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Date PostedApril 13, 2016

Queensland Heat Stress Policy

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Source: www.scpr.org

Workers in Queensland want a heat stress policy implemented when the temperature reaches 35 degrees Celsius.

In Melbourne when temperatures reach 35 degrees Celsius job sites are shut down, but in Queensland the same thing does not apply.

The CFMEU Victorian branch’s policy titled 35 degrees Celsius: That’s Enough, aims to keep workers safe when it heats up.

Heat stress can be deadly so look out for the following warnings,

  • Heavy sweating
  • Headaches
  • Tiredness and weakness
  • Dizziness or fainting
  • Slurred speech or blurred vision
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Painful muscles spasms or cramps.

Source: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-03-04/heat-stress-tradies-want-policy-in-queensland/7133028

Steven Asnicar is regarded as a leader across many fields of industry. In particular, his specialisation across the health, infrastructure, construction, resource and utility sectors has seen him successfully change the dynamics of these industries through the introduction of new strategic, marketing, training and technical frameworks. Steven works closely with industry peak bodies such as Safework Australia, Australian Logistics Council, National Advisory for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment (NATESE) and the Council of Australian Governments in the development of new delivery standards and industry specific programs.

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