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7th June 2018

Coal Board Confusion: A Simple Guide to the Queensland Coal Mine Workers’ Health Scheme

There have been some recent changes made to the regulations in Queensland governing coal mine safety and health. These changes we...

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Medical & Health

31st May 2018

Should you offer your employees a flu shot?

As we dive headfirst into flu season, it’s important to stop and ask yourself how many work days your employees missed last year...

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Medical & Health

23rd April 2018

Does your health surveillance program integrate with your pre-employment medicals?

Legislation to minimise the risk to employees of adverse health effects due to hazardous substances at work has been introduced in...

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Medical & Health

18th April 2018

Why your Health Surveillance should be automated

Under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011, many organisations are required to undertake a health monitoring program for employees ...

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Medical & Health

16th April 2018

Everything you need to know about Isocyanate Health Monitoring

Isocyanates are a family of highly reactive hazardous chemicals and have been associated with a number of adverse health effects. ...

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Medical & Health

12th April 2018

The Effects of Asbestos Exposure

The Australian government enacted a ban on the use of asbestos in 2003 after the dangers of asbestos and the knowledge of it being...

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Management

9th April 2018

Preferred Provider – Who’s your partner when injuries occur?

Injuries in the workplace are inevitable, so it’s important to be prepared and think about who you’ll need to rely on to resol...

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Management

6th April 2018

What should you be looking for in an online portal?

We’re currently in the midst of peak technology disruption - everywhere you look, another industry is being advanced by technolo...

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Medical & Health

4th April 2018

Not all occupational health service providers are created equal

When you’re on the hunt for an occupational health service provider, one of the obvious ways to compare the different business o...

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Medical & Health

29th March 2018

What you need to know about Crystalline Silica

Silica is a naturally occurring substance found in most rocks, sand and clay as well as bricks and concrete. When these materia...

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Management

28th March 2018

Using Technology to take your Occupational Health to the next level

We live in an exciting time where continuous advancements in technology are disrupting traditional models and allowing us to do th...

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Medical & Health

26th February 2018

Codeine: What every Employer needs to know about these changes

From 1 February 2018, medicines containing codeine will no longer be available over the counter. The Therapeutic Goods Administrat...

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Prevention

11th October 2017

Is Your Workplace Mentally Healthy?

  October 8 2017 marks the start of Queensland’s Mental Health Week. To mark the occasion WorkSafe Queensland has la...

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Medical & Health

5th January 2017

Coal Mine Workers’ Health Scheme Changes – 1st January 2017

There have been several important changes to the regulations governing coal mine safety and health which have come into affect as...

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Management

10th November 2016

Do you need to Notify your Workplace Health and Safety Regulator about Every Injury / Incident?

Workplace injuries occur across Australia everyday, from the pesky papercut to a more serious laceration or chemical exposure. So,...

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Prevention

3rd November 2016

Is PPE an Effective Form of Risk Management? 

In a word, no. Risk management is an ongoing process that businesses use to identify, assess and treat all risks that could pot...

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Medical & Health

18th October 2016

Changes to the Screening and Management of Coal Worker’s Pneumoconiosis (Black Lung Disease)

The Coal Mine Worker’s Health Scheme has been under fire after an increase in the reported cases of possible “Black Lung” in...

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Prevention

26th August 2016

Going Beyond the Glove to Stay Hand Safe

  The Hand is an Exceptional Part of the Body The Wrist & Hand are Made Up of: 27 bones; 29 major joints; ...

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Medical & Health

17th August 2016

Important Changes to QLD Coal Mine Workers’ Health Scheme

Recently there has been some changes to the QLD Coal Mine Workers' Health Scheme to assist in early detection of coal workers' pne...

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Management

25th July 2016

Gladstone Physio – Exercise Programs for Chronic Pain Treatment

Exercise Prescription in Chronic Pain Patients in Gladstone Patient adherence to prescribed home exercise programs has been the n...

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Medical & Health

20th July 2016

Physio Gladstone – Treating Elbow Pain (Tennis Elbow) with Physiotherapy

Treating Lateral Elbow Pain (Tennis Elbow) in Gladstone Lateral epicondylitis, also known as tennis elbow, is the most common con...

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Medical & Health

15th July 2016

Physio Gladstone – Managing and Treating Headaches with Physiotherapy

How to Manage Headaches from a Physio in Gladstone's Perspective It is estimated that 90% of adults experience headaches at some ...

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Prevention

13th July 2016

Why is a Job Demand Analysis so Important?

How do you fully understand the physical requirements of a job role in Sydney, Perth and Melbourne?You systematically undertake an...

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Medical & Health

23rd May 2016

Fatigue Management: Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself

Being a hard worker has its advantages and disadvantages.  You’re often the first to arrive and last to leave, making sure ever...

