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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Wesley Mission: how acting smarter is saving workers and money

    Caring for the community for more than 100 years, Wesley Mission Queensland was referred to the Injury Prevention and Management program after experiencing a rise in its workers’ compensation costs and premium, in part due to slow injury reporting and return to work outcomes.

  • Company slashes workers’ comp claim costs

    Airline handling service provider Oceania Aviation has cut its workers’ compensation claim costs by 47 percent in just two years thanks to a major safety overhaul which was embarked upon when its premium costs came close to double the industry average.

  • Managing hazardous manual tasks using the PErforM program

    Halliburton shared their experiences of their risk management program evolution at the PErforM network meeting on 8 May 2014.

  • Holy Cross Laundry

    Holy Cross Laundry has improved their stay at work and their claim durations have decreased following their participation in the IPaM program.

  • Mandatory participation results in damages paid

    Bagiante v Bunnings Group Limited. [2012] QSC, 31 May 2012. Employers should take care when arranging team events and participation in these activities should be on a voluntary basis.

  • Engineering and construction firm delivers award winning safety improvements

    A bottom up approach to safety and a focus on reducing fatalities and permanently disabling injuries has seen the engineering and construction firm Tenix awarded a National Safety Council of Australia excellence award.

  • Accident not caused by failures

    Wolters v The University of the Sunshine Coast [2012] QSC 298, 5 October 2012. This is another case where the legal term of causation has been examined. The court found the employer breached its duty at common law and in contract by failing to adequately manage the behaviour of the supervisor following the event with the previous worker. However, the court held that the breach did not cause the claimant's loss, as it could not find that any action by the employer would have prevented the supervisor's actions on the day.