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Lifting clutch failure

Industry: Construction

The purpose of this health and safety alert is to inform workers, employers, builders and designers of the risk of failure of lifting clutches associated with tilt-up and pre-cast concrete erection.

Date issued: 07 Nov 2019


Abattoir fatality after worker crushed by machinery

In July 2019, a worker was manually handling goat carcasses when he was trapped by a hydraulically operated stainless-steel bucket, sustaining fatal crush injuries.


High pressure water blaster used on asbestos roof

Industry: Construction

In June 2019, two people used a high-pressure water blaster on a corrugated asbestos cement roof (super six roof). As a result, asbestos contaminated dust and debris (ACD) ended up on neighbouring residential properties.


Concrete pumping Code of Practice 2019

Industry: Construction

The new code replaces the existing code on 2 December 2019. On 24 October 2019, the Minister for Education and Minster for Industrial Relations approved the Concrete pumping Code of Practice 2019 which commences on 2 December 2019.


eSAFE - August 2019

In this edition: New research to support workers diagnosed with silicosis, Step off the sidelines and stand up for safety during Safe Work Month, Preventing sprains and strains starts with a conversation, Embracing drones to enhance safety, Crackdown on unsafe asbestos activity, Work-related violence and aggression in health services and much more.


Elastic spring-back in wear plates on excavator buckets

Industry: Construction

The purpose of this safety alert is to highlight the risk of elastic energy being released when wear plates on excavator buckets or similar parts on other equipment are being removed or repaired.

Date issued: 30 Oct 2019


Logan/Browns Plains sparkies – we need your help!

30 Oct 2019 | Electrical Safety Office

Logan/Browns Plains sparkies in particular should keep an eye out for Dielle YK78 Model Residual Current Device (RCD) recalled by the supplier due to a risk of electrical fire and electric shock.


eSAFE - October 2019

In this edition: More successful prosecutions under Queensland’s labour hire laws, Queensland Safe Work Awards honour innovators; Scissor hoist death leads to fine and guarding improvements; Audits to target sprain and strain hazards; Reduce sedentary work and BeUpstanding!; and much more.

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