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Consultation on draft Principles of Practice for Workplace Rehabilitation Providers

19 Jun 2019 | WorkCover Queensland

The Heads of Workers' Compensation Authorities (HWCA) has invited consultation on the new draft Principles of Practice for Workplace Rehabilitation Providers.


Operator severely injured by skidder winch

In May 2019, an operator of a forestry skidder at a rural property became entangled in the cable winch mechanism at the rear of the machine.


Get ready to renew your policy from 1 July

14 Jun 2019 | WorkCover Queensland
Topics: Insurance

WorkCover Queensland’s accident insurance policies are due for renewal from 1 July–31 August each year.


Lowest workers’ compensation rates providing stability for Queensland employers

Topics: Insurance

Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace has today announced that WorkCover Queensland will maintain its current premium rate for another 12 months, the sixth straight year that the rate has remained the same.

Date issued: 14 Jun 2019


Safety observers essential for live electrical work

14 Jun 2019 | Electrical Safety Office
Topics: Electricity

A safety observer must be used when there is no reasonable alternative to performing energised electrical work (live work). The only exception to not requiring a safety observer is when the live work consists only of testing and a risk assessment shows there is no serious risk associated with the proposed work.


Billboard company fined $250,000 over powerline shock to worker

A Queensland billboard company was recently fined $250,000 after a worker received an electric shock from a powerline that the company knew was a hazard and which was closer than the three-metre exclusion zone required under state law.


Poultry producer fined $90,000 over workplace injury

A Nerang poultry producer has been fined $90,000 after a worker was run over by a forklift that had its reverse warning beepers switched off because of noise complaints.


Submissions invited – possible extension of workers’ compensation coverage for certain gig economy workers, and bailee taxi and limousine drivers.

Topics: Legislation

As part of its commitment to fair and transparent government, this Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) will inform the Queensland Government’s investigation into a possible extension of workers’ compensation coverage to certain gig economy workers (for example ‘work on demand’ including ride share driving and food delivery).

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