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eSAFE - October 2019

In this edition: More successful prosecutions under Queensland’s labour hire laws, Queensland Safe Work Awards honour innovators; Scissor hoist death leads to fine and guarding improvements; Audits to target sprain and strain hazards; Reduce sedentary work and BeUpstanding!; and much more.

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Building company fined $110,000 over worker impaling

Industry: Construction

A Brisbane building company has been fined $110,000 after a worker fell and was impaled on a steel bar while constructing a Balmoral house.

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Brisbane Homebuilder fined $77,000 for safety breaches at two different worksites

Industry: Construction

A local homebuilder has been fined $77,200 in the Brisbane Magistrates Court for seven breaches under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 dating back to 2017.

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First prosecution under Queensland’s pioneering industrial manslaughter laws

In a first for Queensland, the Work Health and Safety Prosecutor has commenced a prosecution against Brisbane Auto Recycling Pty Ltd for industrial manslaughter under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011.

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Help shape future workplace mental health programs and tools for Queensland

23 Oct 2019 | WorkCover Queensland

You are invited to share insights into the preferences, barriers and drivers for your organisation in developing and implementing health and safety management systems that consider mental health.

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More support for vulnerable workers on the way

Amendments to workers’ compensation laws to improve support for vulnerable workers have passed Parliament today.

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New standard for renewable energy battery storage installations

23 Oct 2019 | Electrical Safety Office

AS/NZS 5139 Electrical installations—Safety of battery systems for use with power conversion equipment outlines safety requirements for installation of renewable energy battery storage equipment.

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Worker killed after tyre explosion

In September, a truck driver was killed while inflating a tyre. Initial indications are the transport firm employee sustained fatal injuries when the tyre he was inflating exploded.

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