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Working together

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The power of a phone call

This worker’s situation is proof that sometimes one phone call can be all it takes to make or break a person’s day or even recovery. Read more...

Supporting those who always support others

Roslyn Adams was working as a support worker when she damaged her left knee. Fortunately her employer, Cerebral Palsy League, believe in taking a collaborative, flexible and holistic approach to managing their workers’ compensation claims. Read more...

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...

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Employer best safety practice

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'Building Blocks' raises the bar in employee wellness program

A health and wellbeing initiative at FKG which incorporates a range of benefits such as gyms, flu vaccinations and skin checks, now includes an onsite early learning centre at the Toowoomba office. Read more...

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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...

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Injury Prevention and Management

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Barry Bros Specialised Services Pty Ltd (Toxfree Australia)

The Barry Bros leadership team worked with an IPaM advisor to complete a safety systems assessment, an onsite inspection and a safety climate survey. Read more...

Integrated Family and Youth Service

Integrated Family and Youth Service Ltd (IFYS) is a not-for-profit organisation delivering specialist support and intervention programs for children, young people and families across Queensland. Read more...

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Shred-X: Developing a national safety plan

Shred-X Document Destruction (Shred-X) provides secure destruction services, from paper shredding to digital media destruction.

Shred-X services thousands of commercial sites and households across South-East Queensland on a weekly basis. Trucks regularly visit Bundaberg, Gladstone, Rockhampton, Toowoomba, Emerald and northern New South Wales. Read more...

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Common law claim

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Decision highlights importance of thoroughly briefing staff

Digby v The Compass Institute Inc and Anor 30 October 2015 [QSC 308]
This decision highlights the importance of properly briefing staff. Read more...

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Decision explores duty of care and psychiatric injury

Palmer & Ors v State of Queensland 27 March 2015
This judgement analyses what employee actions can be classified as being within the course of employment and shows that, if an internal investigation process is followed by an employer, there is no special duty of care owed to minimise the risk of psychiatric injury to employees being investigated. Read more...

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Evidence and symptoms must support damages claim

Bawden v Proserprine Cooperative Sugar Milling Association Ltd 9 April 2015 [QDC 205]
This case highlights that in the case of a psychiatric injury, that evidence and symptoms must support the damages claim. Read more...

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Health and wellbeing at work

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Goodna State School: Staff wellbeing team

Goodna State School (GSS) is a large primary school located in Ipswich with approximately 750 students and 108 staff. Forty per cent of the workforce is aged 55 years and over. Read more...

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Ipswich State High School: Health and wellbeing

Ipswich State High School (ISHS) is a large secondary school located in north Ipswich with approximately 1500 students and 146 staff. Read more...

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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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Last updated
01 July 2015

Electrical safety in ceiling spaces

Whether you are a homeowner or a tradie, there is one simple thing you can do to make it safer before you go up into the ceiling space – turn off all the main power switches at the switchboard.

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Electrical safety in ceiling spaces

WorkCover Connect: the essential online service for managing workers' compensation

WorkCover Connect is an online service connecting Queensland businesses to everything they need to efficiently manage workers’ compensation.

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