Licence holders please be aware there have been two important amendments to the Electrical Safety Act 2002 recently. These amendments directly target unsafe electrical work and unsafe electrical work practices and are in addition to existing penalties and disciplinary actions available under the ES Act.
When it comes to getting back to meaningful work after an injury, the best results are achieved when employers encourage and support injured staff to recover at work.
Date issued: 06 Oct 2017
The annual community breakfast in King George Square is always fun, entertaining and informative, but it has a serious side – the event marks the start of Safe Work Month which runs across Australia throughout October.
WorkCover Queensland has extended the tender agreement for its return to work services panel for a further two years.
In September 2017, a worker sustained serious head injuries while operating a portable hydraulically powered jack. He was using the jack to expand a semi-circular shaped metal bracket when it dislodged and struck him in the face. He was found unconscious sometime after the incident occurred.
Queensland’s workers’ compensation scheme continues to deliver nation-leading coverage to workers at the lowest possible cost to business, according to the WorkCover Queensland Annual Report 2016-2017. Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace said WorkCover continued to deliver solid financial and operational results during this period.
Date issued: 28 Sep 2017
As part of WorkCover's ongoing commitment to improving our services, we’re undertaking a review of our independent medical examinations (IME) panel.
In this edition: Rural workplaces up for accolades in Safe Work and Return to Work Award; Transporting and working with cattle safely: transporters, manufacturers and graziers working together; Rural producers benefit from drone technology; Fines for no seatbelts in tractor rollover; Submersible water pump safety warning; and much more.
- Last updated
- 29 May 2017