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Stronger workers comp protections for black lung sufferers

Topics: Insurance

The Queensland Government has enacted laws that deliver stronger workers' compensation protections for Queenslanders with black lung and associated dust diseases.

Date issued: 23 Aug 2017

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Queensland Government seeks new offence of industrial manslaughter

The Queensland Government has introduced legislative changes to create a new offence of industrial manslaughter in Queensland.

Date issued: 22 Aug 2017

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Dingli Australia elevating work platforms safety recall

The purpose of this safety alert is to highlight a stability issue with some elevating work platform models manufactured by Dingli Australia.

Date issued: 21 Aug 2017

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The Wiring Rules transition arrangements

15 Aug 2017 | Electrical Safety Office

Standards Australia AS/NZS3000 (the Wiring Rules) is being updated and is expected to be published later this year.

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Revised recreational snorkelling code of practice unveiled

Industry: Tourism

Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace has announced a revised recreational snorkelling code of practice for Queensland, based on expert advice from tourism industry operators and work safety experts.

Date issued: 13 Aug 2017

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WorkCover Queensland positively promoting mentally healthy workplaces

07 Aug 2017 | WorkCover Queensland

WorkCover Queensland and the Office of Industrial Relations are collaborating with SuperFriend Mental Health Promotion Foundation to improve corporate leadership advocacy for mentally healthy workplaces.

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Electrical Licensing Committee disciplinary outcomes

04 Aug 2017 | Electrical Safety Office

Under the Electrical Safety Act 2002, disciplinary action can be taken against electrical licence holders who perform unsafe, negligent or incompetent electrical work, including licence cancellation or suspension, fines or orders for faulty work to be corrected.

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Not doing routine maintenance has fatal consequences

A waste recycling business which failed to do routine maintenance on an excavator and cost a worker his life has been fined $200,000 in the Richlands Magistrates Court.

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