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Date PostedNovember 13, 2017

WorkCover Queensland Urges Workers to Put Safety First in Last Quarter of the Year

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WorkCover Queensland recently issued a reminder to all employers to pay particular attention to safety during the lead-up to Christmas. This time of year is usually marked by an increased number of workplace injury claims, WorkCover Queensland Executive – Priority Industries, Barbara Martin notes.

According to her, people exhausted from a busy year as well as those rushing to get projects completed before the end of the year, tend to lose concentration and make mistakes which can lead to serious consequences.

She also noted a rise in preventable accidents like slips, trips and falls.

Another area of concern around this time of year is temporary workers who will be hired for limited periods of time to fill in for permanent employees that go on annual leave. These temporary workers must be adequately trained and receive the necessary safety induction, including white card training for those working in the construction fields.

Learn more at http://content.safetyculture.com.au/news/index.php/10/make-work-safety-priority-christmas-reminds-workcover-queensland/#.WgiKkIi1u01

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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