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New and improved ‘Claims & return to work’ pages

10 Jan 2019 | Shared content
Topics: Return to work

WorkCover Queensland and the Office of Industrial Relations have worked together to update the content previously found under the ‘Rehab & claims’ section of this website, with the goal to improve your experience by making information easier to find and understand.

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Test before you touch

08 Jan 2019 | Electrical Safety Office
Topics: Electricity

As we start the New Year it is a good time to remind all electrical workers to always test before you touch. Treat every circuit or piece of electrical equipment as live until tested and proven not to be live.

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Take your time through roadworks heading out for holidays

Queensland motorists have been urged to slow down and keep calm while driving through roadworks over the Christmas and New Year break to ensure road-workers have a safe holiday too.

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Heat stress warning for Queensland workplaces

With above average daytime temperatures forecast in the months ahead, Queensland workplaces are urged to take extra care when employees brave the heat.

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Don’t let work Christmas parties get silly this season

Celebrating success and the end of another working year should be the focus as the ‘silly season’ approaches and work Christmas parties get underway.

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Worker suffers serious crush injuries in concrete pump hopper

In November 2018, a concrete pump operator has sustained serious injuries when his arm was caught in moving parts within the receiving hopper of a concrete pump. Early investigations indicate the worker was in the process of cleaning inside the concrete pump hopper when a moving component activated and seriously injured his arm.

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Safe support of overhead services - Insert anchors

The purpose of this health and safety alert is to highlight the risks of falling overhead building services caused by the failure of insert anchors. Overhead building services include air conditioning ducts, cable trays, water pipes and waste pipes.

Date issued: 17 Dec 2018

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Townsville timber company cops hefty fine after workplace tragedy

A Townsville timber company has been fined $210,000 in the Townsville Magistrates Court after a truck driver was crushed to death in a workplace incident in 2016.

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