Workers set to kick butt on construction of Queensland Children's Hospital
A new program aimed at improving the health of construction workers is targeting smoking rates in the industry, which are higher than in any other.
Work health and safety laws: frequently asked questions
In the lead up to and following implementation of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 and the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011, Workplace Health and Safety Queensland liaised closely with construction industry employers, workers, unions and employer groups. Here are the answers to the questions most frequently asked by industry.
Update on codes of practice for the construction industry
Codes of practice provide practical guidance for people with work health and safety duties about how to achieve the standards required under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011, and about effective ways to identify and manage risks.
Ongoing campaign focuses on major risks on construction sites
Most civil construction sites combine the movement of people, equipment, and vehicles in the same space. These hazards create risks that, if not properly managed, can result in serious injuries and fatalities.
National campaign to improve safety for working on roads
Working on or near public roads is recognised by regulators and industry as a high-risk construction activity, particularly for general and civil construction contractors and employees, utility service providers, and traffic control workers.
Engaging young workers in workplace health and safety
The injury rate among young workers has been steadily increasing over the past few years in Queensland with young workers suffering higher rates of work related injuries than older workers.
Operating cranes and mobile plant in the vicinity of overhead electric lines
Contact with overhead electric lines is a serious risk when operating a crane or other plant as it can be extremely difficult for crane or plant operators to see or judge distances from them.
Managing the risk of working at heights
More than 180 people attended Workplace Health and Safety Queensland's (WHSQ's) recent briefing session about obligations under, and WHSQ's approach to enforcing the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 and the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011. The briefing focused on WHSQ's legislative guide to Working at heights in construction.
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