Aggravation of a pre-existing injury

Can an employer be liable for aggravation of a pre-existing injury? YES If a worker has a pre-existing injury (eg knee injury from weekend) and they then aggravate this further in the workplace the employer can be liable!! Regardless of where the injury was sustained, all workers are required to be FIT FOR WORK.  Fit […]

Injuries can spiral out of control

Do you think a splinter injury in the workplace could cost thousands of dollars and result in a permanent impairment to the worker? YES!! Injuries, no matter how small can sometimes result in a much larger injury if not managed well by both the worker and the employer. I have had extensive workplace rehabilitation experience […]

Have you been bullied?

HAVE YOU BEEN BULLIED? I have……..Warning this is a long post but please take the time to read and you may make a difference to someone’s life. These days most people are unable to say they they have not either witnesses bullying, been bullied or know someone that has been bullied.  Its pretty sad that […]

Tiffany Ward Story

What were you doing at 18? Tiffany was recovering from a severe workplace incident!! On 14 October 2008, 18-year-old Tiffany Ward sustained horrendous injuries to both of her arms when they were dragged into a rotating auger screw of a potato processing machine. Tiffany, a factory process worker, had been cleaning food scraps out of […]

Angle Grinders

As I have previously posted, on the 4th February a Queensland Worker received fatal injuries while operating a 230mm (9 inch) angle grinder.  The worker was killed when part of a broken disc struck the worker’s chest at high impact. Angle grinders are one of the most dangerous tools in any workplace.   The following is […]

Why I am passionate about Safety

WE ALL WANT OUR LOVED ONES TO COME HOME SAFE FROM WORK. For me, safety awareness began at a very young age. In 1985, thanks to a sheer miracle, my father didn’t die in a workplace incident. At the time he was working for a bitumen company in Mackay. He and his Manager were cutting […]

Asbestos in imported building products

Asbestos has been banned in Australia since the 80’s but our workers are facing exposure from imported building products from China Many of us think the risk of exposure to Asbestos in today’s society is from products already in houses and buildings that are being renovated or demolished.  Well think again!  Somehow the Chinese have […]

Damage of wipes in toilets

Are you flushing wipes down the toilet? If the answer is yes….you could be hit with a expensive clean up cost. Wipes (even if they indicate they are toilet safe) MUST not be flushed down the toilet. “Only human waste and toilet paper should ever be flushed down the toilet” Surveys done in regions show […]

Household Workers Insurance

At your place of residence do you: employ a cleaner? employ a ironing lady? employ a nanny/baby sitter for your children? employ a gardener? If the answer is yes to any of these did you know that you are required to have HOUSEHOLD WORKERS’ INSURANCE  POLICY to cover you against potential compensation costs if the […]

3-6 Weeks Labour Free

Do you want to know how to get 3-6 weeks labour FREE for your business? SO NOW I HAVE YOUR ATTENTION!!   Some of you may have heard of ”Host Employer” under the Queensland WorkCover scheme.  If you haven’t, then please read on. Returning an injured worker to their existing employer is not always possible as the employer […]