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Work safely with asbestos in switchboards during flood clean up

15 Feb 2019 | Electrical Safety Office

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.


Documented testing procedures and test reports

14 Feb 2019 | Electrical Safety Office
Topics: Electricity

The Electrical Licensing Committee reminds contractors to ensure electrical work is inspected and tested correctly. In recent disciplinary hearings, the committee found there were no formalised testing procedures or documented test records.


Search for best practice return to work and vocational support for silicosis lung disease sufferers

14 Feb 2019 | WorkCover Queensland

WorkCover Queensland and the Office of Industrial Relations (OIR) are conducting a search for researchers specialising in silicosis lung disease, to help identify the most effective return to work and vocational rehabilitation support practices for workers with this condition.


New Zealand triple tragedies prompt quad bike safety reminder

Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace has urged Queenslanders to heed quad bike safety warnings following recent vehicle rollovers in New Zealand, where three people lost their lives and two others were seriously hurt.


Electrical apprentices must be supervised during flood recovery work

13 Feb 2019 | Electrical Safety Office

During flood recovery activity in North Queensland, Electrical Safety Office inspectors have come across several instances where electrical apprentices are performing electrical work without adequate supervision.


Industry nominations sought for government advisory committees

Membership of all six Work Health and Safety Industry Sector Standing Committees (ISSCs) expires on 21 March and Workplace Health and Safety Queensland is seeking nominations for the next three-year term.


The North Queensland flood register - tradies sign up now

11 Feb 2019 | Electrical Safety Office

The North QLD Flood Register will allow flood affected home owners to search for licensed contractors who are available to help with repairs, to make homes safe, secure and habitable.


eSAFE Rural - January 2019

In this edition: Multiple fines a warning for agriculture industry to put safety first; Dairy farm audits find nearly half have no safety policy in place; Queensland Health warns North Queenslanders of bat risk; Growers urged to check labour hire licence credentials; Case study: Thornby Premium Lamb targeting worker wellbeing; and much more.

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