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Workplace Health and Safety Queensland has published an online benchmarking tool for businesses

Apr 11, 2019

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland has published an online benchmarking tool for businesses to assess their work health and safety, rehabilitation and return to work, and worker health and wellbeing systems.
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WHS Queensland - High Risk Update

Apr 11, 2019

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ) has concluded a series of High-Risk Licence seminars throughout Queensland.
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Welcome TAE 2016 - ASQA sets new course in motion

Apr 11, 2019

In early April 2016, ASQA (Australian Skills and Quality Authority) announced that the current TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment will be superseded by TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.
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Vicki Anziliero joins the team at WorkSafe Connect

Apr 11, 2019

WorkSafe Connect is pleased to announce the appointment of Vicki Anziliero as Commercial Manager within the WorkSafe Connect management team.
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Unique Student Identifier (USI) Required For All RTO Students in 2015

Apr 11, 2019

From 1 January 2015, any individual undertaking nationally recognised training delivered by a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Students will be unable to receive a qualification or statement of attainment without first having a USI.
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Time to update your codes of practice?

Apr 11, 2019

On 1 April 2016, the 23 codes of practice made under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (Cth) (WHS Act) were revoked and remade as separate instruments.
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Taking Care of Your Mates - R U Ok Day

Apr 11, 2019

One of the great Australian values is mateship. This quintessential Australian trait sees us look for our mates at work, at a sporting event or a night out at the pub.
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Standard 11 - GI Coal Surface Program - Time to refresh

Apr 11, 2019

The Generic Induction (GI) Programme is the first step in ensuring that all individuals working on mine sites have the capability to operate safely in their roles.
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Small Business Flood Assistance Package

Apr 11, 2019

The Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development, the Honourable Shannon Fentiman has announced relief measures to help Townsville's small businesses impacted by the severe flooding.
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Safe Work Month - October - Start planning now

Apr 11, 2019

Join Queensland's Safety Ambassador Shane Webcke and a host of work health and safety experts, celebrities and industry success stories, and show your commitment to improving work health and safety this October during Safe Work Month.
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Responding to bullying - Safe Work Australia Updates Guidelines

Apr 11, 2019

To help provide greater guidance to both managers and workers with regards to workplace bullying, Safe Work Australia has recently updated two guidelines.
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Resources at your fingertips

Apr 11, 2019

At WorkSafe Connect we are committed to delivering the best compliance, safety and training related services to individuals and organisations across Australia.
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Olympian Named QLD Mental Health Ambassador

Apr 11, 2019

Olympic gold medalist and world record holding swimmer Libby Trickett has been appointed Queensland’s Mental Health Ambassador, tasked with raising awareness of the issue within the workplace.
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NQ Safety Leadership Group championing Work Safe Month Oct 2015

Apr 11, 2019

Work Safe Month is part of a National Workplace Health and Safety QLD initiative encouraging all working Queenslanders to get involved in safety at their workplace, helping to reduce the incidence of death, injury and disease.
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New Reach Stacker High Risk Licence- Queensland - 1 January 2017

Apr 11, 2019

Transitional provisions under Queensland Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 will effect operators of Reach Stackers from 1 January 2017 onwards.
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Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention

Apr 11, 2019

August was national Tradies Health Month; an initiative by the Australian Physiotherapy Association to help educate tradies to keep a check on their safety, health and well-being, as they are amongst the highest industries for compensation claims in Australia for serious injury and disease.
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Mandatory Training for Health and Safety Representatives

Apr 11, 2019

Health and Safety Representatives (HSR) training now mandatory 6 months to complete training post-election 1 January 2019 cut off for existing HSRs Changes to the mandatory responsibility of the Workplace in the appointment, negotiation, and training of Health and Safety Representatives (HSR) took effect on July 1, 2018.
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Is it time to think outside the box?

