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.
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.
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.
The Queensland Government is seeking stronger workers’ compensation protections for workers with black lung and associated dust diseases.
Date issued: 15 Jun 2017
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.
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.
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.
This safety alert highlights the dangers associated with the production of Nitrox, including the oxygen stick method.
Date issued: 06 Jun 2017
- Last updated
- 29 May 2017