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Cable and connector voltage ratings for photovoltaic (PV) installations

19 Apr 2018 | Electrical Safety Office

Designers and installers of PV installations need to ensure cables and cable connectors being used in the PV installation will be operating within voltage ratings specified by the manufacturer. This is so the cables and connectors will not be electrically stressed and breakdown through exposure to voltages higher than they are designed for.


WorkCover Queensland Legal Services panel tender closing soon

19 Apr 2018 | WorkCover Queensland

WorkCover Queensland encourages all interested parties to submit their application for the Legal Services Panel tender which closes at 2pm Australian Eastern Standard Time on Friday 27 April 2018.


Q fever risks associated with birthing cats and dogs

The purpose of this safety alert is to highlight the risk of acquiring Q fever from work with parturient (birthing) cats and dogs.

Date issued: 18 Apr 2018


Worker fell through formwork void

Industry: Construction

In March 2018, a worker sustained serious spinal injuries as a result of falling approximately three metres through a void in formwork at a multi-storey construction site. Initial inquiries indicate the void was covered with fibrous cement sheeting which broke when the worker stood on it.


Australian-first mandatory labour hire laws now in effect

Topics: Legislation
Industry: Labour hire

With Queensland’s pioneering mandatory labour hire licensing laws starting this week, Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace has today launched the Labour Hire Licensing Scheme.


How to identify suitable duties after a workplace injury

12 Apr 2018 | WorkCover Queensland
Topics: Return to work

Returning to work after injury may not mean returning to the worker’s usual duties. A worker may need a graduated approach to return to work and alternative duties, otherwise known as ‘suitable duties’.


Worker killed by explosion while welding

Industry: Construction

The incident happened whilst a worker was making a tractor counterweight by welding empty fuel drums to a steel frame. When the worker placed the welder to the top of a drum, there was an explosion, engulfing him. The fuel or ignition source hasn’t been confirmed. The man sustained full thickness burns to more than 95 per cent of his body. He was transported to Cairns Hospital where he passed away from his injuries. Investigations into the incident are continuing.


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11 Apr 2018 | Electrical Safety Office

The ESO regularly provides licence holders with important information such as Australian Standards updates, safety alerts, upcoming ESO roadshows and seminars, and the latest prosecution and disciplinary outcomes.

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