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Queensland ramps up support for coal workers

Reported by Stephen | 24 Mar, 2017

Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace on Thursday said that since the re-emergence of black lung disease, the Queensland Government has ramped up efforts to tackle the disease and support those workers affected by it.

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Work-related fatalities figures updated

Reported by Stephen | 16 Mar, 2017

Latest workplace fatality figures from Safe Work Australia show 32 Australian workers have been killed at work so far this year.

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Drug and alcohol testing in the workplace

Reported by Stephen | 11 Jul, 2016

Drug and alcohol testing in the workplace is essential for a number of reasons. One of the main reasons why workers are tested for drugs or alcohol is because impairment by alcohol or drugs increases the risk of suffering an injury.

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Importance of first aid compliance in the workplace

Reported by Stephen | 04 Jul, 2016

People who are injured or become ill at work need immediate and appropriate medical attention. Workplace related injuries cost the Australian economy an estimated $60.6 billion each year, according to Safe Work Australia

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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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Tips for preventing heat-related illness

Reported by Stephen | 13 Jun, 2016

Many people are exposed to heat when working, outdoors or in hot indoor environments. Heat illness occurs when the body cannot sufficiently cool itself.

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Man airlifted after two metre fall

Reported by Stephen | 13 Jun, 2016

A man suffered serious head and spinal injuries after he fell about two metres while working at a property in Rosedale, north of Bundaberg Thursday afternoon.

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Man injured after falling from scaffolding in South East Queensland

Reported by Stephen | 07 Apr, 2016

A man has suffered a serious head injury after falling from scaffolding in South East Queensland. The incident happened on Tuesday afternoon near Maleny, about 78 kilometers north of Brisbane. Paramedics assessed the 30-year-old man at the scene before taking him to Nambour hospital for further treatment. Statistics from Safe Work Australia show more than …