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Common law claim

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Employers have a duty to train and instruct workers on safe truck exiting

Kelleher v J & A Accessories Pty Ltd [2018] QSC 227 - Brisbane Supreme Court. The Plaintiff was a 45 year old sales representative / delivery driver who alleged he sustained lower back and psychiatric injuries as a result of repetitively lifting vehicle batteries weighing over 20kg between 2012 and 2013; and exiting from the cabin of an Isuzu NPR 300 truck on 21 August 2013. Read more...

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Plaintiff unsuccessful in proving liability in prison assault

Eastment v State of Queensland [2018] QCA 253 – Court of Appeal Brisbane The plaintiff, a former correctional officer, was assaulted by a prisoner on 8 March 2009. The plaintiff developed a significant psychiatric injury as a result of the event. Quantum was agreed and the matter proceeded as a liability only trial. Read more...

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Plaintiff unsuccessful in proving liability for slip on a grape

Deans v Maryborough Christian Education Foundation Ltd [2018] QDC 123, 25 July 2018
The plaintiff alleged that the risk of injury as a result of dropped fruit during the fruit break was a foreseeable risk which was not insignificant. The plaintiff also alleged that the employer breached its duty of care by failing to, amongst other things, have in place a system of inspection and cleaning of the foyer during the fruit break. Read more...

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Employer best safety practice

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FKG building a safer future with Recover at Work

FK Gardner & Sons Group (FKG) are leading the way in managing the health and safety of their people. Now they are also helping other businesses rehabilitate injured workers through WorkCover Queensland’s Recover at Work host employment program. Read more...

Safety of paramount importance for BMD

BMD is a national group of companies engaged in engineering design, construction and land development in the urban development, transport infrastructure, resources and energy sectors. Read more...

McNab safety practices results in three million hours LTI-free

Toowoomba and Brisbane based construction and civil firm McNab, has now achieved three million hours without a Lost Time Injury (LTI). They have been LTI-free for two years and continue to maintain a 0.00 Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate (LTIFR) across the company. Read more...

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Health and wellbeing at work

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Queensland Museum Network: Health and wellbeing at work

The Queensland Museum Network (QMN) is a statutory authority of Arts Queensland. It provides museum services throughout the state, employing approximately 315 staff across five sites. Read more...

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Transdev Brisbane Ferries: Safety starts with YOU: Be fitter, be safer

Transdev Brisbane Ferries is part of Transdev Australasia, which operates nine transport businesses throughout Australia and New Zealand. The company was awarded a grant under the Queensland Government’s High-Risk Industry Work Health Funding Program in 2013. Read more...

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Russell Transport: Mental health initiative

The long hours that drivers spend on the road by themselves, the remote locations they travel to and the time spent away from family, can sometimes lead to poor relationships, feelings of isolation, stress and depression. The management team at Russell Transport felt it was important to work with staff to manage these risk factors. Read more...

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Injury Prevention and Management

Lea Scott, The Jetty Specialist

Engaged employees own The Jetty Specialist's safety transformation

The Jetty Specialist, a Caloundra-based marina infrastructure builder, turned to its employees to help improve their safety performance. Read more...

SEE Civil

SEE Civil reaps rewards for tackling return to work head on

Construction company SEE Civil has slashed its annual premium thanks to a willingness to learn something new by seeking out best practice return to work strategies. Read more...

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All Access Crewing Pty Ltd: The show must go on..safely

All Access Crewing provide specialist workers for the entertainment industry including stage managers, riggers, scaffolders, lighting and sound technicians. All Access Crewing provide support for concerts, music festivals, theatre productions, sporting events and film and television production across Australia. Read more...

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Load restraint safety in the transport industry

Toll Global Logistics

Toll Global Logistics - No dogs case study

Load restraint is one of the high-risk activities associated with road transport, particularly within steel transport. Read more...

Daryl Dickenson

Daryl Dickenson Transport - A load restraint safety case study

It is not recommended to use fixed or pivoting lever binders because they can cause serious injury when applying or releasing lashings. Read more...

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Return on investment

Return on investment - Rexel

Automatic shrink wrapping machine - Rexel

Rexel is a supplier of electrical products to electricians and members of the public across Queensland that has invested in two automatic shrink wrapping machines, used to wrap stock on pallets to ship to customers. Read more...

Return on investment - BP Retail Wild Bean Cafes

Rotation of manual task roles and smaller milk jugs - BP Retail Wild Bean Cafes

BP is engaged in the exploration for and production of oil, natural gas and liquefied natural gas, and the refining, transportation and marketing of petroleum products. BP is also responsible for a number of coffee making facilities as part of retail activities at its travel centres. Some of these travel centres experience high volumes of coffee production, with approximately 140 coffees produced per hour during peak periods. These high volume sites include Wild Bean Cafes based at travel centres across South-East Queensland. Read more...

Return on investment - CB Group

Dedicated WHS manager and improvements in WHS systems - CB Group

CB Group is a civil construction company based on the Gold Coast that specialises in energy. It has a workforce of 123, comprising office and field workers. CB Group undertakes a wide variety of civil construction work and specialises in underground work associated with telecommunications, streetlights and traffic signals. The energy division is also involved in renewable energy such as solar. Read more...

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Safety Leadership at Work

Integra Packaging Pty Ltd

Connecting safety and culture - getting started: Integra Packaging Pty Ltd., Yeerongpilly

Integra Packaging embarked on a safety culture and leadership journey when the company recognised that the key to continued safe and efficient production rested with its people. Read more...

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Connecting safety and culture - getting started: Carlton & United Breweries (CUB), Yatala

At CUB Yatala Brewery, safety leadership starts at the top and is visible at all levels of the company. Key components of the company’s approach are an authentic value around safety, employee engagement, and integration of safety into business practice. Read more...

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Working together

Positive culture leads to positive outcome

In the case of worker Georgina Lacey and her employer Knights Laundry, regular contact was the key in achieving a return to work after a repetitive stress injury. Read more...

Return to work one step at a time

A Queensland Health home care worker was able to stay focused on her recovery during rounds of medical and counselling appointments by only thinking about “the next two weeks”. Read more...

Shifting careers can help workers return to work

Turning to a completely different job and industry is sometimes needed for workers with injuries that prevent them from ever returning to their pre-injury role, as this case study shows. Read more...

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01 July 2015

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