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  • A foreseeable risk

    Schmidt v S J Sanders Pty Ltd, 22 June 2012. This case highlights the need that even experienced truck drivers need to be specifically trained in egress and access of trucks due to the foreseeable risk of slipping off a truck step.

  • Engaging workers and management when identifying risk

    Newslink was invited to participate in the Injury Prevention and Management (IPaM) program in 2012, after a period of increased workers’ compensation claims which led to increased business costs and WorkCover Queensland premiums.

  • Shred-X: Developing a national safety plan

    Shred-X Document Destruction (Shred-X) provides secure destruction services, from paper shredding to digital media destruction. Shred-X services thousands of commercial sites and households across South-East Queensland on a weekly basis. Trucks regularly visit Bundaberg, Gladstone, Rockhampton, Toowoomba, Emerald and northern New South Wales.

  • Fresh take on safety leads to real results

    Seapal Pallets and Crates began participating in the IPaM program in January 2013 with a focus on improving their workplace health and safety systems.

  • Patient care plan not clearly communicated

    Anderson v Lutheran Church of Australia [2013]. Worker was injured when she was helping a patient use the toilet at a nursing home.

  • 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.

  • Liability for back pain after injury

    Snell v BP Refiner (Bulwer Island) [2013] QSC 284 14 October 2013. Worker sustained an injury when he fell into a trench.

  • Barry Bros Specialised Services Pty Ltd (Toxfree Australia)

    The Barry Bros leadership team worked with an IPaM advisor to complete a safety systems assessment, an onsite inspection and a safety climate survey.

  • Plaintiff unsuccessful in proving liability in prison assault

    Eastment v State of Queensland [2018] QCA 253 – Court of Appeal Brisbane The plaintiff, a former correctional officer, was assaulted by a prisoner on 8 March 2009. The plaintiff developed a significant psychiatric injury as a result of the event. Quantum was agreed and the matter proceeded as a liability only trial.

  • CQ Nurse: A proactive and holistic health conscious approach

    CQ Nurse recruits and places nurses and midwives in regional, rural and remote locations; is involved in community care; and offers workplace immunisations. The head office in Mackay employs 22 staff, mostly in sedentary occupations.

  • Injured TV show contestant found to be a ‘worker’

    The New South Wales Workers’ Compensation Commission found that an injured reality TV show contestant was a ‘worker’ for the purposes of workers’ compensation.

  • Credibility suffers from highly inflated claim

    Test v Forgacs Engineering Pty Ltd [2012] QDC 318, 24 October 2012. This case was decided on credibility, where the evidence of the defendant’s witnesses was preferred to that of the Plaintiff.