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  • 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.

  • Causation, quantum

    Mr Tyndall was a right handed coal miner who was 50 years old at trial. He alleged he sustained a vibration induced white finger syndrome on his left ring finger as a result of driving two specific types of loaders over a period of time between 1 September 2015 to 1 May 2016.

  • 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.

  • Employer liable for injury loading truck at coal mine

    The plaintiff was a truck operator at the Burton Coal Mine, and alleged he sustained an injury to his lower back when a large rock was dropped into the tray of his truck in October 2011.

  • 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.

  • Fatigue Management plans a must for shift workers

    Kerle v BM Alliance Coal Operations and ors [2016] QSC 304, 16 December 2016. In this case, the employer (a labour hire company), the mine owner and the host employer were all found liable for the Plaintiff's injuries, including a brain injury, sustained in a motor vehicle accident.

  • Routine tasks not posing foreseeable risk of injury

    Fatnowna v Acril Quality Testing Services Pty Ltd [unreported] 25 September 2015. In this case the District Court found the employer not to be in breach of its duty to its employees.