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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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Engaging workers and management when identifying risk

Newslink was invited to participate in the Injury Prevention and Management (IPaM) program in 2012, after a period of increased workers’ compensation claims which led to increased business costs and WorkCover Queensland premiums. Read more...

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Modern Teaching Aids

MTA was invited to join the Injury Prevention and Management (IPaM) program in 2013 after experiencing a higher than average number of worker’s compensation claims. Read more...

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Gay Constructions Pty Ltd

With IPaM, Gay Constructions reviewed its safety and injury management systems and surveyed employees about safety in the workplace. The company then worked with an IPaM advisor to develop an action plan that included a number of safety and injury management initiatives. Read more...

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Common law claim

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No breach of duty where cleaning system enforced

Scott v Jackson Garden Landscape Supplies Pty Ltd 17 February 2015
This decision highlights the importance of an employer not only having in place a system of work, but also maintaining and enforcing that system to guard against risk of injury. Read more...

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Causation is key

Cahill v Bowden 3 February 2015
This case is a reminder of the importance of proving the causal link between the damage suffered and the alleged negligence of the defendant. It is not enough to show there was an act or omission by an employer and that there was injury. The act or omission must have caused or materially contributed to the injury.  Read more...

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The bouncer and the wedding guest

Baillie v Donald Wayne Jackson & Victoria Point Sharks Sporting Club Inc [2015] QDC 20 February 2015
This case highlights that it is not sufficient for a worker to show the employer has been negligent. It is necessary to show that the negligence caused the incident in which the worker was injured. Read more...

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Health and wellbeing at work

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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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Russell Transport: Fighting the flu

Drivers at Russell Transport often work independently, constantly moving in and out of offices and interacting with people from all walks of life at multiple workplaces and delivery destinations. Read more...

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16 January 2015

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