Category Archives: Occupational health & safety

Laboratory safety | Relevant workplace accidents/incidents including those where fatal injuries and investigations occur.

Lynda.com at State Library

State Library of Queensland Online Resources

Queensland residents have free access to more than 3,000 top-quality courses and 136,000 video tutorials for learning the latest commercial software, creative and business skills through lynda.com, a web-based video service. Courses cover topics such as business management, leadership, marketing, multimedia, design, web development and more.

The state-wide subscription allows all Queenslanders unlimited access to the online courses from any compatible desktop or portable device, whether on a library computer, at their home or business or on the go.

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New figures show quad bikes are a farmer’s enemy

ABC Rural News Lara Webster 24 July 2015

The latest statistics from Farmsafe Australia show quad bikes are at the top of the danger list for farmers.
This week marks National Farm Safety Week and safety advocates have called for more stringent regulations around the use of quad bikes.
Nationally four-wheelers have been responsible for eight deaths already this year and have overtaken tractors as the most common cause of farm accidents.

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Cairns inquest to investigate coral trout fisherman’s death at Bowden Reef near Townsville

ABC News Isobel Roe 24 July 2015

A coroner will examine the death of a coral trout fisherman on a north Queensland reef at in inquest in Cairns, in far north Queensland, today.
Glenn Anthony Wilson, 39, was employed as a commercial fisherman at Reef Pacific when he died at work in July 2013.
He was one of several fishers searching for coral trout at Bowden Reef, off the coast near Townsville, when his boat capsized.

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Traumatised cop sues state for $1.25m

Courier Mail Kay Dibben 20 July 2015

A FORMER police scenes-of-crime officer, who claims he was left for years in a job that exposed him to too many mutilated and dead bodies, is suing the State Government for $1.25 million.

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Defence ‘actively considering’ review into link between toxic jet fuel and birth defects

ABC News 14 July 2015

The Department of Defence is “actively considering” a major review of all scientific evidence to see whether exposure to toxic jet fuel and other chemicals caused birth defects in the children of military personnel.

In a statement to the ABC, Defence confirmed the prospect of a review, which would examine existing scientific literature on the capacity of fuel to cause foetal abnormalities and reproductive problems.

However, it said it would not conduct its own research.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-07-14/defence-actively-considering-jet-fuel-review/6617876

RAAF jet fuel: Defence personnel call for inquiry after reporting wide range of serious illnesses

ABC News 30 June 2015

Current and former Defence Force personnel are calling for a wide-ranging inquiry into whether thousands of servicemen and women have suffered serious illnesses due to exposure to toxic jet fuel.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-06-30/defence-personnel-call-for-jet-fuel-inquiry-range-of-illnesses/6583982

Man dies at rubbish tip near Bundaberg

Brisbane Times Kim Stephens June 24, 2015

A contractor has died after being run over by heavy machinery at a Bundaberg Regional Council tip.
Workplace health and safety officers are investigating the incident, which occurred at a council-run waste transfer and recycling centre on Potters Road in Qunaba, inland of Bargara on Wednesday.

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