In October 2018, an electrical worker received burns to his hand, neck and face from an arc flash while he was terminating cables running to a switchboard.
In September 2018, an electrical worker received burns to his hands when his pliers shorted two phases while attempting to fit a three phase circuit breaker to a live switchboard.
Investigations into both incidents are continuing.
In October 2018, a hoist rope on a tower crane at a construction site broke while lowering a load which then fell to the ground. Although no-one was injured, this was a dangerous incident that could have had very serious consequences. Investigations are continuing.
On 20 June 2018 Australia’s Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Kate Jenkins, announced a National Inquiry into sexual harassment in Australian workplaces.
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 Neurologists to support demand for patient referrals.
In this edition: Work Health and Safety Board looks to better working lives for Queenslanders; Spotlight shines on Queensland safe work and return to work initiatives; Safety alert issued for engineered stone benchtop workers; Amputation in pine planer incident leads to $50,000 fine; and much more.
A regional employment services provider has been fined $90,000 for offences under the Workplace Health and Safety Act 2011 for a breach of duty owed to workers.
We’re excited to let you know about the range of new features just added to WorkCover Connect. With a focus on helping you manage safety and claims within your organisation, we couldn’t think of a more appropriate time to release this update than during Safe Work Month.
- Last updated
- 29 May 2017