Queensland will soon establish a mandatory labour hire licensing scheme on 16 April 2018 to protect labour hire workers and safeguard labour hire providers that are ethical and responsible.
A company and its director are facing charges for the death of a worker at a waste recycling facility in Yatala in November 2015.
A new warning has been issued on more potentially dangerous portable gas cookers in Queensland.
Four people were killed at a popular theme park in a horrific river rapids ride malfunction.
Safe Work Month commences today in Queensland with a free breakfast at King George Square. Minister Grace Grace together joined Queensland Safety Ambassador Shane Webcke and Asbestos Awareness Ambassador Trevor Gillmeister during the event.
Quad bike users are invited to visit Queensland state government’s Office of Industrial Relations stand at this year’s EKKA.
In an ongoing dispute over asbestos importation in Australia, Queensland Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace reacted to Border Protection Minister Peter Dutton’s interview on Sydney radio station 2GB on Thursday
A new Commissioner for Electrical Safety in Queensland has been appointed.
Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Dr Anthony Lynham has announced the appointment of Kate du Preez as the new Commissioner for Mine Safety and Health.
The Queensland government has unveiled its plan to cut quad bike related injuries and fatalities in the state.
The North Queensland Return to Work Conference returns to Townsville in April, bringing expert insights and professional development to rehabilitation and return to work coordinators in North Queensland.
The Queensland government is moving to improve the safety of motorists and truckies by putting into action a detailed plan to reduce heavy vehicle-related accidents.
Master Electricians Australia on Thursday endorsed reforms to workplace health and safety laws in Queensland to ensure genuine safety concerns were prioritised “without being abused for industrial purposes.”
Workers and businesses are encouraged to participate in the free Workplace Quit Smoking Program, which is a key activity of the Workplaces for Wellness Initiative.
In a recent Queensland audit of workplace fatalities has revealed that the construction industry and the agriculture sector are the most dangerous in the state. A report by Workplace Health and Safety discovered that between January and June last year 19 people died after being involved in incidents in a workplace. Out of all the …
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 …
Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie introduced changes into parliament last night that propose changes to the definition of ‘worker’ under workers compensation laws that bring them into line with the tax office model. When addressing parliament he said that there is currently confusion over the definition of a worker with the current legislation and the changes are …
Employment law experts are concerned that a new trend of ‘upwards bullying’ is becoming commonplace in Queensland workplaces. There are increasing complaints about employees intimidating and threatening their bosses and it seems that female bosses and managers who are younger are frequently on the receiving end. Workers whose performance is being questioned, others who have …
A worker was injured this morning when he came into contact with a bobcat in Gladstone, Queensland. Workplace Health and Safety were called to investigate the incident where the worker has received serious leg injuries at approximately 9am. The worker was taken to the Gladstone Base Hospital with severe leg injuries and Workplace Health and …
The Ombudsman in Queensland recently recommended that a new department be set up by the State government to deal with the problems that are related to asbestos. This call is on the back of an anticipated increase in asbestos related diseases because of the boom in the states home renovations. A report that was presented …