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Safe Work Month commences today in Queensland with a community brekky

Reported by Haydee | 05 Oct, 2016

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.

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Queensland gets first female mine safety commissioner

Reported by Stephen | 15 Jun, 2016

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.

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Return to Work Conference returns to Townsville in 2016

Reported by Stephen | 17 Feb, 2016

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.

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Changes to QLD workplace health and safety laws endorsed

Reported by Haydee | 08 Apr, 2014

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.”

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Workplace Quit Smoking Program

Reported by Haydee | 27 Feb, 2014

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.

Ergon Energy Spreads Electrical Safety Message in Queensland

Reported by Admin | 16 Aug, 2013

Because of a couple of recent dangerous electrical “incidents” that involved machinery the Community Health and Safety team from Ergon Energy are stepping up their activities in Toowoomba. Three incidents happened within the space of a week where excavators and a crane contacted power lines in the area, the result being that power supply was …

Queensland’s Most Dangerous Industries Revealed

Reported by Admin | 05 May, 2013

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 …

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 …

Queensland Workers Comp Law Changes Redefine ‘Worker’

Reported by Admin | 01 May, 2013

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 …

Upwards Bullying Becoming a Trend in Queensland According to Law Experts

Reported by Admin | 22 Apr, 2013

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 …

Gladstone Man Injured by Bobcat

Reported by Admin | 09 Apr, 2013

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 …

Concern that Home Renovation Boom Will Increase Incidence of Mesothelioma

Reported by Admin | 22 Mar, 2013

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 …

Registrations Open Soon for 2013 Remote Workers Forum in QLD

Reported by Admin | 23 Jan, 2013

The unique environment that is Australia provides some very unique challenges for anyone that works remotely. There are extremes from desert heat to subzero temperatures with massive distances that create difficulties with communications. This Remote Workers Forum will be focused on examining the complexity of managing workers in this vast land and all of the …

Resources for Running a ‘Stop for Safety’ Event in QLD

Reported by Admin | 20 Jan, 2013

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland have made available a number of resources to encourage workplaces to run ‘Stop for Safety’ events for their workers. The kits contain everything that is needed to host a short health and safety event, about 30 minutes, on one or four different topics. The purpose of a ‘Stop for Safety’ …

Worker died from suspected heat stroke

Reported by Haydee | 14 Jan, 2013

Photo: SafetyCulture Library A man who died after falling ill at a site on the outskirts of Roma in Queensland is suspected to have suffered from heat stroke. According to ABC News, paramedics were called to treat the 38-year-old worker at the site in Mooga. He suffered from a heart attack on the way to …