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Get ready for the new wiring rules

26 May 2017 | Electrical Safety Office

We are spreading the word about upcoming changes to the Wiring Rules at information sessions across the state in June and July.

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New offence to be created to target deadly workplace practices

The Queensland Government will introduce the new offence of “negligence causing death” following an interim recommendation from the Best Practice Review of Workplace Health and Safety.

Date issued: 19 May 2017

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Calendar competition promotes farm safety at grassroots

Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace today launched the State Government's annual farm safety calendar competition for school kids at Woongarra State School with the State Member for Bundaberg Leanne Donaldson.

Date issued: 17 Apr 2017

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Stick to electrical work when installing solar photovoltaic panels

11 May 2017 | Electrical Safety Office

If you are installing solar photovoltaic (PV) panels you should only carry out work you are qualified to do. Electrical workers can often be asked to undertake plumbing work as part of a PV panel installation – this is illegal and should not attempted.

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Wellness programs – can they help to prevent muscle strain?

10 May 2017 | WorkCover Queensland

Health and wellness has become a hot topic in workplaces as businesses realise the benefits of supporting worker health and creating healthy workplaces. Research shows that healthy workers have lower absenteeism rates, less injuries and increased productivity.

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The challenge of sedentary work environments – how to stay healthy

10 May 2017 | WorkCover Queensland

Many workers spend a large part of their day sitting. Here's how to get moving.

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WorkCover Queensland sharpens policy compliance focus

05 May 2017 | WorkCover Queensland
Topics: Insurance

Want to avoid copping your clients’ wrath if they are facing thousands of dollars in penalties for being uninsured for workers’ compensation? There’s an easy way for accountants, bookkeepers and insurance brokers to add value to client relationships by ensuring they have appropriate workers’ compensation insurance and understand ‘who is a worker.

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Mandatory licensing to crack down on rogue labour hire operators

Industry: Labour hire

Mandatory licensing of labour hire companies will be introduced in Queensland in a bid to crack-down on rogue operators who are exploiting and mistreating vulnerable workers.

Date issued: 01 May 2017

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