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Worker injured by falling piling rig component

In May 2019, a young worker suffered serious facial injuries when the split rim that he and another worker were performing maintenance on, exploded.

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eSAFE - June 2019

In this edition: Poultry producer fined $90,000 over workplace injury, Safe Work Month registrations now open, Worker hospitalised after drinking cement hardener from unmarked bottle, EJ Australia: safety focus paying financial dividends, Mentally healthy workplaces workshops, Adapting to the needs of Australia’s ageing workforce, and much more.

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Commissioner to convene roundtable on solar farm safety

Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace has today asked the Electrical Safety Commissioner to convene an urgent industry roundtable to discuss safety in large-scale solar farms.

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Crane rope sheave failure

Industry: Construction

The purpose of this safety alert is to highlight the risk of rope sheave failure on mobile cranes. Crane owners, crane operators and workers involved in rigging cranes should apply the principles in this alert to any crane with rope sheaves.

Date issued: 26 Jun 2019

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Allied health table of costs update 2019

24 Jun 2019 | WorkCover Queensland

WorkCover Queensland has reviewed and updated the Allied health table of costs for 2019. The changes take effect from 1 July 2019.

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Electrical contractor licence details in advertising

24 Jun 2019 | Electrical Safety Office
Topics: Electricity

Electrical contractors must include their registered name and licence number when advertising their business. Using the Electrical Safety Office online licence register, these details allows consumers to confirm the business is licensed and that the licence is current.

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Workers foot amputated in feeder bin trailer

In May 2019, a worker’s foot was surgically amputated after coming into contact with three exposed augers that were in operation. The augers were located at the bottom of a feeder bin trailer. At the time of the incident, the worker was performing his daily farm hand duties.

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2019–2020 WorkCover Queensland industry classifications released

21 Jun 2019 | WorkCover Queensland
Topics: Insurance

The finalised rates for WorkCover Queensland’s industry classifications (WIC) for 2019–2020 have now been published in the Queensland Government Gazette dated 21 June 2019.

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