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  • Losing breath - The Adam Sager story

    Workplace Health and Safety Queensland's latest film, losing breath tells the tragic story of Adam Sager who died from mesothelioma (an asbestos related disease) at the age of 25.

  • Worker unsuccessfully appeals court's initial finding that she was not bullied at work

    Robertson v State of Queensland, 7 May 2021. The Court of Appeal has dismissed a worker's appeal against the District Court of Queensland's judgement that she was not bullied during her time as a nurse.

  • Employers need to consider the health and safety of those at work outside of normal hours

    In the recent judgement of Walker v Greenmountain Food Processing Pty Ltd [2020] QSC 329, the Supreme Court of Queensland found an employer liable for the loss and damage suffered by a worker who sustained serious injuries after falling through a roof at dusk while investigating an issue with a boiler.

  • Damages awarded to librarian for back injury.

    The Plaintiff was a librarian who injured her back when upturning a book return box to retrieve a book that had slipped under the base.

  • The home: another place of employment where workplace injuries can occur

    Working from home creates an additional place of employment in which the employer must take steps to do what is reasonably practicable to ensure the health and safety of their workers.

  • Safety leadership and culture stories

    Hear from safety leaders sharing their experience building and maintaining a positive safety culture in their workplace.

  • IPAM films

    These films showcase the Injury Prevention and Management program and highlight benefits for employers.

  • Plaintiff awarded damages after Q-fever diagnosis

    A 57 year old supervisor/carpenter working on a school farm was diagnosed with Q-Fever in January 2012, that has since developed into Q-Fever Debility Syndrome. The worker, who has been unable to return to work, claimed damages from his employer and from the State of Queensland as the controller of the school/school farm.

  • Ipswich State High School: Health and wellbeing

    Ipswich State High School (ISHS) is a large secondary school located in north Ipswich with approximately 1500 students and 146 staff.

  • Goodna State School: Staff wellbeing team

    Goodna State School (GSS) is a large primary school located in Ipswich with approximately 750 students and 108 staff. Forty per cent of the workforce is aged 55 years and over.

  • Injury Prevention and Management case studies

    Case Studies to help employers establish and maintain effective injury prevention and management systems.

  • Plaintiff unsuccessful in proving liability for slip on a grape

    Deans v Maryborough Christian Education Foundation Ltd [2018] QDC 123, 25 July 2018. The plaintiff alleged that the risk of injury as a result of dropped fruit during the fruit break was a foreseeable risk which was not insignificant. The plaintiff also alleged that the employer breached its duty of care by failing to, amongst other things, have in place a system of inspection and cleaning of the foyer during the fruit break.