WorkCover Queensland visits horse simulator in Toowoomba

Reported by Haydee | 18 Mar, 2013

Customer Advisors Gemma Jorgensen and Alex Newton,Customer Services Manager Vicki McCathyand Exercise physiologist Adam King.Photo: WorkCover Queensland WorkCover Queensland has recently visited the Toowoomba Turf Club to meet with injured jockeys and view the horse simulator in action. WorkCover Queensland Customer Advisor, Gemma Jorgensen said the simulator is a type of device that mimics a …

Campaign launched to help injured workers get back to work

Reported by Haydee | 04 Mar, 2013

A new major campaign has been launched by WorkSafe on Monday to assist injured workers get back to work. According to Assistant Treasurer Gordon Rich-Phillips, the campaign follows the release of new statistics showing that the longer injured workers are off work, the more likely they are to require psychiatric and psychological help. “This campaign …

WorkSafe issues notice to transport company following worker’s injury

Reported by Haydee | 04 Jul, 2012

WorkSafe Victoria has issued a safety improvement notice to a Ballarat-based road transport manufacturer after a worker suffered from serious injuries last Wednesday. The Courier reports that the worker had to be airlifted to The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne after being trapped while working underneath an extendable trailer at about 5am. According to reports, he …

Transport company faces FWA for spying on injured worker

Reported by Haydee | 03 Jul, 2012

A transport and logistics company is facing unfair dismissal charges after allegedly spying on staff who take leave to recover from workplace injuries. The case was taken to the national workplace relations tribunals by one of its workers who said she was dismissed unfairly after private investigators hired by the company followed here in February …

Pearling company pleads guilty over worker injury

Reported by Haydee | 15 Jun, 2012

A pearling company was fined $10,000 on Thursday after pleading guilty over the serious injury of its worker. A cook onboard a pearling vessel fell two metres from a roof onto the lower deck in September 2011. According to investigation, the vessel was docked during low tide and was being re-supplied for an upcoming voyage. …