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eSAFE Rural - September 2019

In this edition: Young Queenslanders highlight farm safety messages, Labour hire laws go from strength to strength, Q fever risk increases as drought continues, National survey finds Queensland has highest on-farm deaths and injuries, Serious injuries from sugarcane fire lead to $35,000 fine, Focus on worker mental health and much more.


Crane contacts overhead powerlines

Queensland’s Electrical Safety Office (ESO) and Workplace Health and Safety Queensland are investigating an incident where a mobile crane contacted overhead powerlines. One worker was electrocuted, another suffered serious injuries, while a third required hospital treatment. Investigations are continuing.


Worker burned in fuel explosion

In August 2019, a worker suffered burns when fuel vapour ignited causing an explosion. The worker was refuelling a boat, when for reasons yet to be established, fuel vapour ignited causing an explosion. Investigations are continuing.


Medical items table of costs - 2019 annual review

23 Sep 2019 | WorkCover Queensland
Topics: Insurance

WorkCover Queensland will again review and update the table of costs for medical treatment applicable for workers’ compensation in Queensland on 1 December 2019.


Young Queenslanders highlight farm safety messages

The works of a dozen talented Queensland primary school students will once again showcase important farm safety messages in a colourful calendar that’s become a must-have household favourite.


2019 Safe Work and Return to Work Awards finalists announced

Next month’s Safe Work and Return to Work Awards ceremony in Brisbane will showcase Queensland’s best work health and safety, rehabilitation and return to work champions.


Winch type sign failures

Industry: Construction

The purpose of this safety alert is to highlight the risk of winch type (wind up) sign failure and risk control measures to help avoid further incidents. This alert applies to winch type signs supplied by SpaceAge Signs and supersedes the alert released in 2014. The principles in this alert may apply to other brands of winch type signs.

Date issued: 19 Sep 2019


Government finalises new code in battle against silicosis

Industry: Construction

Queensland will introduce Australia’s first Code of Practice for the stone benchtop industry, Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace announced today.

Date issued: 18 Sep 2019

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