Mine operators who fail to keep their workers safe face tough new penalties of up to $126,150 under legislation introduced into Parliament.
Date issued: 07 Sep 2017
In this edition: WorkCover promotes mentally healthy workplaces; Take part in Mental Health Week; WorkCover partners with Monash University on high risk claim research; Remember your reason for staying safe at work; and more.
It’s Electricity Safety Week 4 to 8 September so get involved and make electrical safety a priority today. With events tailored for electrical workers and contractors, it’s a great opportunity to improve safety leadership skills and network with others in your industry.
On 7 August 2017, two workers in an uninsulated elevating work platform contacted an 11 kV powerline with the six metre aluminium sail track they were reinstalling on a billboard. Both workers suffered a severe electrical shock and burns from contacting the high voltage lines.
There have been several recent falls from height at the Gold Coast which are being investigated by Workplace Health and Safety Queensland.
Wiring Rules update: new requirements for sleeving of conductors and segregation of different services
The Australian Standard AS/NZS3000 (the Wiring Rules) is being updated and due to be published later this year. It will include some changes to the requirements of sleeving of conductors and clarification on the segregation of different electrical installations.
Electricity Safety Week (4-8 September) will shine the spotlight firmly on electrical safety with a host of events tailored specifically for electrical contractors and workers.
Date issued: 04 Sep 2017
Thirty Queenslanders and businesses are being recognised for their exceptional health and safety initiatives and getting injured employees back on the job in the annual Safe Work and Return to Work Awards.
Date issued: 01 Sep 2017
- Last updated
- 29 May 2017