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  • 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.

  • Employer not negligent in crane road accident

    Millard v RI-CO (2004) Pty Limited (In liquidation) [2014] QSC 15 April 2014. An employer was found not to be negligent in its duty of care after a worker was injured driving a crane on a public road without permission.

  • 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.

  • Employer found not negligent in security

    Karanfilov v MSS Security & Ors [2013] QSC 304. Injured worker suffered post-traumatic stress disorder when he was working as a security guard.


    In 2011, mining and minerals exploration company, ‘Drill Engineering and Pastoral Co ‘(DEPCO), were invited to participate in IPaM and the results are paying off.

  • Damages awarded despite lie about pre-existing symptoms

    Luck v Civil Mining and Construction Pty Ltd, 16 December 2009. This case study discusses how a Court may find that a worker who has lied about their pre-existing symptoms, sustained serious injuries from previous non-work related events, or has credit issues, can still award damages.

  • No reason to anticipate misconduct might be dangerous

    Pols v AME Products [2013] QDC 190 19 August 2013. There was no reason to anticipate misconduct might be dangerous to other employees.There was no reason to anticipate misconduct might be dangerous to other employees.

  • Not foreseeable for racial joking to cause psychiatric condition

    Guorgi v Pipemakers Australia [2013] QSC 198 9 August 2013. It wasn’t reasonably foreseeable that the worker would suffer a psychiatric condition as a result of racial jokes.

  • Injury attributable to pre-existing back disease

    Geary v REJV Services Pty Ltd & Ors [2011] QSC. This case emphasises the importance of gathering past medical information to establish the extent of symptoms suffered due to pre-existing degeneration prior to the work event.