Workplace Health & Safety QLD Update – SCAN4WHS Meeting 16th FEB 2017.

It is with great pleasure that Ambrose Building attended our first SCAN4WHS Meeting on the Sunshine Coast at Sundale on Thursday 16th February 2017.

The quarterly meeting brings a group of motivated businesses and government representatives together to discuss Workplace Health and Safety issues and initiatives.

During this meeting we heard Industry Case Studies from:

  • Julie Ashwell (Sundale) on Managing Workers with Non-Work Related Injuries
  • Pam Moore (Sunshine Coast Private Hospital) on Innovations in protecting infrastructure through the unique use of a new type of sandbag
  • Sam Bevis (Architectural Metalworks Australia) on Using the PEfrorM model in Manufacturing
  • Sue Beaton (University of Sunshine Coast) on Office Ergonomics in the Design Phase
  • Sara Pazell (Viva! Health at Work) on the Value Proposition of Good Work Design (Rio Tinto Weipa)

We were also provided a Workcover Update from Helena Creighton and WHSQ update from Kerry Cowling, Jennue Hunter and Greg Karlsson.

Some of the key takeaways and resources included:

  • eNEWS (is a free email subscription service keeping you informed on a range of topics and health and safety issues that affect workplaces in Queensland.
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  • Heat Stress
  • WHS eTools for use by businesses and organisations to assess the risks for various hazards and determine the return on investment for their health and safety initiatives.
  • Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 amendment and 18 additional on the spot fines
  • Young Workers Safety Resources