TruckWeek 2014 – WorkCover reminder for Queensland employers

The trucking industry employs more than 170,000 truck drivers and transports more than 70 per cent of Australia’s domestic freight. During TruckWeek the industry comes together to celebrate its achievements and build closer ties with the community.

Joint industry forum for employers

You are invited to participate in a free forum presented by WorkCover Queensland, Workplace Health and Safety Queensland and Hede Byrne and Hall Lawyers. read more... about Joint industry forum for employers

Transport company develops award-winning safety solution

Transferring or cross-loading cattle between trailers is considered one of the most dangerous activities in the cattle transport supply chain – exposing drivers to risks like working at heights, confined spaces, poor or no light conditions and unpredictable livestock. read more... about Transport company develops award-winning safety solution

Join the QUEST for a healthy workplace

Cancer Council Queensland is urging employers in the transport industry to take control of their organisation’s health and safety with a free, innovative online program called QUEST. read more... about Join the QUEST for a healthy workplace

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. read more... about Roma seminar focuses on work health and safety

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

Last updated
23 March 2014