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Overview of WHSQ interventions for 2011-2012

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland each year identifies problem areas to focus audit and compliance measures over the next 12 months. Here is a sneak peek at the 2011-2012 campaigns.

For 2011-12, Workplace Health and Safety Queensland interventions will target industries and work practices where statistics show more needs to be done to protect workers. This year’s interventions include:

  • rollout of PErforM (a program aimed at reducing hazardous manual task risks through workplace based teams assessing risks and developing solutions)
  • risks in metal and plastics manufacturing
  • red meat and poultry processing
  • liquefied natural gas industry
  • securing loads on trucks
  • establishing regional networks in the transport industry
  • rural industry mobile plant and older workers
  • quad bikes
  • manual tasks in the fruit and vegetable industry
  • major hazards in the civil construction industry
  • concrete pumping
  • swing stage scaffolding
  • load handling at construction sites
  • establishing regional networks in the health and community services industry
  • young workers in the retail industry
  • psychosocial injuries in the education sector
  • legionella in cooling towers
  • amusement devices at agricultural shows.

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About the Author

Joanne Wallace is our resident "Safety Guru". Joanne has provided advice on safety management for the past 10 years and written hundreds of articles on safety issues and tips. Joanne has experience in many industries ranging from manufacturing, food processing, timber milling, retail, office and wholesaling providing her with knowledge and experience managing risk and injuries in these industries.

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