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Medical & Health

12th May 2016

Asbestos Health Monitoring

What is asbestos and do employees working around it, need to be monitored? Mesothelioma, a rare and aggressive cancer, has a rel...

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Prevention

7th March 2016

5 Reasons You Should Include Functional Testing In Your Pre-Employment Medical Assessments

Pre-Employment Medical Assessments are a common requirement for high risk job roles in industries such as mining, oil, gas, constr...

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Prevention

2nd March 2016

Is There Any Good Evidence For Manual Handling Training Programs?

Manual Handling Training Programs are, for a lot of businesses, a “nice to have”. The risk of injury due to hazardous m...

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Management

11th January 2016

Drugs and Alcohol Training Course Sydney and Brisbane

KINNECT Training is now delivering accredited Drug and Alcohol Testing training courses in Sydney and Brisbane. The courses are...

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Medical & Health

6th January 2016

Drug and Alcohol Testing Training Course, Brisbane, Sydney

KINNECT Training is helping workplace safety managers to be better trained and have an increased awareness of drug and alcohol use...

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Medical & Health

10th November 2015

Drugs and Alcohol: The Effects of Substance Abuse in the Workplace

Did you know that employee alcohol consumption contributes to 5% of all Australian workplace deaths and 4-11% of non-fatal workpla...

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Medical & Health

27th October 2015

Alcohol and Other Drugs in Construction: Making Sense of the Amended Building Code 2013

" Drug and Alcohol Testing will be introduced on building sites as of 16 October 2015. " Building contractors in Australia ...

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Medical & Health

20th October 2015

The Consequences of Alcohol and Other Drug Use in the Workplace

While alcohol and other drug use in the workplace can reflect use in the general community, harmful use in the workplace is oft...

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Management

16th October 2015

WorkCover QLD Launches New Online Portal to Help Employers Manage their Workers Compensation Needs

WorkCover QLD have launched WorkCover Connect, an online portal to assist Queensland businesses in effectively managing their wo...

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Training

5th August 2015

How to Make a Worker’s Compensation Claim

It is important that workers realise cooperation is a vital part of the claim process. Under the Act, workers are obligated to wor...

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Medical & Health

31st July 2015

Drug and Alcohol Tests Results: It’s all about the Cut-offs

What does it mean when an instant drug screen (using a urine cup or saliva swab) tells me that a worker has a recreational drug in...

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Medical & Health

8th July 2015

Getting Pre-employment Assessments and Periodic Health Monitoring Right; It’s Not Rocket Science

The process of performing a pre-employment medical assessment or periodic health monitoring is not difficult, but it's not difficu...

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Medical & Health

29th June 2015

Lung Function Testing for Professional Spray Painters and Other Workers Exposed to Isocyanates

If you are a manufacturer or service provider and your workers participate in work activities involving isocyanates then they requ...

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Medical & Health

9th June 2015

Chemicals In The Workplace That Cause Hearing Loss

Chemicals In The Workplace That Cause Hearing Loss Exposure to constant high levels of noise is not the only source of hearing ...

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Medical & Health

5th June 2015

Chronic Diseases And Acute Occupational Injury Risk

Chronic Diseases And Acute Occupational Injury Risk The presence of chronic diseases such as chronic heart disease, diabetes, d...

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Medical & Health

29th May 2015

Pre-Employment Functional Assessments Reduce Injuries

For many companies like KINNECT, their employees are their greatest asset. Great employees lead great business returns, not ...

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Management

28th May 2015

What You Need to Know About Medicals for Gladstone Industries

As you are all aware, our town of Gladstone is an industry driven community. As an Approved Pre-Employment Medical Provider to Gla...

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Management

28th May 2015

Drug And Alcohol Testing In My Workplace – Where do I Start?

Starting a drug and alcohol testing program is often put in the too-hard-basket not long after the idea is conceived.  This i...

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Medical & Health

29th April 2015

Should we do Saliva or Urine Drug Testing?

An Instant Drug and Alcohol Test is performed when a biological sample such as blood, urine, saliva or breath is collected and...

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Management

15th April 2015

Synthetic Cannabis in Australia: To Test or Not to Test?

Cannabis, also known as Marijuana, contains the active ingredient tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). The presence of this compound in ...

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Medical & Health

13th April 2015

Myth: 2015 Influenza Vaccine Is Not Available until April 20

Recently, an Australian Government, Department Of Health website stated “The National Immunisation Program (NIP) Seasonal In...

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Medical & Health

7th April 2015

How Long Does It Takes For Drugs And Alcohol To Leave My System?

Every drug (recreational or prescribed) consumed into the body takes a certain amount of time to clear out of the system. W...

