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Creative solutions to overcome distance in return to work 11 Apr 2014

An early return to work after a workplace injury can be fairly simple if the workplace is within easy reach of the workers’ home. But what happens when an injured worker lives hundreds of kilometres away from the mine site, or even interstate? Often some creativity in the return to work approach can assist an early return to work.


Participative Ergonomics for Manual Tasks webinar recording available 08 Apr 2014

A webinar recording which gives an introduction to the PErforM (Participative Ergonomics for Manual Tasks) program is now available. PErforM is a simplified manual task risk management program that’s based on a participative ergonomics approach.


Improving asbestos management aids safety 08 Apr 2014

Protecting Queenslanders from the risks of exposure to asbestos fibres is the aim of the new Statewide Strategic Plan for the Safe Management of Asbestos in Queensland 2014-2019.


Tender open: Independent Medical Examination and Permanent Impairment Assessments 28 Mar 2014

WorkCover will appoint medical specialists to conduct independent assessments, including permanent impairments, via a standing offer arrangement. Specialists can now apply to be appointed to our independent medical panel.


Safety to stay in step with traffic control industry growth 27 Mar 2014

WorkCover Queensland Customer Advisor Pablo Aviles presented to the Traffic Management Association of Queensland (TMAQ) in Cairns on 13 March 2014 to review industry claims and return to work trends.


Workers’ compensation advice for mining employers 19 Mar 2014

There are areas that mining employers aren’t always clear on when it comes to who is covered on their workers’ compensation accident insurance policy. While most employers are aware that workers' compensation insurance is compulsory if they employ workers in Queensland, many may not be aware of three key areas that impact their policy and premium.


Supervisors crucial in return to work 14 Mar 2014

Employers play a pivotal role in the recovery and early return to work of injured workers. The role of supervisors is the most crucial of all.


Reducing musculoskeletal problems in office workers: new study 07 Mar 2014

What is the best way to reduce musculoskeletal problems in office workers? That’s the focus of a new University of Queensland (UQ) study, which WorkCover Queensland is participating in. Researchers will aim to identify what’s more successful – an ergonomic assessment plus health promotion, or an ergonomic assessment plus exercise training.  


Controlling your workers’ compensation exposure 06 Mar 2014

Despite having excellent governance in place for workplace health and safety, workplace accidents still invariably occur. Business owners and directors should be aware of how to minimise their companies’ exposure to workplace injuries which will also look after their employees and their bottom line.


Supporting agriculture businesses with workers' compensation needs 04 Mar 2014

By working closely with agriculture industry employers and associations we’re getting a better understanding of our customers. Through this process, we have identified three key misconceptions about workers' compensation that are impacting on our agriculture customers.

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31 March 2014

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