In this edition: WorkCover benefits package to deliver $58.7 million in cost savings to Queensland business; Stronger workers’ comp protections sought for black lung workers; Safe Work Month breakfast forums selling fast!; New tower crane code of practice; New offence to be created to target deadly workplace practices; Case study: Shred-X cutting the cost of workplace injury; and much more.
The finalised rates for WorkCover Queensland’s industry classifications (WIC) for 2017–2018 have now been published in the Queensland Government Gazette dated 23 June 2017.
In this edition: Get ready to renew your policy from 1 July; Return to work resources; The challenge of sedentary work; Small business webinar recording; Wellness programs – can they prevent musculoskeletal injuries?; Supporting older workers; The link between stress and muscle strain; Queensland Safe Work and Return to Work Awards; New pain intervention guidelines.
One safety switch may not be enough to provide the maximum protection against electric shock or fire. Safety switches should be installed on all sub-circuits, including those supplying fixed electrical equipment such as air-conditioning units, hot water heaters and ranges.
The Queensland Government is seeking stronger workers’ compensation protections for workers with black lung and associated dust diseases.
Date issued: 15 Jun 2017
Employers must declare their wages to WorkCover annually to ensure they have the right level of cover when renewing their policy. We're here to help you prepare for 1 July so you can have peace of mind that your workers and business are covered.
- Last updated
- 29 May 2017