WorkCover Queensland will conduct several work health and wellbeing leadership breakfast forums throughout Queensland to assist managers and leaders in leveraging work health and wellbeing to improve injury prevention and return to work.
Majority of Mackay businesses have the right level of workers’ compensation insurance for their employees, This was revealed during a recent visit by WorkCover Queensland to more than 100 employers in Mackay. The visit was done to make sure that they are correctly covering their workers against workplace injuries.
WorkCover Queensland highlights importance of musculoskeletal injury prevention for ageing workforce
WorkCover Queensland highlights the importance of preventing musculoskeletal injury among ageing workforce.
Application are now being accepted for more than 80 specialists to be part of the General Medical Assessment Tribunal in Queensland.
A labour hire and placement services website is now available to help Queensland employers be updated with workplace health and safety and workers’ compensation information.
WorkCover Queensland will visit businesses in the construction, manufacturing and retail industries this month to raise awareness on the importance of covering workers correctly for workplace injuries.
Registrations are now being accepted for the North Queensland Return to Work Conference and Expo on 24 April 2015.
Mark Ferguson, a crane operator who lost his fingers in a serious crane rigging accident in June 2013 is looking forward to returning to work.
A reduction was seen in the compensation claims from Queensland construction workers in 2013/14 (9,147) compared to more than 10,000 in 2011/12.
Common law claims impact all industries and in order to raise awareness on how to mitigate the impact of claims escalating to common law, WorkCover Queensland will conduct a new common law webinar series this year.
Sports reporter and Queensland rugby league legend, Shane Webcke is the new Queensland Safety Ambassador.
A new report reveals that almost half (45%) of Queensland workers’ compensation claims in the accommodation and food services industry came from injured young workers.
WorkCover Queensland is visiting employers in Cairn this month to raise awareness on the importance of properly covering workers for workplace injury.
Queensland employers are now paying the lowest average workers’ compensation premiums in Australia after WorkCover Queensland reduced the rate by 17 percent.
A fast food worker is suing a Townsville burger bar and Work Cover Queensland for $511,889.35 for physical and psychological injuries she sustained after lifting a 12 kilogram box in the store’s cold room.
A new study being conducted by researchers from the University of Queensland will look at ways to reduce musculoskeletal problems in office workers. Researchers aim to identify which intervention would be more beneficial for workers and employers – an ergonomic assessment plus health promotion, or ergonomic assessment plus exercise training.
A small business guide has been developed by WorkCover Queensland to assist small businesses in complying with their obligations and educate them on WorkCover matters. The guide offers useful tips in making a claim, reducing their premium, and links to more information online. “As part of WorkCover Queensland’s commitment to working together with small business …
A new Workplace for Wellness Program for Queensland workers was launched on Wednesday at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland. The Workplace for Wellness Program will include a new website which provides useful resources including templates, tools, ideas and tips to assist Queensland businesses in developing and managing a sustainable workplace wellness program. The …
Workplace injuries have the potential to seriously impact workers lives and they can also have a considerable impact on the workplace, including colleagues and business revenue. Communicating regularly with injured workers, providing support and understanding are essential in helping a worker to return to work successfully after an injury. However some employer’s struggle knowing what …
WorkCover Queensland together with the Australian Industry Group has recently conducted an educational forum to address injury management and prevention with small employers. WorkCover Customer Services Manager Melissa Steadman said the forum gave employers an opportunity to discuss challenges that smaller businesses face and how WorkCover and employers can work together to put strategies in …
A case of workplace bullying in Queensland involving an emergency medical dispatcher will be ruled on in the state’s Industrial Relations Commission. It was determined by WorkCover Queensland that the complainant had suffered “acute anxiety disorder” because of bullying and harassment over a 10 month period, she was awarded compensation to cover that period. The …