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Worker impaled by starter bar at construction site

Industry: Construction

In February 2018, a worker was impaled by a starter bar after falling into a 1.8m deep excavation at a construction site. Early investigations indicate he was walking on a path close to the excavation when the ground slipped. This caused him to fall onto an uncapped starter bar which was protruding from a footing for a retaining wall at the bottom of the excavation. His injuries were not life threatening or permanent and investigations are continuing.

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Five tips to support the return to work process

20 Mar 2018 | WorkCover Queensland
Topics: Return to work

The return to work journey goes smoothest when all parties work together.

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WorkCover Update March 2018

20 Mar 2018 | WorkCover Queensland

In this edition: Tradie's new lease on life after brain injury; Why return to work matters; Injury information pack; LeadingWell in Mackay.

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The importance of e-profiling cards when supervising apprentices

20 Mar 2018 | Electrical Safety Office

We would like to remind employers and licensed electrical workers supervising electrical apprentices about the importance of verifying e-profiling cards submitted by apprentices. E-profiling provides important data about the work performed by apprentices under their training plans.

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WorkCover Queensland Legal Services Panel review - 2018

19 Mar 2018 | WorkCover Queensland

WorkCover Queensland is seeking legal firms to partner with us to manage our common law claims portfolio from 1 July 2018. From 26 March 2018, we will be advertising a tender to establish a panel of legal providers.The Invitation to Offer (with details of the services required and the contract) will be advertised  on the QTenders website and briefing sessions for suppliers will be held in Brisbane, Mackay and Cairns.

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Clinical guideline for the diagnosis and management of work-related mental health conditions

Open for consultation: Clinical guideline for the diagnosis and management of work-related mental health conditions in general practice

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Brisbane tradie’s inspirational return to work journey following brain injury

14 Mar 2018 | WorkCover Queensland
Topics: Return to work

When talented, award winning Brisbane bricklayer, Ben Roche landed head-first onto concrete after falling over five metres from a collapsed scaffold in March 2017, his life hung in the balance and his future looked bleak. Suffering from a severe brain injury, Ben was hospitalised for over two weeks and placed in an induced coma in intensive care for 10 days to reduce swelling on his brain.

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Worker killed in skylight fall

Industry: Construction

In February 2018, a worker was killed after falling five metres onto a concrete floor. Early investigations indicate the worker was attending to a radio tower on the roof of a storage shed when a skylight has collapsed and he fell through to the floor below. Investigations are continuing..

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