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.
Fatigue, work accidents, and other hazardous work outcomes are sometimes associated with lack of sleep. And while having a good night sleep is important, sleeping in the dark is also recommended.
WorkCover Queensland is set to visit Gladstone-based businesses in the construction, manufacturing and technical service industries this month to raise awareness on the importance of covering workers correctly for workplace injury.
Nominations are now being accepted for this year’s Queensland Safe Work and Return to Work Awards, which highlights outstanding innovations and success in work health and safety and rehabilitation and return to work.
Domestic workers should be covered adequately according to WorkCover Queensland.
A compliance awareness roadshow recently conducted by WorkCover Queensland has found that almost 90 percent of Bundaberg employers, specifically in the agriculture and retail sectors are supporting their workers with the correct level of workers’ compensation insurance.
WorkCover Queensland reminds everyone to stay safe under the sun, especially for outdoor workers.
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.