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Precast wall panel failure

Industry: Construction

The purpose of this health and safety alert is to inform workers, employers, builders and designers of the risk of falling concrete elements attached to the perimeter of buildings under construction.

Date issued: 10 Jul 2018

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Workers fall through second storey floor

Industry: Construction

In May 2018, two workers fell to the ground when the second storey floor of a residential building under construction collapsed after materials were placed on it by a crane. One worker sustained a broken ankle. Investigations are continuing.

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DC isolating switches in solar photovoltaic (PV) installations

09 Jul 2018 | Electrical Safety Office
Topics: Electricity

From 30 June 2018, DC isolating switches used in solar PV and renewable energy installations must comply with a Level 3 certification under the Electrical Equipment Safety System (EESS). The new standard has improved safety outcomes for isolators used in renewable energy installations.

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Falling objects from personnel and material hoists

Industry: Construction

The purpose of this alert is to highlight the risk of falling objects when zip ties (cable ties) are used to attach weights to the outside of personnel and material hoist cars. The same principles apply wherever zip ties are being used to secure parts where there is a risk to people from falling objects.

Date issued: 03 Jul 2018

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Safe Work and Return to Work Award nominations close soon

Time is running out for Queensland workplaces to enter the 2018 Safe Work and Return to Work Awards, with nominations closing on Friday 6 July.

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It’s time to renew your WorkCover accident insurance policy

01 Jul 2018 | WorkCover Queensland
Topics: Insurance

Your accident insurance policy with WorkCover Queensland—which covers your business for the cost of any work-related injuries to your workers—is due for renewal. You need to declare your wages information to us by 31 August 2018 so we can calculate your premium.

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eSAFE - June 2018

In this edition: Review gives Queensland workers’ compensation scheme big thumbs up; Mandatory training for health and safety reps in Queensland; Work safety codes toughened to better protect workers; Safe Work Month registrations and sponsorships now open!; No risk assessment costs worker his life and company huge fine; and much more.

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Review gives Queensland workers’ compensation scheme big thumbs up

An independent review of Queensland’s workers’ compensation scheme, tabled in Parliament on 29 June 2018, has found the scheme is performing well and does not require major reform.

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