Apr 11, 2019

Safety is an important part of any industry and the mostly likely, and traditional, way of teaching safety is though formal documents, many that can be long and complicated.
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How training can be beneficial to safety in the workplace – IQA Townsville/Cairns

Apr 11, 2019

IQA is focussed on supporting ongoing education to the surface mineral extractive and processing industries and its members include geologists, surveyors, engineers, production managers, quarry and site managers, commercial and financial managers and health and safety officers/inspectors.
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High Risk Licence Update - Changes to conditions of assessment

Apr 11, 2019

There has been some ongoing communications regarding changes to high risk work conditions/standards by Workplace Health and Safety Queensland. Specifically, this related to the requirement for nominal hours of training to be completed prior to a candidate being able to sit a practical high risk licence assessment.
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High Risk Licence Queensland - Online Applications

Apr 11, 2019

Please note that the application process for high risk licences in Queensland has recently changed. Workplace Health and Safety Queensland has recently implemented an online application process, replacing the Australia Post hard copy application.
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Forklift Safety – Preventing Fatalities

Apr 11, 2019

In October 2018 an experienced forklift operator was killed when the forklift he was operating tipped over and pinned him. All operators should hold a current high-risk work licence to operate the forklift
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Foam Extinguishers to be phased out – Queensland

Apr 11, 2019

On Friday July 8th, the Queensland State Government announced that it will ban the future use of all chemical firefighting foams in the state. The ban is a result of the discovery of recent land contamination issues that occurred at the Oakey Defence Base outside of Toowoomba.
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CSQ Funded Training available – 2017-2018

Apr 11, 2019

WorkSafe Connect is excited to announce that funding is available for a range of construction related courses for the 2017-18 period. This funding comes via Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) and for this reason it is only available to certain Queensland-based individuals or companies that meet certain eligibility criteria.
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Commercial vehicle driver fatigue management training

Apr 11, 2019

WorkSafe Western Australia has recently launched an online training package focussed on fatigue management of commercial drivers.
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Code Of Practice Compliance

Apr 11, 2019

Changes to Queensland work health and safety laws see Code of Practice compliance having a greater impact on organisations. The key updates to be aware of include:
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Chemicals in the Work place - Raising the standard, managing the risks

Apr 11, 2019

Chemicals are a risk in our workplace and exposure to some can be dangerous, resulting in sickness, burns and in some extreme cases, cancer.
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Back to the Future - Workplace Health and Safety Officer Role Returns to Queensland

Apr 11, 2019

Parliament has recently passed amendments to the Work Health Safety Act 2011 including the reintroduction of the role of the WHSO
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Asbestos: Understanding your responsibilities in the workplace

Apr 11, 2019

Do you manage or control a workplace? As a duty holder under the WHS Act, you have responsibilities to protect anyone who works with asbestos.
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30 Simple ways to stay safe

Apr 11, 2019

Work Safe New South Wales has recently completed research that indicates that many businesses, particularly those in high risk industries like construction and manufacturing, are subject to about 75 regulations, which equates to some five hours of compliance work each week.
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2015 Work-related traumatic injury fatalities report now available

Apr 11, 2019

Safe Work Australia has published the latest Work-related Traumatic Injury Fatalities report, providing details on the number of people who have died in Australia from work-related injuries.
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10 Steps to ladder safety

Apr 11, 2019

Each year there are dozens of serious incidents where workers have fallen from ladders. While workers in construction, retail and building maintenance are most commonly injured, any worker using a ladder – at any height – is at risk. So what can you do to avoid becoming a statistic?
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​New Five-year Plan to lead Work Health and Safety Reform

Apr 11, 2019

The development of a 5-year plan is one of 58 recommendations from the Queensland Government Workplace Health and Safety Best Practice Review.
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New Smoke Alarm Laws - What you need to know

Apr 11, 2019

Over the next decade, all Queensland homes (including rental properties) will need to upgrade their fire alarms under legislation passed on the 23rd of February, 2016.
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