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Workplace safety a priority in Queensland

Workplace safety a priority in Queensland

Queenslanders have highlighted the importance of workplace safety.

Queensland businesses have shown their commitment to creating safe workplaces at the Zero Harm at Work Leadership Program industry forum held yesterday (July 18).

The forum, attended by members from the state government and Queensland businesses, highlighted the importance of safety within the building and construction industry.

State attorney-general and minister for justice Jarrod Bleijie said promoting worker safety was a top priority for the government.

The Sunshine State’s construction industry employs 230,000 workers – equating to almost 10 per cent of the total jobs in Queensland.

“The construction industry is a major player in the Queensland economy, contributing $22 billion a year,” Mr Bleijie said.

“To ensure the building and construction industry continues to generate Queensland jobs it is imperative we work collaboratively to build a safety culture across the state.”

The forum discussed pivotal safety issues and practises, including ways in which to assist smaller contractors boost productivity and workplace wellbeing within the construction industry.

“The main aim of the Zero Harm at Work program is making sure workers return home safely at the end of each day,” Mr Bleijie explained.

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