return to work services panel tender, which closes at 2pm Australian Eastern Standard Time on Friday 6 September 2019.

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Regulation of the labour hire industry in Queensland

Industry: Labour hire

Queensland will establish a mandatory labour hire licensing scheme from 16 April 2018 to protect labour hire workers and safeguard labour hire providers that are ethical and responsible.

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New research to support workers diagnosed with silicosis

Industry: Construction

WorkCover Queensland has engaged two leading universities to undertake important research on how to best support workers who have been diagnosed with silicosis, Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace announced today.

Date issued: 22 Aug 2019

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Serious injuries from errant sugarcane burn-off lead to $35,000 fine

A Burdekin sugar cane harvester has been fined $35,000 after a cane burning incident left a worker with serious burn injuries requiring multiple skin grafts.

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Worker burned by hot cane mud and liquid

In July 2019, an evaporative plant operator suffered extensive burns to his upper body after being doused by hot sugar cane mud and liquid released when he was unblocking a tank flange. WHSQ investigations are continuing.

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Ekka safety a priority as Brisbane’s big show opens

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland has completed a safety audit of amusement rides and equipment at this year’s Ekka, Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace announced.

Date issued: 09 Aug 2019

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