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Comment sought on draft National Guidelines for Ramps and Forcing Yards 15 May 2015

The Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters Association (ALRTA) invites public comment on the draft ‘Guide for Safe Design of Livestock Loading Ramps and Forcing Yards’.The public consultation period closes on 3 June 2015. Read more...

Work Health and Safety and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 08 May 2015

On 7 May, the Honourable Curtis Pitt MP, Treasurer, Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships introduced the Work Health and Safety and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 into the Queensland Parliament. Read more...

WorkCover to visit Gladstone businesses 30 Apr 2015

WorkCover Queensland is visiting Gladstone employers in the construction, manufacturing and technical service industries during May 2015 to help raise awareness about the importance of correctly covering workers for workplace injury. Read more...

Seven principles of effective injury management 24 Apr 2015

Queensland’s average return to work rate after a workplace injury is impressive at over 90 per cent, but continuing to strive for a higher average stay at work rate could have positive outcomes for both workers and employers. Read more...

Take out a Household worker policy and avoid nasty injury claim shocks 22 Apr 2015

Did you know that if you engage a domestic worker in your home in Queensland without household worker insurance you could be liable to pay compensation if they are injured?

Most people are aware of public liability insurance, which protects you should somebody sue you if they are injured while visiting your home. However, public liability insurance does not cover you if the person injured is considered to be your employee.

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Bundaberg businesses are looking after their workers 10 Apr 2015

Almost 90 per cent of Bundaberg employers in the agriculture and retail sectors are supporting their workers with the right level of workers’ compensation insurance, a recent WorkCover Queensland compliance awareness roadshow has found. Read more...

Sun safety for outdoor workers 08 Apr 2015

Solar injury workers’ compensation claims cost nearly $3 million in 2013–2014, according to data from WorkCover Queensland. Read more...

Four steps for a smooth workers’ compensation premium renewal 08 Apr 2015

WorkCover Queensland’s workers’ compensation premium renewal season starts on 1 July.  To help small businesses and their advisors, WorkCover has four simple tips to help accurately calculate premium and ensure the right cover for workers.

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Host employment revives self-confidence after harrowing ordeal 31 Mar 2015

Melissa Laing’s world was turned upside down when she found herself in the middle of an armed robbery in her job as a console operator at a Willowbank service station west of Ipswich. Read more...
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31 March 2014

Queensland Safe Work and Return to Work Awards

Share your work health and safety and return to work achievements and win up to $2000 in prize money.

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Queensland Safe Work and Return to Work Awards