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Roma seminar focuses on work health and safety

WorkCover Queensland presented at the Roma Work Health and Safety Breakfast and Seminar, hosted by Workplace Health and Safety Queensland. The seminar focussed on improvements employers have made to businesses and successful return to work outcomes by injured workers.

Worker determination and cross border arrangements

While most employers are aware that workers' compensation insurance is compulsory if they employ workers in Queensland, topics such as worker determination or cross border arrangements can sometimes cause confusion. This article will help you understand who is a worker based on the changes to the worker definition that occurred in 2013 and clarify when you need to declare the wages of a worker who works across multiple states. read more... about Worker determination and cross border arrangements

Injured worker motivates others to return to work

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When a 35 year old truck driver sustained serious injuries in a truck rollover, he used his experience and motivation to return to work to inspire other injured workers to want to get back to work. read more... about Injured worker motivates others to return to work

Safety to stay in step with traffic control industry growth

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. read more... about Safety to stay in step with traffic control industry growth

Getting on board for a healthy workplace

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The Get on Board program is being rolled out by the Queensland Bus Industry Council (QBIC) to encourage a healthier lifestyle in its members. QBIC received funding as part of the Workplaces for Wellness scheme – transport is considered a high risk industry. read more... about Getting on board for a healthy workplace

On-site visits to help prevent workers falling from trucks

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Workplace Health and Safety Queensland will continue its campaign to tackle injuries and deaths resulting in falls from heights, with 15 workshops planned, starting this month. read more... about On-site visits to help prevent workers falling from trucks

National heavy vehicle law now in effect

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Trucks, buses and vehicles of more than 4.5 tonnes now operate under common guidelines across Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and the Australian Capital Territory. read more... about National heavy vehicle law now in effect

Tradies, farmers and drivers most at risk from sun

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Trade and construction workers, farmers and professional drivers are the workers most at risk from skin cancer, research has confirmed. read more... about Tradies, farmers and drivers most at risk from sun

Case study: Alternative duties support quick return to work for amputee

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When a worker’s injury means they may be off work for two months, a supportive employer such as Kurtz Transport, and an alternative suitable role can make a big difference by getting the worker back to work in just one week. read more... about Case study: Alternative duties support quick return to work for amputee

National heavy vehicle law starts in February

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The new heavy vehicle law replaces up to five different sets of legislation with one national rule book. read more... about National heavy vehicle law starts in February

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