Articles and case studies

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Onsite traffic management and pedestrian safety

Workplaces in the construction, manufacturing, transport and agriculture industries will be the focus of a year-long statewide audit campaign starting in July 2016 targeting traffic management. Read more about Onsite traffic management and pedestrian safety

Hairdressing and beauty services infographic

Trimming back the rising workers’ compensation costs

An extra $275,000 in compensation payments, longer time off work and more claims indicate that unfortunately hairdressers and beauticians are still being injured on the job, and their injuries are resulting in more time off work than before. Read more about Trimming back the rising workers’ compensation costs

Jason Berger and Sandra Hennessy

Host employment can change a worker's life

The ability to make a meaningful contribution to the workplace after a serious shoulder injury, which also contributed to a psychological injury, kept this worker focused on the end goal – return to work. When construction worker Jason Berger injured his shoulder on the job, and had no way of returning to the construction industry, an office job was his saviour. Read more about Host employment can change a worker's life

Save money with safe, stay at work outcomes

In 2013–2014, the average time it took for an injured information media and telecommunications worker to return to work was 30 days. This means that the worker needs to be compensated for their lost wages. Read more about Save money with safe, stay at work outcomes

Haidresser

Cutting out insurance issues in hairdressing and beauty services

A recent sample shows up to 70% of employers in the hairdressing and beauty services industry haven’t got the right level of accident insurance cover for their workers. A recent audit showed some were under-insured, while others were over-insured and have been given a refund. Read more about Cutting out insurance issues in hairdressing and beauty services

Altus Traffic

Green light for company helping injured workers

“If there’s opportunity to help someone by offering support at our workplace, of course we’ll take them!” That’s the view of Altus Traffic, a Recover at Work (RAW) employer. By signing up to the RAW program, they’re helping injured workers from other companies to recover at their workplace. Read more about Green light for company helping injured workers

Traffic control injuries

Traffic control injury claims down but days off work rise

Workers in the traffic control sector made 234 workers’ compensation claims in 2013/14, a 16% per cent reduction compared with 2012/13. While it is great news that injury claims have reduced, paid days off work as a result of a workplace injury in the sector have increased significantly. Read more about Traffic control injury claims down but days off work rise

The 3 most common injuries in Queensland’s real estate industry

Over $2 million in statutory compensation payments were made in 2013–2014 to workers in Queensland’s real estate industry, with more than 380 injury claims lodged in the same year. Read more about The 3 most common injuries in Queensland’s real estate industry

Employer guide to calculating excess

Unsure how workers' compensation excess payments are worked out, and who pays what? WorkCover Queensland has created a guide to help. Read more about Employer guide to calculating excess

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
23 March 2014