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Locking pin failure leads to $60,000 fine

A failure to use a simple and effective fencing equipment locking pin that would have prevented a worker being injured has led to a property manager being convicted and fined $60,000 in the Townsville Magistrates Court.


School students get set to design 2020 Farm safety calendar

Queensland students are being encouraged to sharpen their pencils, unpack their paints and get set to enter the 2020 Farm Safety calendar competition!


Supplementary IME Panel tender for Rehabilitation Physicians

07 May 2019 | WorkCover Queensland

Following the appointment of medical specialists to our Independent Medical Examination (IME) Panel in July 2018, WorkCover Queensland is opening a supplementary tender for additional Rehabilitation Physicians to support demand for patient referrals. The tender is now open and accessible on the Queensland Government QTenders website and will close at 2pm on Friday 31 May 2019.


Electrical safety training for solar farms

02 May 2019 | Electrical Safety Office
Topics: Electricity

Subsidised training is available to upskill workers in preparation for the new code of practice and electrical safety regulation that will commence this month to enhance safety in Queensland’s commercial solar farm industry. The Construction and operation of solar farms Code of Practice 2019 comes into effect on 13 May 2019.


Sons’ tragic deaths inspire parents to keep workers safe

The parents of two Queenslanders who were electrocuted at work are sharing their stories to remind others to stay safe.


Addressing wage theft for Queensland workers

Industry: Other services

Wage theft is widespread, affecting around 437,000 (approximately one in five) Queensland workers each year and costing more than $1 billion every year in unpaid or underpaid wages. It can take various forms such as underpayment of wages, having entitlements such as leave and penalty rates withheld, and an employer not making required superannuation contributions on an employee’s behalf.


Recycler fined $160,000 after worker loses fingers

An easily preventable accident and the removal of a safety guard that would have prevented a worker from having his fingers crushed, were two contributing factors considered by a Gold Coast Magistrate as he fined a recycler a hefty $160,000.


Automotive mechanic struck by vehicle parts

In March 2019, a worker suffered serious head injuries when a suspension air bag assembly ejected under pressure from a heavy vehicle in a mechanical workshop. Early investigations indicate the vehicle was raised on a hoist and the worker was underneath along with other workers disconnecting and removing suspension parts to allow access to a hard to reach spot in preparation for other maintenance tasks.

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