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Childcare leaders gain valuable advice at industry forum

Over 85 employers from the childcare industry gathered at WorkCover Queensland’s first ever childcare industry forum to gain insights into industry trends, advice on reducing work related injuries and minimising impacts on people. Read more about Childcare leaders gain valuable advice at industry forum

Top 10 tips for supporting an ageing workforce

How employers can better support the 13 per cent of the working population aged 65 and over. Read more about Top 10 tips for supporting an ageing workforce

Communication the key to managing psychological/psychiatric injury

WorkCover Queensland has identified a steady rise in the number of psychological/psychiatric injury claims with over 4,050 new workers’ compensation claims lodged in 2013/2014 for this injury category across all industries. Read more about Communication the key to managing psychological/psychiatric injury

Understanding workplace bullying can reduce school disruption

There were 462 psychological injury claims registered with WorkCover Queensland in 2013–2014 from the education sector. People with psychological injuries took longer to recover and return to work than many physical injury claims, and the individual claims were more costly. Read more about Understanding workplace bullying can reduce school disruption

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Immunisation in early childhood education and care services

Managing the risks of diseases in the child care industry through immunisation or vaccination Read more about Immunisation in early childhood education and care services

Do I need a policy for volunteers and work experience students?

A common question WorkCover Queensland receives from education employers is ‘Do I need to cover volunteers and students on work experience or vocational placement?’ Read more about Do I need a policy for volunteers and work experience students?

Contract labour used in education

Education employers are being urged to ensure they have the right cover – not only for the wellbeing of their workers, but also to avoid potential penalties should they be found to be uninsured or under insured. Read more about Contract labour used in education

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Early identification of mental illness in the workplace

Employers need to look for changes in employees’ behaviour as an indicator of psychological distress. This was one of the messages shared at the MLCOA toolbox talk by Dr Graeme Edwards, Occupational & Environmental Physician, on The Biopsychosocial Approach to Case Management this month. Read more about Early identification of mental illness in the workplace

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Return to work trends in education

There are a few things to consider in achieving better return to work outcomes, and the education sector as a whole is starting to show improvement in getting injured workers back to work sooner. Read more about Return to work trends in education

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Heat stress at school

Temperatures are continuing to soar around Queensland this summer as teachers and students prepare to start back for the year. Read more about Heat stress at school

Last updated
23 March 2014