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Queensland Safe Work and Return to Work champions recognised

A rehabilitation and return to work coordinator and a family owned electrical business are amongst those recognised at the 2017 Safe Work and Return to Work Awards.

Date issued: 18 Oct 2017


Worker killed after being pinned by mobile plant

In October 2017, a worker was killed after he was pinned between a cane haul out vehicle (a vehicle used to collect and remove sugar cane as it is harvested) and a fuel tanker trailer.


New industrial manslaughter laws to protect Queenslanders on the job

Tough new industrial manslaughter laws aimed at protecting Queensland workers on the job have been passed by State Parliament.

Date issued: 12 Oct 2017


Support for people with work-related respiratory diseases

12 Oct 2017 | WorkCover Queensland

WorkCover Queensland is making it easier for current and former workers with work-related respiratory diseases to gain fast access to specialist medical support and quickly lodge a workers’ compensation claim.


Amendments to the Electrical Safety Act 2002

12 Oct 2017 | Electrical Safety Office
Topics: Electricity

Licence holders please be aware there have been two important amendments to the Electrical Safety Act 2002 recently. These amendments directly target unsafe electrical work and unsafe electrical work practices and are in addition to existing penalties and disciplinary actions available under the ES Act.


Work plays vital role in injury rehab and getting back on the job

When it comes to getting back to meaningful work after an injury, the best results are achieved when employers encourage and support injured staff to recover at work.

Date issued: 06 Oct 2017


Brisbane brekkie heralds start of Safe Work Month

The annual community breakfast in King George Square is always fun, entertaining and informative, but it has a serious side – the event marks the start of Safe Work Month which runs across Australia throughout October.


Return to work services panel tender agreements extended

03 Oct 2017 | WorkCover Queensland

WorkCover Queensland has extended the tender agreement for its return to work services panel for a further two years.

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