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2017–2018 WorkCover Queensland industry classifications released

23 Jun 2017 | WorkCover Queensland
Topics: Insurance

The finalised rates for WorkCover Queensland’s industry classifications (WIC) for 2017–2018 have now been published in the Queensland Government Gazette dated 23 June 2017.

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WorkCover Update June 2017

16 Jun 2017 | WorkCover Queensland

In this edition: Get ready to renew your policy from 1 July; Return to work resources; The challenge of sedentary work; Small business webinar recording; Wellness programs – can they prevent musculoskeletal injuries?; Supporting older workers; The link between stress and muscle strain; Queensland Safe Work and Return to Work Awards; New pain intervention guidelines.

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Safety switches installation

15 Jun 2017 | Electrical Safety Office

One safety switch may not be enough to provide the maximum protection against electric shock or fire. Safety switches should be installed on all sub-circuits, including those supplying fixed electrical equipment such as air-conditioning units, hot water heaters and ranges.

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Stronger workers’ comp protections sought for black lung workers

Topics: Insurance

The Queensland Government is seeking stronger workers’ compensation protections for workers with black lung and associated dust diseases.

Date issued: 15 Jun 2017

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Get ready to renew your policy from 1 July

14 Jun 2017 | WorkCover Queensland
Topics: Insurance

Employers must declare their wages to WorkCover annually to ensure they have the right level of cover when renewing their policy. We're here to help you prepare for 1 July so you can have peace of mind that your workers and business are covered.

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WorkCover premium savings for employers hiring apprentices

14 Jun 2017 | WorkCover Queensland
Topics: Insurance

WorkCover Queensland are supporting the Queensland Government’s plan to encourage business to hire more apprentices, by offering employers a discount on their premium if they employ apprentices.

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eSAFE Rural - May 2017

In this edition: Calendar competition promotes farm safety at grassroots; Agriculture industry has proud record in work safety innovation; High levels of phosphine gas detected in grain consignments; Meet the WHSQ Agriculture unit; Work safely around overhead power lines; Safety toolkit engages young workers; Communication is the real work of leadership; Communication is the real work of leadership.

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Enriched air nitrox (EANx) compressor systems

Industry: Tourism

This safety alert highlights the dangers associated with the production of Nitrox, including the oxygen stick method.

Date issued: 06 Jun 2017

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