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Injury prevention and return to work in spotlight at Brisbane conference 19 Oct 2017

Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace today opened the annual Injury Prevention and Return to Work Conference in Brisbane, showcasing the latest research and developments in work health and safety and return to work. Read more...

Child injured after jumping castle became airborne 13 Oct 2017

In September 2017 a child sustained serious injuries when a jumping castle became airborne. The child was playing on the inflatable amusement device when a sudden strong gust of wind lifted the front of it up whilst secured at the back to a fence. The child fell from the device to the ground. Read more...

Queensland Safe Work and Return to Work champions recognised 18 Oct 2017

A rehabilitation and return to work coordinator and a family owned electrical business are amongst those recognised at the 2017 Safe Work and Return to Work Awards. Read more...

Worker killed after being pinned by mobile plant 13 Oct 2017

In October 2017, a worker was killed after he was pinned between a cane haul out vehicle (a vehicle used to collect and remove sugar cane as it is harvested) and a fuel tanker trailer.. Read more...

New industrial manslaughter laws to protect Queenslanders on the job 13 Oct 2017

Tough new industrial manslaughter laws aimed at protecting Queensland workers on the job have been passed by State Parliament. Read more...

Support for people with work-related respiratory diseases 05 Oct 2017

WorkCover Queensland is making it easier for current and former workers with work-related respiratory diseases to gain fast access to specialist medical support and quickly lodge a workers’ compensation claim.

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Amendments to the Electrical Safety Act 2002 10 Oct 2017

Licence holders please be aware there have been two important amendments to the Electrical Safety Act 2002 recently. These amendments directly target unsafe electrical work and unsafe electrical work practices and are in addition to existing penalties and disciplinary actions available under the ES Act. Read more...

Work plays vital role in injury rehab and getting back on the job 06 Oct 2017

When it comes to getting back to meaningful work after an injury, the best results are achieved when employers encourage and support injured staff to recover at work. Read more...

Brisbane brekkie heralds start of Safe Work Month 04 Oct 2017

The annual community breakfast in King George Square is always fun, entertaining and informative, but it has a serious side – the event marks the start of Safe Work Month which runs across Australia throughout October. Read more...

Return to work services panel tender agreements extended 03 Oct 2017

WorkCover Queensland has extended the tender agreement for its return to work services panel for a further two years.

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29 June 2015

Register now for Safe Work Month 2017 events

Register to attend Safe Work Month breakfast forums being held this October and hear from Mental Health Ambassador, Libby Trickett, keynote speaker and futurist, Charles Brass and ACT Australia, presenting an interactive case study and workshop.

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Register now for Safe Work Month 2017 events

There's nothing like getting back for getting better

Workers who get back to safe work as soon as possible recover more quickly than those who wait until they are fully recovered.

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There's nothing like getting back for getting better