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Electrical safety in ceiling spaces campaign launched

Reported by Haydee | 19 May, 2014

Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Jarrod Bleijie, launched a new roof safety campaign which aims to warn workers about electrical safety risks when working in ceiling spaces.  Caboolture News reported that Mr Bleijie stood beside the father of Matthew Fuller, the first worker killed while installing insulation in 2009, to announce the program. The campaign …

Proposed Changes to QLD OHS Safety Laws will Risk Lives According to Union

Reported by Zoe | 05 Oct, 2013

According to proposed OHS changes by the attorney general in QLD, unions wanting to inspect safety breaches will have to wait 24 hours to access construction sites. The purpose of these changes, according to Jarrod Bleijie, is to make sure that all safety issues are dealt with by the government’s safety regulator and to “stop …

Queenslanders, winners in 8th National Safe Work Awards

Reported by Haydee | 02 May, 2013

Three Queenslanders were among the winners of the recently concluded 8th National Safe Work Awards. Attorney General and Minister for Justice Jarrod Bleijie congratulated the winners. “Queensland is well and truly leading the way in making our workplaces safer for everyone,” said Mr Belijie. “The Safe Work Awards show just what can be achieved when …

Safety forums receive strong support from construction and transport industries

Reported by Haydee | 31 Aug, 2012

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland recently conducted successful construction and transport forums which highlighted the importance of ensuring safe workplaces. The Zero Harm at Work Leadership Program forums held in recent weeks received strong support from industry leaders committing themselves to safer workplaces. The building and construction industry forum and the transport forum gave industry …

Queensland government willing to amend workplace health and safety laws

Reported by Haydee | 31 Aug, 2012

Hon Jarrod BleijiePhoto: Queensland Government website Queensland’s attorney general said he is willing to minimise burdensome workplace health and safety laws if necessary. Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie chaired a roundtable discussion on Wednesday with industry groups to examine the national Workplace Health and Safety laws introduced to Queensland in January. He said the Government is committed …

QLD: Workers’ compensation review to commence soon

Reported by Haydee | 26 Jun, 2012

Hon Jarrod Bleijie Photo: QLD Government website This month, Attorney General Jarrod Bleijie announced the Queensland Workers Compensation scheme will be reviewed by a parliamentary committee ahead of a 2013 deadline. The five-year review, legislated under the Workers Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003, will be spearheaded by MPs in an open and transparent manner. In …