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Getting back to work campaign 2017

Reported by Haydee | 19 Jul, 2017

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.

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New safety toolkit for young workers

Reported by Haydee | 13 Jun, 2017

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.

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Nominations open for 2017 Safe Work and Return to Work Awards

Reported by Haydee | 28 Apr, 2017

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.

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Children below 8 years prohibited from riding quad bike on roads in Queensland

Reported by Haydee | 30 Jan, 2017

Starting 1 February 2017, children under the age of 8 will be prohibited from riding quad bikes and utility off-road vehicles being used on road, as well as any child of any age if they are not yet capable of sitting with their feet flat on the floor and hands on handholds in Queensland.

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Tips to reduce risk of excessive occupational sitting

Reported by Haydee | 24 Jan, 2017

Physical inactivity and excessive occupational sitting can lead to serious health conditions including obesity, cardiovascular diseases, and cancer, as well as serious injuries.

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Minister Grace to discuss water safety with Cairns tourism reps

Reported by Haydee | 21 Dec, 2016

Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace is set to meet with Cairns tourism representatives next week following four snorkeling deaths in the last month. The last incident involved a 75-year-old Japanese tourist who lost her life on the Moore Reef.