A Cairns sand and gravel business has been fined $125,000 after one of its apprentices suffered a serious work injury last year
In August 2018, a worker’s arm was partially amputated when the quad bike he was operating collided with a mechanical pruner. One worker was operating a mechanical pruner attached to the front of a tractor to prune the bottom branches from macadamia trees. Another worker was operating a quad bike nearby. The quad bike and its operator contacted the pruner resulting in a partial arm amputation. Investigations are continuing.
Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace has today issued an urgent safety warning for workers and employers in Queensland’s engineered stone benchtop manufacturing industry.
It's a wrap for our second Electricity Safety Week and we hope you all had the opportunity to get involved and attend an event. Checkout the highlights of the week and if you missed out you can access some resources and also enter our competition.
This alert is to highlight the significant health risks caused by exposure to respirable crystalline silica (RCS) for workers in engineered stone benchtop manufacturing, finishing and installation industries.
Date issued: 18 Sep 2018
Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace has announced the finalists in the 2018 Safe Work and Return to Work Awards, with 35 finalists across 10 categories.
Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace visited New Farm State School today to officially launch Electrical Safey Week (10 – 14 September) and the Energy Queensland’s Safety Heroes Program.
- Last updated
- 29 May 2017