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Medical & Health

1st April 2015

What is a Rail Workers Safety Medical?

A Rail Safety Workers Safety Medical is a medical specifically designed for rail safety workers. The Rail Safety Workers Medic...

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Prevention

24th February 2015

3 Tips for Reducing Your Risk of Catching Influenza This Season

Influenza is extremely contagious! Studies have shown that the Influenza A virus can live for: An hour or more in the air ...

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Medical & Health

11th February 2015

Why Do I Need a Flu Shot Again This Year?

I don’t usually pay too much attention to the warnings of Flu every year in Australia. To me, getting the Flu means feeling l...

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Prevention

23rd January 2015

Manual Handling – A Tormentor of Every Workplace

A tormentor of every workplace is the requirement for manual handling – no one can escape it. Typically, injuries arise from...

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Prevention

16th January 2015

Are Ergonomic Assessments Really Necessary?

Actually, it’s a bit like wearing clothes; if your pants are too big, they feel baggy or they fall off – you may even trip ove...

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Management

12th December 2014

5 Things I Should Have Known About Frozen Shoulder

10 years ago, I knew very little about what a Frozen Shoulder was.  I had a client at that time who had enough movement in his s...

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Medical & Health

9th December 2014

Are There Loopholes In Workplace Drug Testing?

I received a phone call the other day from a recruitment advisor from one of our large clients in mining who was concerned bec...

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Management

5th December 2014

Why Would I Recommend Outplacement Services?

I remember what it was like to be told for the first time that I would be made redundant.  Even though the severance package was ...

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Medical & Health

29th October 2014

Physical Conditioning And Work Hardening Programs

Returning an injured worker to their role following an injury or illness can be likened to returning a sports athlete to the field...

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Management

2nd October 2014

What is a Functional Capacity Evaluation?

The best way to increase a workers chances of fully recovering from an injury or illness is to get them back to work quickly.  Th...

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Management

25th September 2014

What is a Vocational Assessment?

Not every worker returns to the same job with the same Employer following an illness or injury.  For these workers, a Vocational ...

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Management

22nd September 2014

What is Host Employment for Injured Workers?

Not every worker can return to their Employer on alternative duties following an illness or injury. Some employers do not have ...

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Medical & Health

17th September 2014

The 3 Things Every Pre-Employment Medical Should Have

A good Pre-Employment Medical assessment will help to identify potential employees who may not be physically or medically suitab...

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Medical & Health

15th September 2014

3 Reasons to be Honest in your Pre-Employment Medical History Questionnaire

A Pre-Employment Medical assessment will include a Medical History Questionnaire. This questionnaire will ask you to provide de...

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Medical & Health

14th September 2014

Drug And Alcohol Screen Explained – Brisbane, Emerald, Mackay, Rockhampton, Perth

A Drug and Alcohol Screen is performed in Brisbane, Emerald, Mackay, Rockhampton and Perth when a biological sample such as blood,...

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Medical & Health

11th September 2014

What is Occupational Hearing Loss?

Occupational hearing loss, or damage to hearing in a work environment, can occur from exposure to very loud noise for a short ...

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Medical & Health

8th September 2014

Vibrating Tools And Machinery Can Cause Occupational Hearing Loss

Occupational hearing loss, or damage to hearing in a work environment, can occur from exposure to very loud noise for a short time...

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5th September 2014

What is Detected in a Drug and Alcohol Test?

A Drug and Alcohol Screen is performed when a biological sample such as blood, urine, saliva or breath is collected and analys...

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3rd September 2014

What is Drug and Alcohol Confirmation Testing in Brisbane, Gladstone, Emerald and Mackay?

A Drug and Alcohol Screen is performed in Brisbane, Gladstone, Emerald and Mackay when a biological sample such as blood, urine, s...

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Medical & Health

1st September 2014

Three Important Reasons Why You Should Be Honest In Your Pre-Employment Medical History Questionnaire

Pre-Employment Medical Assessments are a common requirement for many high risk industry job roles such as mining, oil, gas, constr...

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Medical & Health

29th August 2014

Audiometric Testing – Brisbane, Gladstone, Emerald, Mackay, Perth, Cairns, Townsville

Audiometric Testing, or the testing of how well a worker can hear, in Brisbane, Gladstone, Emerald, Mackay, Perth, Cairns or Towns...

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Medical & Health

29th August 2014

The 3 Things Every Pre-Employment Medical Assessment Needs – Brisbane, Townsville, Rockhampton and Perth

Pre-Employment Medicals in Brisbane, Townsville, Rockhampton and Perth are a common requirement for many high risk industry job ro...

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Medical & Health

1st August 2014

Pre-Employment Medical – What to Expect

Pre-Employment Medicals are a common requirement for many high risk industry job roles such as...

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