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Audiology tender opening in September 2018!

10 Aug 2018 | WorkCover Queensland

WorkCover will advertise for new audiology panel members through an open tender process which will start in September 2018.

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Verification of competency

10 Aug 2018 | Electrical Safety Office
Topics: Electricity

Employers must ensure workers are competent to perform the work they carry out, not just licensed. New workers may have minimal or no experience of the business’s work, or its practices and procedures. Their competency needs to be assessed during recruitment or as part of their induction. They then need to be trained in the business’s work practices and procedures, and should be mentored by more experienced workers where required.

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Worker fatally crushed by prime mover

Industry: Construction

In July 2018, a worker was fatally crushed by a slow moving prime mover. The truck was undergoing modifications and was being moved under cover at the end of the work day. It is unclear at this stage how the worker came to be under the truck. Investigations are continuing.

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The new-look Provider Connect is here

08 Aug 2018 | WorkCover Queensland

WorkCover Queensland is proud to introduce the new-look platform for providers who work with us electronically–Provider Connect!

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Medical table of costs annual review – 2018

07 Aug 2018 | WorkCover Queensland

WorkCover Queensland will again review and update the medical fees applicable for workers’ compensation in Queensland, to be effective on 1 December 2018.

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Sunshine Coast employers can do better on workers’ compensation compliance

06 Aug 2018 | WorkCover Queensland
Topics: Insurance

Businesses in the Sunshine Coast region have more work to do to ensure they are protecting workers against injury with 22% of 188 employers visited during a recent WorkCover Queensland compliance audit found to be operating without appropriate workers’ compensation insurance.

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Major changes on the way for amusement ride safety

Industry: Tourism

Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace has announced the Queensland Government will set world-class safety standards for the theme park and amusement ride industry.

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Workplace exposure standards framework consultation regulation impact statement released

Safe Work Australia has published a consultation regulation impact statement (consultation RIS) for the workplace exposure standards framework.

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