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    Warren's story

    For Warren, a veteran truck driver, what should have been a routine run from Mackay to Townsville in October 2021 ended in life-changing injuries. He now educates drivers about putting their own safety first.

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    Olympic champion Hayley Lewis announced as Mental Health Ambassador

    Workplace Health and Safety Queensland has named former swimming champion Hayley Lewis as their Queensland Mental Health Ambassador on World Mental Health Day.

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    Award nominated rehab consultant shares his top tips

    When a worker is injured, it can be an overwhelming time for employers.

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    New workplace coal dust standard commences in Queensland

    From 1 October 2022, the workplace exposure standard for respirable coal dust) will be halved in Queensland, revised from a time weighted average of 3 milligrams per cubic metre (mg/m3) down to 1.5 mg/m3.

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    Ambassadors in Aged Care may reduce incidences of violence and aggression against workers

    A pilot trialling the use of resident ambassadors in an aged care setting has shown reduced incidences of violence and aggression against care workers.

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    Supreme Court decision puts spotlight on interstate workers' connection to Queensland

    A recent Supreme Court decision used a three-step test in considering the case of a chef who was injured while working in the Northern Territory for a Queensland-based employer.

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    Appeal, bail request dismissed for gig worker convicted of fraud

    A District Court Judge has dismissed an appeal and request for bail from a worker who was jailed for defrauding WorkCover by earning thousands of dollars from work while receiving workers’ compensation.

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    Easing the burden of manual task injuries in disability and aged care

    A Queensland-based pilot program is easing the burden of injuries that result from people-handling on nurses, support workers and carers in aged care and disability services.

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    Deborah's story

    Dr Deborah Simmons was diagnosed with PTSD after being a first responder at the Grosvenor mine explosion in Moranbah in May 2020. This is the story of how she was able to recover, and get back to work as an anaesthetist and rural generalist.

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    Richard's story

    Richard was seriously injured when he came off his e-scooter while commuting to work in November 2021. With WorkCover support, he's been able to get back to work and life.

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    Medical fees update - effective 1 August 2022

    WorkCover Queensland has updated the Medical Items Table of Costs. Changes take effect on 1 August 2022.

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    Asbestos management compliance campaign

    Statewide audits will start on 1 August 2022 to check businesses operating from buildings built before 1990 or those where asbestos is, or may be present, have asbestos registers and management plans in place.