Tradies are urged to pay attention to their health and wellbeing and how they can protect themselves from injuries in the workplace.
Some small businesses in Queensland have inadequate insurance coverage or are not covered at all. This is according to figures released by WorkCover.
WorkCover Queensland has released new features to further improve its online workers’ compensation tool, WorkCover Connect.
Keeping skilled construction and mining workers to stay in an industry after they are injured from an incident was the focal point of a forum held this month.
According to MS Grace, WorkCover Queensland average premiums would remain at $1.20 per $100 in wages paid in 2016-17.
For workers, sustaining a musculoskeletal injury is a common occurrence. In Queensland alone, more than 40,000 musculoskeletal injury claims were lodged across all industry sectors with an average cost of $7,059 per claim.
Queensland businesses are being reminded of their work health and safety obligations even during year-end celebrations and other functions.
With one in five Australian workers estimated to experience a mental illness, an engineering company aims to promote awareness of the mental health risks by encouraging people to talk about mental health and to put their hands up if they or someone they know has experienced mental health issues.
A shopping centre company has launched their Safety Week campaign on Monday, 26 October to Friday 30 October at all Westfields Centres across Queensland.
WorkCover Queensland and Workplace Health and Safety Queensland will be hosting a series of three free webinars aimed at further enhancing employer learnings.
WorkCover Queensland has launched WorkCover Connect, a new online service to assist Queensland businesses in effectively managing workers’ compensation.
WorkCover Queensland will soon introduce a new online service to assist Queensland businesses in effectively managing workers’ compensation.
The Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 implements the Queensland Government’s election commitments for Restoring the Rights of Queenslanders Injured at Work.
Construction workers compensation claims are on the rise (46%) in Queensland due to musculoskeletal injuries and WorkSafe Queensland says that tradies should consider how they can reduce their risk of injury at work.
Addressing sleep issues will help address other health issues. This was what a psychologist explained in a the recently held WorkCover Queensland mental health forum in Brisbane.
WorkCover Queensland will be launching the Prevention and Performance Initiative this month to support businesses in building safer workplaces and improving return to work outcomes for injured workers.
The very first Injured Workers Forum was held in Sydney on Thursday, and NSW Minister for Finance, Services and Property, Dominic Perrottet was present to listen to injured workers as they discuss their experiences with the workers compensation system.
Supervisors play a vital role in ensuring that injured workers receive all the support they need.
Following the success of WorkCover Queensland’s webinar, “Good work design for young workers” in May, a new webinar will be conducted in July.
WorkCover Queensland’s mental health forum held recently in Brisbane was a success with mining and construction employers gaining access to tools and resources provided by Beyond Blue and Mates In Construction to help workers with mental health problems.
The Honourable Curtis Pitt MP, Treasurer, Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships has recently introduced the Work Health and Safety and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 into the Queensland Parliament.