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Returning to Work After an Injury: A Guide for Employers
The more time employees spend away from work, the less likely they are to return. According to the National Return to Work Survey by Comcare and Safe Work Australia, the longer a worker is away, the lower the chance they'll return after an injury. Key findings include a 70% likelihood of injured workers returning to work after 20 days off and…
A man sustained severe injuries after falling from his horse at Widgee on Sunday afternoon.Emergency crews were sent to the scene shortly after 1:15pm following reports of a horse riding incident.The man sustained critical injuries to his head and spine.He was rushed to Gympie Hospital by ambulance paramedics.Read the original article here.…
A teenage boy was flown to hospital by a LifeFlight rescue chopper after he sustained a foot injury while using a dozer in South East Queensland.The incident happened on Tuesday afternoon.The aeromedical team received a call shortly after 5pm to respond to a rural property in the Somerset region and arrived after sunset.It is suspected that the bo…
Safe Work Australia is urging businesses to promote awareness about work health and safety by organising team discussions with a drink of their choice during National Safe Work Month.According to Safe Work Australia, SafeTea promotes unity in workplaces by urging your team to discuss work health and safety while enjoying a cup of tea.“You don’t have to…
The Tasmanian Government says the agriculture sector plays a vital role in the state's economy, adding that it is committed to implementing safe farming practices to support its continued growth.Minister for Primary Industries and Water, Jane Howlett, announced that the Tasmanian Government will be allocating an additional $900,000 over a period of thr…
Two people sustained injuries, with one in critical condition, following a quad bike rollover in Mahana, Tasman during a workplace-related incident on Monday afternoon.Emergency responders were alerted to an incident in Mahana around 12.20pm, according to a police spokesperson.It seemed that two people had been injured after a quad bike rolled ove…
As part of National Farm Safety Week, Farmsafe Australia has launched the ‘In Safe Hands’ campaign, reshaping the concept of safety in the agricultural sector as a strong dedication to protecting farmers, farming families and farm workers.Through the campaign, safety is personalised by featuring the narratives of six diverse farming operations spanning…
A state-wide compliance crackdown has been launched by Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ) to mitigate the number of serious workplace incidents in Queensland's high-risk construction sector.WHSQ officials will focus on construction sites throughout Queensland from July to September 2024.According to WHSQ, the enforcement campaign will have a…