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Worker struck in head by portable hydraulic jack

In September 2017, a worker sustained serious head injuries while operating a portable hydraulically powered jack. He was using the jack to expand a semi-circular shaped metal bracket when it dislodged and struck him in the face. He was found unconscious sometime after the incident occurred.


Queensland workers’ compensation scheme WorkCover leading the nation

Topics: Insurance

Queensland’s workers’ compensation scheme continues to deliver nation-leading coverage to workers at the lowest possible cost to business, according to the WorkCover Queensland Annual Report 2016-2017. Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace said WorkCover continued to deliver solid financial and operational results during this period.

Date issued: 28 Sep 2017


Independent medical examinations (IME) panel review

28 Sep 2017 | WorkCover Queensland

As part of WorkCover's ongoing commitment to improving our services, we’re undertaking a review of our independent medical examinations (IME) panel.


eSAFE Rural - September 2017

In this edition: Rural workplaces up for accolades in Safe Work and Return to Work Award; Transporting and working with cattle safely: transporters, manufacturers and graziers working together; Rural producers benefit from drone technology; Fines for no seatbelts in tractor rollover; Submersible water pump safety warning; and much more.


Roof collapse

Industry: Construction

The purpose of this safety alert is to highlight that sudden roof collapse can occur without warning. This alert provides guidance for building owners, schools, local government, building managers and body corporates about minimising the risk of roof collapse.

Date issued: 26 Sep 2017


Impact protection for LPG cylinders

The purpose of this safety alert is to highlight the importance of adequate impact protection for LPG cylinders and to remind gas work licence holders and LPG delivery network operators of their responsibilities.

Date issued: 26 Sep 2017


Single hand operated hock cutters

Industry: Manufacturing

The purpose of this safety alert is to highlight the risks associated with single hand operated hock cutters used in the meat processing industry.

Date issued: 26 Sep 2017


Wiring Rules update: new requirements for recessed luminaries and pool area installations

21 Sep 2017 | Electrical Safety Office
Topics: Electricity

The Australian Standard AS/NZS3000 (the Wiring Rules) is being updated and is due to be published early next year. The new edition will include changes to the requirements of recessed luminaries and pool area installations.

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