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WorkCover teams up with peak physiotherapist association

WorkCover Queensland teamed up with the Australian Physiotherapy Association to discuss how to prevent and understand injuries in the workplace. Read more about WorkCover teams up with peak physiotherapist association

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Tradies urged to keep a check on health and wellbeing

With 42% of construction workers’ compensation claims in Queensland due to musculoskeletal injuries – 33% of those are back related – tradies need to watch more than just their backs and look after all aspects of their health and wellbeing. Read more about Tradies urged to keep a check on health and wellbeing

eSAFE Construction - March 2017

eSAFE Construction newsletter - March 2017

Articles in this edition of the eSAFE Construction e-newsletter include: Improving health and safety for young construction workers, Milestone workplace prosecution in Queensland continues, Industry action reducing musculoskeletal disorders in construction, Award winners embrace health and wellbeing and more... Read more about eSAFE Construction newsletter - March 2017

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Onsite traffic management and pedestrian safety

Workplaces in the construction, manufacturing, transport and agriculture industries will be the focus of a year-long statewide audit campaign starting in July 2016 targeting traffic management. Read more about Onsite traffic management and pedestrian safety

Stewart Sherrington

How to keep skilled workers in an industry after injury

Getting highly skilled construction and mining workers to stay in the industry after they are injured at work was the focus of a forum hosted by WorkCover Queensland. Read more about How to keep skilled workers in an industry after injury

Formwork Code of Practice 2016

Formwork Code of Practice 2016

The Formwork Code of Practice 2016 was approved by the Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations and commences on 31 March 2016. Read more about Formwork Code of Practice 2016

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Construction employers urged to take action to reduce claims spike

Employers in the construction industry must focus on injury prevention and workers need to stay safe as the industry gears up to take an anticipated 40% hike in workers’ compensation claims for March, according to WorkCover Queensland. Read more about Construction employers urged to take action to reduce claims spike

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Short film shows benefits of Recover@Work

It’s not always possible to return to the same job after an injury. But a different job with a host employer could be the answer. Read more about Short film shows benefits of Recover@Work

Jason's Story

Jason's story

Jason’s story, takes a confronting, very honest look into the heartache of losing a son and a mate to a preventable workplace incident. Jason Garrels was just 20 years old when he died at a construction site in Clermont in 2012. He had only been working there for nine days. Read more about Jason's story

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Annual cost of construction suicides

Suicide and suicidal behavior in the Australian construction industry is costing $1.57 billion dollars each year, as much as 98 per cent of which is born by government, the majority at a federal level, according to reports released by MATES in Construction (MIC). Read more about Annual cost of construction suicides

Last updated
09 September 2016