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Working together

Positive culture leads to positive outcome

In the case of worker Georgina Lacey and her employer Knights Laundry, regular contact was the key in achieving a return to work after a repetitive stress injury. Read more...

Return to work one step at a time

A Queensland Health home care worker was able to stay focused on her recovery during rounds of medical and counselling appointments by only thinking about “the next two weeks”. Read more...

Shifting careers can help workers return to work

Turning to a completely different job and industry is sometimes needed for workers with injuries that prevent them from ever returning to their pre-injury role, as this case study shows. Read more...

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Employer best safety practice

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FKG building a safer future with Recover at Work

FK Gardner & Sons Group (FKG) are leading the way in managing the health and safety of their people. Now they are also helping other businesses rehabilitate injured workers through WorkCover Queensland’s Recover at Work host employment program. Read more...

Safety of paramount importance for BMD

BMD is a national group of companies engaged in engineering design, construction and land development in the urban development, transport infrastructure, resources and energy sectors. Read more...

McNab safety practices results in three million hours LTI-free

Toowoomba and Brisbane based construction and civil firm McNab, has now achieved three million hours without a Lost Time Injury (LTI). They have been LTI-free for two years and continue to maintain a 0.00 Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate (LTIFR) across the company. Read more...

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Injury prevention and management

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. Read more...

IPAM case study: Taking good care of safety at childcare centre

Sesame Lane Childcare has shown some great strides in improving their health, safety and injury management programs after working with the Injury Prevention and Management program (IPaM). Read more...


IPAM case study: Stellar Asia Pacific

Stellar recognised that early intervention and having a focus on workplace rehabilitation can reduce the economic and human costs associated with work related injury and illness. They have applied an early intervention approach to their injury management processes and are reaping the benefits. Read more...

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Common law claim


Considering genuine occupational requirements

Chivers v State of Queensland (Queensland Health) [2014]QCA 141 13 June 2014 The Queensland Court of Appeal recently handed down a decision which helps to clarify employers’ responsibilities in considering whether a particular requirement of a position is a genuine occupational requirement, or, whether adjustments should be made to meet the needs of an employee with an impairment or disability. Read more...


Evidence does not support damages claim

Lewis v Greenmountain Food Processing Pty Ltd 6 June 2014 A Brisbane judge rules against labourer’s claims for damages for personal injuries suffered in the course of his employment at a meat processing plant due to conflicting evidence. Read more...


Clarity for employers on social work functions

ALH v Simon Blackwood (the Regulator) [2014] QIRC 105 13 June 2014 The recent decision from the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission provides further clarity for employers in determining applications for compensation for injuries sustained at social work functions. Read more...

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Last updated
23 March 2014

Safe Work Month 2014

What's your most important reason for work health and safety? Get involved with scheduled events during the month of October to help raise awareness on the importance of making Queensland workplaces safer.

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