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Declaring wages in the labour hire industry

With accident insurance policies coming up for renewal from 1 July employers will be looking for simple ways to take the guesswork out of declaring their wages. This webinar aims to help employers in the labour hire industry do just that by providing essential information you need to help you accurately declare your wages. Read more about Declaring wages in the labour hire industry

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Labour hire webinar - how meaningful and sustainable return to work can improve claim outcomes

WorkCover Queensland is partnering with recruitment firm Programmed, and legal firm Kaden Boriss, to deliver a webinar aimed at helping you understand the benefits of good return to work strategies, and how to implement these in your organisation. Read more about Labour hire webinar - how meaningful and sustainable return to work can improve claim outcomes

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Labour hire claims show ups and downs

Workers’ compensation claims in the labour hire industry are falling, yet compensation payments rose slightly to almost $25 million, WorkCover Queensland data shows.Of the 3000+ injury claims received in 2014-15 (down by 8% from 2013/14), back injuries made up 21%, while hands and fingers accounted for 19% of injuries. Read more about Labour hire claims show ups and downs

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The importance of mentally healthy workplaces

Businesses that ignore mental health in their workplace are missing out on significant gains, according to beyondblue. Read more about The importance of mentally healthy workplaces

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Return to work strategies in the labour hire industry - webinar now available

Labour hire employers benefited from a webinar on return to work strategies in the labour hire / recruitment and placement services industries. The webinar recording is now available. Read more about Return to work strategies in the labour hire industry - webinar now available

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Encouraging staying at work after injury can reduce claim costs

In the employment placement and recruitment services industry 96% of workers return back to work after an injury – a fantastic outcome – yet only 40% stay at work when they’re injured, according to data from WorkCover Queensland. Read more about Encouraging staying at work after injury can reduce claim costs

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Cross border arrangements webinar

Do you employ workers in other states? If so, are they covered by your Queensland workers’ compensation policy? View WorkCover Queensland's webinar. Read more about Cross border arrangements webinar

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Welcome to the labour hire and placement services industry website

Labour hire and placement services now have their own industry site to help employers stay up to date with workplace health and safety and workers’ compensation information. Read more about Welcome to the labour hire and placement services industry website

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Labour hire sector must exercise duty of care to arrest days off work blow out

Queensland labour hire workers are taking longer to return to work following injury despite a significant fall in the number of workers' compensation claims made in the last four years. Read more about Labour hire sector must exercise duty of care to arrest days off work blow out

Diet, alertness and shift work

Research shows that how you cope with shift work may depend on your health, fitness, age and lifestyle. Getting regular exercise and eating a well-balanced diet can help to help your body to adapt. However for those on the night shift it can be challenging trying to make healthy choices and very tempting to rely on an artificial 'fix'. Read more about Diet, alertness and shift work

Last updated
29 May 2015