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.
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.