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Common law claim


Assessment of risk and training required for manual handling

D’Arcy v Corporation of the Synod of the Diocese of Brisbane [2017] QSC 103, 31 May 2017
In this case the employer was found to be liable for a back injury sustained by the Plaintiff during the course of her employment. Read more...


Employer obliged to conduct inspections to ensure workplace is safe even in the absence of prior incidents

Covey v State of Queensland [2017] QSC 23, 27 February 2017
The Plaintiff was awarded 1.6m in damages for injuries sustained when she fell at work. Read more...


Fatigue Management plans a must for shift workers

Kerle v BM Alliance Coal Operations and ors [2016] QSC 304, 16 December 2016
In this case, the employer (a labour hire company), the mine owner and the host employer were all found liable for the Plaintiff's injuries, including a brain injury, sustained in a motor vehicle accident. 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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Scentre Group: From little things, big things grow

Scentre Group is the owner and operator of Australia and New Zealand’s largest shopping centre portfolio, Westfield. Read more...

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Carlton and United Breweries: A targeted approach

Carlton and United Breweries (CUB) at Yatala opened in 1987 and forms part of the SABMiller group. CUB produces and packages a range of beers, ciders and spirits at the Yatala brewery. Read more...

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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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Injury Prevention and Management

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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...

Diesel Parts and Service

Diesel Parts and Service: Improving culture to reduce injuries

Diesel Parts and Service provide sales, installation and servicing of diesel parts including pumps, engines and generators. The company has been family run for more than 45 years and currently employs 28 staff. Read more...

Holy Cross Laundry

Holy Cross Laundry has improved their stay at work and their claim durations have decreased following their participation in the IPaM program. They've also introduced changes to how workers at all levels communicate about work health and safety (WHS), and changed the way they measure their WHS performance. 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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