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Common law claim


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...


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...


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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Employer best safety practice

Alexandra Williams and child

'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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Health and wellbeing at work

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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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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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Injury Prevention and Management

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

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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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

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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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Last updated
01 July 2015

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Lend Lease reaps benefit of helping motivated injured workers recover at work

Property and infrastructure group, Lend Lease is giving injured workers a new lease on life and rehabilitating them back to work sooner through WorkCover Queensland's Recover at Work host employment program.


Lend Lease and Recover at Work