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.
A steel company has been fined for failing to ensure safety after a truck driver fell from his trailer while he was unloading steel at Pinkenba three years ago.
A plumbing company in Brisbane was fined for failing to supervise a young worker.
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.
Physical inactivity and excessive occupational sitting can lead to serious health conditions including obesity, cardiovascular diseases, and cancer, as well as serious injuries.
The death of a timber cutter while working alone in the town of Monto prompted Workplace Health and Safety Queensland to remind workers of the importance of making safety a priority for remote forest workers.
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.
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland will host a supply chain symposium on 10 November.
Two workers died after a concrete slab collapsed on them at a racecourse worksite.
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland urged contractors and tradespeople who disconnect electricity supply or evade the Energex or Ergon Energy supply abolishment processes before conducting demolition or renovation work to stop this unsafe and illegal practices in order to prevent incidents from occurring.