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WorkCover Queensland positively promoting mentally healthy workplaces

07 Aug 2017 | WorkCover Queensland

WorkCover Queensland and the Office of Industrial Relations are collaborating with SuperFriend Mental Health Promotion Foundation to improve corporate leadership advocacy for mentally healthy workplaces.

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Electrical Licensing Committee disciplinary outcomes

04 Aug 2017 | Electrical Safety Office

Under the Electrical Safety Act 2002, disciplinary action can be taken against electrical licence holders who perform unsafe, negligent or incompetent electrical work, including licence cancellation or suspension, fines or orders for faulty work to be corrected.

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Not doing routine maintenance has fatal consequences

A waste recycling business which failed to do routine maintenance on an excavator and cost a worker his life has been fined $200,000 in the Richlands Magistrates Court.

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eSAFE Construction - July 2017

Industry: Construction

In this edition: Emerald company fined $75,000 over collapsed trench; Gold Coast falls from heights prompt warning to ensure safety; Industry welcomes new tower crane code of practice; Case study: Gay Constructions boosting safety; New on the spot fines for safety breaches around powerlines; and much more.

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Roofing company exposed workers and public to asbestos

Industry: Construction

A Brisbane roofing company has been fined $100,000 and convicted in the Brisbane Magistrates Court for failing to handle and safely dispose of asbestos.

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There's nothing like getting back for getting better

Topics: Return to work

Looking after Queenslanders injured on the job, plus their rehabilitation and safe return to work, are priorities for not only workers and employers, but the Government.

Date issued: 18 Jul 2017

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New on the spot fines for safety breaches around powerlines

18 Jul 2017 | Electrical Safety Office

Prompted by nine serious electrical incidents in the past 12 months, two new electrical safety on the spot fines have been introduced to make sure employers take steps to keep workers safe around powerlines.

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Keep workers and equipment safely away from powerlines

10 Jul 2017 | Electrical Safety Office

Two new electrical safety on the spot fines were introduced on 30 June to make sure employers put measures into place to keep workers safe while working around powerlines, following nine serious electrical incidents in the past 12 months.

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