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Queensland's Mental Health Ambassador asks R U OK?

On the day dedicated to reminding everyone it's okay to ask, "are you okay?" and support those struggling with life, Queensland’s Mental Health Ambassador Libby Trickett has gone one step further.


Ride ready campaign and competition promotes quad bike safety

Topics: Quad bikes

Industrial Relations Minister, Grace Grace, has today launched the latest phase of the State Government’s Ride ready advertising campaign with an online competition.


Household worker insurance protects Coorparoo family after freak house-sit accident

12 Sep 2017 | WorkCover Queensland
Topics: Insurance

The Evans family from Coorparoo never imagined their European holiday could be thrown into chaos when their house sitter called with the news she had seriously broken her foot.Fortunately for Lisa Evans and her house sitter, Gemma, the Evans family were covered by a WorkCover Queensland Household Worker policy that protected both of them against the costs of Gemma’s injury claim.


Youngsters deliver farm safety messages through drawing competition

Twelve primary school students from regional Queensland have had their winning entries in a drawing competition printed in the 2018 Farm Safety Calendar.

Date issued: 12 Sep 2017


New laws crack down on mine health & safety

Industry: Mining

Mine operators who fail to keep their workers safe face tough new penalties of up to $126,150 under legislation introduced into Parliament.

Date issued: 07 Sep 2017


WorkCover Update September 2017

06 Sep 2017 | WorkCover Queensland

In this edition: WorkCover promotes mentally healthy workplaces; Take part in Mental Health Week; WorkCover partners with Monash University on high risk claim research; Remember your reason for staying safe at work; and more.


Get involved in Electricity Safety Week 2017

It’s Electricity Safety Week 4 to 8 September so get involved and make electrical safety a priority today. With events tailored for electrical workers and contractors, it’s a great opportunity to improve safety leadership skills and network with others in your industry.


Billboard workers overhead powerlines electric shock

On 7 August 2017, two workers in an uninsulated elevating work platform contacted an 11 kV powerline with the six metre aluminium sail track they were reinstalling on a billboard. Both workers suffered a severe electrical shock and burns from contacting the high voltage lines.

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