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Two workers burnt in chemical explosion

In May 2018, two workers were seriously injured in a fire, possibly caused by an explosion, while combining chemicals in a four bay metal garage. Both required hospital treatment for serious burns. Investigations are continuing.


Get ready to renew your policy from 1 July

12 Jun 2018 | WorkCover Queensland
Topics: Insurance

Employers must declare their wages to WorkCover annually to ensure they have the right level of cover when renewing their policy. We're here to help you prepare for 1 July so you can have peace of mind that your workers and business are covered.


Respect the Power campaign is brought to you by 33,000 volts

11 Jun 2018 | Electrical Safety Office

Have you seen our new #RespectThePower social media campaign raising awareness of powerline safety at work and at home? Homeowners and workers are being reminded that powerlines can be unforgiving, even lethal.


WorkCover Queensland maintains $1.20 average premium rate for 2018-19

11 Jun 2018 | WorkCover Queensland
Topics: Insurance

As announced yesterday by Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace, WorkCover Queensland’s 2018-19 average premium rate remains at $1.20 per $100 of wages for the fifth consecutive year.


Worker killed by pressurised gas hose

In May 2018, a worker received severe head injuries while removing a hose from a 100 tonne pressure vessel. Initial inquiries indicate the worker was bleeding the vessel when he was struck on the head by the hose, rendering him unconscious. He died of his injuries in hospital. Investigations are continuing.


Return to work services panel tender closing soon

04 Jun 2018 | WorkCover Queensland

WorkCover Queensland encourages all interested parties to submit their application for the Return to work services panel tender which closes at 2pm Australian Eastern Standard Time on Monday 11 June 2018.


Worker run over by forklift

Industry: Manufacturing

In May 2018, a worker was struck and run over by a forklift in the loading bay of an industrial workplace on the Gold Coast. Initial inquiries indicate he was standing in the loading bay when the forklift reversed away after returning product to an outside rack. The forklift hit him, seriously injuring his leg and shoulder. Inquiries are continuing.


Power line risk sparks innovation at Bishopp Billboards

29 May 2018 | Electrical Safety Office

Installing billboard signage can be a dangerous business, especially when working near overhead power lines.

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