Installation of safety-critical fasteners attracts attention
19 March 2018
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ) has recently shared information with the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) about sub-standard installation of safety-critical fasteners in concrete substrates.
Non-conforming building products
On 24 August 2017, legislation addressing non-conforming building products was passed by the Queensland Parliament. This legislation is the first of its kind in Australia.
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Industrial Manslaughter In Queensland - 20 Years Imprisonment
The Queensland Government has broken ranks with other States and Territories in Australia in the managenment of work health and safety with the introduction of the Work Health & Safety and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2017 and a proposed new offence of Induatrial Manslaughter.
The creation of the offence of indsutrial manslaughter picks up on the recommendations of the Best Practice Review of Work Health & Safety in Queensland and follows on the heels of the fatalities at Eagle Farm Racecourse and Dreamworld last year.
The proposed lawa will provide a maximum penalty of $10 million for a corporate offender and 20 years imprisonment for any individual who commits industrial manslaughter.