An incident this month in which a young man was killed while operating a boom elevating work platform (EWP) on a construction site prompted Workplace Health and Safety Queensland to issue a safety reminder.
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland released a safety alert to highlight the risk of trench collapse when a shoring box or any trench support system does not extend for the full depth of the trench.
State parliament passed new industrial manslaughter laws this month following the Dreamworld incident in 2016.
Queensland’s Getting back advertising campaign was launched today with Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace reminding employers to encourage and support injured staff to recover at work.
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland issued a safety alert following an incident in September, in which a worker sustained serious head injuries while operating a portable hydraulically powered jack.
The alert provides guidance for building owners, schools, local government, building managers and body corporates about minimizing the risk of roof collapse, and focuses on roofs with trusses that have large continuous spans and timber trusses with tiled roofs.
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland has recently released a safety alert to highlight the risks associated with single hand operated hock cutters used in the meat processing industry.
A waste recycling company has been fined $200,000 in the Richlands Magistrates Court after failing to do routine maintenance on an excavator, which resulted to the death of a worker.
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland issues safety reminder following serious falls from height at the Gold Coast
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland has recently released a reminder to all workers and employers to prevent serious falls from height following several recent incidents at the Gold Coast currently being investigated.
Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace have asked WorkCover Queensland and Workplace Health and Safety Queensland to conduct another Getting back advertising campaign, which was last done in 2015.
A teenage boy sustained serious injuries after falling from height in south east Queensland on Wednesday afternoon.
Two new electrical safety on the spot fines have been introduced on 30 June to ensure that workers are safe while working around powerlines, following 9 serious electrical safety incidents in the past 12 months.
An investigation has been launched after a man fell through a roof at a factory on the Gold Coast.
Farmers can use aluminium phosphide on their properties without fumigation licence but Workplace Health and Safety Queensland advises that once removed from the property, fumigation should only be done by a licensed pest management technician.
A new safety and toolkit have been introduced by Workplace Health and Safety Queensland to help employers, youth service providers, parents and education and training providers connect with young workers on work health and safety.
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland has produced a new guide to assist workers and businesses work safely with hydraulics.
Nominations are now being accepted for this year’s Safe Work and Return to Work Awards, which highlights outstanding innovations and success in work health and safety and rehabilitation and return to work.
A dive company in North Queensland has pleaded guilty to breaching its responsibility under the Safety in Recreational Water Activities Act 2011 following the death of a U.K. tourist during a scuba dive near Hayman Island in 2015.
A ride operator has been fined $80,000 following a worker’s death in an amusement ride at Collingwood Park State School’s Christmas Carols in 2014.
The Brisbane District Court upheld Workplace Health and Safety Queensland’s appeal to increase fine for a work safety breach from $90,000 to $125,000.
Queensland’s recreational diving and snorkeling code of practice will be overhauled, as announced by Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace.