In this edition: Quad bike safety urged ahead of peak holiday period, Queensland abattoir fined $200,000 following death of labourer, New snapshot throws a light on serious injury claims, New code to protect power station workers from coal dust, National return to work survey report released, Court urges employers to take care of young workers, Heat stress warning for Queensland workplaces, and much more.
The purpose of this safety alert is to inform workers, employers, builders and designers of the risk of sideways collapse of narrow concrete wall panels.
Date issued: 26 Feb 2019
In December 2018, a mother and her daughter were electrocuted on a rural property after contacting a length of electric fencing type wire that was energised. The electric fencing wire was run from the bull bar of a truck to a tree stump on the property.
Electrical contractors, workers, business owners and others with health and safety duties should make themselves familiar with a new policy outlining how inspectors enforce safety laws – and the issues on which they will particularly focus.
Safe Work Australia is currently evaluating the Workplace exposure standards for airborne contaminants to ensure they are based on the highest quality evidence and supported by a rigorous scientific approach.
An overview of WorkCover Queensland's Recovery Blueprint project will be shared at the National Workers' Compensation Summit on 18 February.
A Caboolture crane company was fined $45,000 in the Pine Rivers Magistrates Court after a workplace incident involving the erection of a crane in 2016.
If you’re working on switchboard panels and meter boards during flood clean-up, remember they may contain asbestos if they were constructed or imported before 2004.
- Last updated
- 29 May 2017