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Poultry producer fined $90,000 over workplace injury

A Nerang poultry producer has been fined $90,000 after a worker was run over by a forklift that had its reverse warning beepers switched off because of noise complaints. Read More

Submissions invited – possible extension of workers’ compensation coverage for certain gig economy workers, and bailee taxi and limousine drivers.

As part of its commitment to fair and transparent government, this Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) will inform the Queensland Government’s investigation into a possible extension of workers’ compensation coverage to certain gig economy workers (for example ‘work on demand’ including r... Read More

Audience members injured at horse racing event

In March 2019, spectators were injured when they were struck by a mobile starting barrier at a harness racing event (a form of horse racing). The mobile starting barrier consists of a motor vehicle with gates mounted on either side and that fold inward towards the vehicle. When the gates fold up, th... Read More

High-pressure water blaster used on asbestos roof

In February 2019, a painting contractor used a high-pressure water blaster on a corrugated asbestos cement roof, commonly known as a super six roof. Asbestos contaminated dust and debris (ACD) was distributed throughout the grounds of the domestic residence and onto two neighbouring domestic residen... Read More

Hazards of using load skates

This safety alert has been issued to highlight the risk of serious injury or death when using load skates to move top-heavy loads. Load skates are also referred to as machine or machinery skates, load trollies, heavy load dollies and load rollers. Read More

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