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Automotive mechanic struck by vehicle parts

In March 2019, a worker suffered serious head injuries when a suspension air bag assembly ejected under pressure from a heavy vehicle in a mechanical workshop. Early investigations indicate the vehicle was raised on a hoist and the worker was underneath along with other workers disconnecting and removing suspension parts to allow access to a hard to reach spot in preparation for other maintenance tasks.

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Take care with switchboard wiring

17 Apr 2019 | Electrical Safety Office
Topics: Electricity

Electrical workers and contractors should take care when locating meter wiring and other cables in switchboards. The clearance between hinged escutcheon panels and the neutral and earth links on some switchboards can be quite small.

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Worker fatally crushed by planting machine

In March 2019, a worker was killed on a rural property when he was crushed by the wheels of a planting machine that was being towed by a tractor.

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Share your vision for a safer Queensland

Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace has launched the 2019 Safe Work and Return to Work Awards.

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New safety code to make Queensland solar farm jobs safer

12 Apr 2019 | Electrical Safety Office
Topics: Electricity

Safety has been put first when it comes to Queensland’s booming renewables industry. A new code of practice and electrical safety regulations will be put in place next month to enhance safety in the growing commercial solar farm industry.

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Safety first for Queensland’s booming solar farm industry

11 Apr 2019 | Electrical Safety Office
Topics: Electricity

A new code of practice and electrical safety regulations will commence next month to enhance safety in the growing commercial solar farm industry. The Construction and operation of solar farms Code of Practice 2019 comes into effect on 13 May 2019.

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Allied Health Table of Costs review

08 Apr 2019 | WorkCover Queensland

WorkCover Queensland is commencing its review of the Allied Health Table of Costs for the 2019/2020 financial year. The new table of costs will take effect from 1 July 2019.

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$100,000 fine for Airtasker fake electrician

04 Apr 2019 | Electrical Safety Office
Topics: Electricity

A man who posed as a qualified electrician to get work in homes around south-east Queensland has been fined $100,000 in the Brisbane Magistrates Court.

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