The Queensland Health & Safety Reps Support Service and the Queensland Council of Unions are proud to launch a new online interactive mental health WHS training course. While we commemorate those who have died at work it is just as important to fight for all workers in our workplaces to protect them from physical as […]
The HSR Support Service’s regular newsletter – HSR News – is out for April. Features include COVID-19, resources to maintain mental health, and Workers Memorial Day on 28 April.
The Queensland HSR Support Service conducted a briefing for Queensland HSRs on 31 March, covering the various impacts and implications of COVID-19 on workplaces. Slides of a presentation made to the briefing are now available for download and further information.
Loading and unloading trucks at workplaces can be hazardous, depending on the type of material being handled, nature of the task, and the weather conditions. In January in Queensland, a truck driver suffered leg injuries when a stone slab fell from a truck. It appears the stone was secured to an ‘A’ frame with straps. […]
Workers across many industries are at the forefront of Australia’s heightened national response to the emerging Coronavirus. While state and federal governments are responsible for national control Ameasures, all workers – and their health and safety representatives – can have a major say on workplace control measures to reduce the potential for coronavirus infection. It […]
Workers across many industries are at the forefront of our coordinated national response to the emerging Coronavirus. A principal focus in this response should be on ensuring the health and wellbeing of workers, particularly in sectors such as health, transport and education. Accurate information about the virus, and access to appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) […]
The third edition of the HSR Support Service news can now be downloaded. Articles focus on responding to control measures for Coronavirus; a followup on using ladders in the workplace, and; a report on the ongoing situation around silicosis in Queensland stonemasons. Drop us an email on email@example.com to join the mailing list for HSR […]
Continued guidance on electrical safety standards remains available following the automatic expiry of three electrical safety codes of practice on 1 January 2020. Incorporating minor amendments following reviews for technical accuracy, usability and readability, supplemented by targeted consultation with key stakeholders, the three expiring codes of practice have been re-made with effect from 2 January […]
The second edition of the HSR Support Service news can now be downloaded. Articles focus on industrial manslaughter laws; advice around dealing with bushfire damaged properties, and; protecting against the impacts of heat stress in the workplace. Drop us an email on firstname.lastname@example.org to join the mailing list for HSR Support News.
The first edition of the Health & Safety Reps Support Service News is now available for download. HSR Support Service Coordinator Damien McGarry has gathered together updates and news about work health and safety in Queensland, with resources for health and safety reps to make their workplaces safer. The October 2019 edition focuses on mental […]