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New law aims to prevent construction deaths

Reported by Stephen | 26 May, 2017

New laws proposed to parliament by the Palaszczuk Government will enable the state’s building regulator to take action where there is a threat to the safety of workers on construction sites.

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New law targets deadly workplace practices in Queensland

Reported by Stephen | 22 May, 2017

Following an interim recommendation from the Best Practice Review of Workplace Health and Safety, the Queensland Government will introduce the new offence of “negligence causing death”.

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Tough quad bike laws now in force

Reported by Stephen | 06 Feb, 2017

Quad bike riders and their passengers are now required by law to wear an approved motorcycle helmet when operating on roads and road-related areas, according to new laws that came into effect on 1 February 2017 in Queensland.

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Children below 8 years prohibited from riding quad bike on roads in Queensland

Reported by Haydee | 30 Jan, 2017

Starting 1 February 2017, children under the age of 8 will be prohibited from riding quad bikes and utility off-road vehicles being used on road, as well as any child of any age if they are not yet capable of sitting with their feet flat on the floor and hands on handholds in Queensland.

Safe System of Work VS SWMS: Are they the same?

Reported by Monica | 01 Nov, 2016

Two tools that can assist organisations in creating safe work environments are safe systems of work and safe work method statements. But what are they? Aren’t they the same thing and how do they help me manage safety in the workplace?