Health & safety news
See below for the QNU’s health and safety news:
The Federal Government is turning the spotlight on workplace bullying in an attempt to curb bullying in Australian workplaces.
The LNP-dominated Queensland Parliamentary Finance and Administration Committee has extended the reporting date for the inquiry into workers’ compensation to 23 May 2012.
In Australia, most workers are entitled to paid personal leave for medical reasons. Under Section 97 of the Fair Work Act 2009 an employee may take paid personal leave if it is taken because you¡¦re not fit for work due to a personal illness or personal injury.
The QNU is concerned that changes to New South Wales’ workers compensation journey claims may have set a dangerous precedent as Queensland undergoes a workers comp review.
The QNU is sometimes contacted by members concerned with how they have been treated during Independent Medical Examinations (IME) with a WorkCover-appointed doctor.
As flu season closes in and the push to get the public to embrace flu vaccinations kicks off, Queensland Health is putting nurses and midwives in the spotlight.
On 1 January 2012, the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 replaced the existing workplace health and safety legislation in Queensland.
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