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Mining workplace injuries drop for fourth year in a row

The mining industry has seen another drop in workers’ compensation injury claims in the last year, continuing the falling injury trends seen in the last four years. Read more about Mining workplace injuries drop for fourth year in a row

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Reducing the strain

Did you know that musculoskeletal injuries are the cause of over half of all workers’ compensation claims received each year in Queensland? In the mining industry, musculoskeletal injuries (for example muscle sprains/strains and back injuries) make up over 53% of all injuries, with 770 new claims lodged in the 2014-15 financial year. Read more about Reducing the strain

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How to keep skilled workers in an industry after injury

Getting highly skilled construction and mining workers to stay in the industry after they are injured at work was the focus of a forum hosted by WorkCover Queensland. Read more about How to keep skilled workers in an industry after injury

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How workers’ compensation claims are determined

When it comes to workers’ compensation insurance in Queensland, some employers and workers might wonder how we make decisions on claims in the mining industry. This article explains. Read more about How workers’ compensation claims are determined

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Recovering at work helps industry protect its skills

The mining industry leads the way in keeping injured workers at work while they recover. Yet the industry struggles when workers take time off to recover, with just 83% of workers returning to work, compared with 93% across all industries. Read more about Recovering at work helps industry protect its skills

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Waste management claim numbers steady but costs need to be controlled

Workers’ compensation payments in the waste management industry have jumped by 30%, despite the number of claims remaining steady. WorkCover Queensland data for 2014-15 shows compensation payments in 2014-15 totalled $4.9 million, a rise of more than $1 million compared to 2013-14. Read more about Waste management claim numbers steady but costs need to be controlled

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Keep your heads up

With untreated mental health conditions costing Australian businesses over $10 billion a year and affecting one in five employees, businesses that ignore mental health in their workplace are missing out on significant gains. Read more about Keep your heads up

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New approach to mental health in resources sector

A Blueprint for Mental Health and Wellbeing, a guide for best practice for the resources sector has been launched.  Read more about New approach to mental health in resources sector

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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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Mining Health Improvement and Awareness Committee presentations

Two presenters at the recent Health Improvement and Awareness Committee (HIAC) quarterly meeting have made their presentations available, and a film recording of their presentations is also available via You Tube. Read more about Mining Health Improvement and Awareness Committee presentations

Last updated
24 March 2014