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Audiology panel tender now open!

21 Sep 2018 | WorkCover Queensland

WorkCover Queensland's Audiology panel tender is now open and can be accessed on the Queensland Government QTenders website. Tender closes 23 October 2018.

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Safety alert issued for engineered stone benchtop workers

Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace has today issued an urgent safety warning for workers and employers in Queensland’s engineered stone benchtop manufacturing industry.

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Electrical Safety Week

19 Sep 2018 | Electrical Safety Office
Topics: Electricity

It's a wrap for our second Electricity Safety Week and we hope you all had the opportunity to get involved and attend an event. Checkout the highlights of the week and if you missed out you can access some resources and also enter our competition.

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Immediate action required to prevent exposure to silica for engineered stone benchtop workers

This alert is to highlight the significant health risks caused by exposure to respirable crystalline silica (RCS) for workers in engineered stone benchtop manufacturing, finishing and installation industries.

Date issued: 18 Sep 2018

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Finalists for 2018 Safe Work and Return to Work Awards announced

Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace has announced the finalists in the 2018 Safe Work and Return to Work Awards, with 35 finalists across 10 categories.

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Spotlight on electrical safety for students and sparkies

07 Sep 2018 | Electrical Safety Office

Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace visited New Farm State School today to officially launch Electrical Safey Week (10 – 14 September) and the Energy Queensland’s Safety Heroes Program.

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Worker crushed by falling sheets of balustrading glass

Industry: Construction

In August 2018, a worker was crushed when multiple sheets of balustrading glass fell from a truck-mounted A-frame. He was standing on the ground beside the truck, holding and balancing the sheets in a near vertical position, while another worker removed a sheet of ply from behind the glass.

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Worker killed in fall from air-conditioning duct

In August 2018, a worker was killed after falling twelve metres onto a concrete floor. Early investigations indicate he was undertaking scheduled maintenance of air-conditioning ducts and was in the fresh air intake pre-conditioned outside air (PCOA) unit. A co-worker returned to the area and found a void where a floor grate had been. He looked through the void and saw his colleague on the concrete floor below. This particular PCOA is the only vent open to external, often hot and humid air, and as such is a high corrosion area. Investigations are continuing.

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