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Webinar: The importance of social connection in RTW - What iCare’s research tells us
Dr. Caroline Howe, 16th April 2019 3pm AEST


Six ways to beat the back-to-work blues by building resilience
Holly Blake, University of Nottingham | Chartered health psychologist and Associate Professor Holly Blake shares practical tips to ease the transition back into the workplace.... read more >>
Too ashamed to return to work
Gabrielle Lis | Shame feeds aggression and avoidance: barriers to RTW. How can workplaces and treating practitioners foster empowerment and pride instead?... read more >>
Hospital, union collaborate on good RTW medicine
Gabrielle Lis | Employer, union collaboration on disability management policy and RTW planning leads to 50% drop in time lost to injury at a large Canadian healthcare organisation.... read more >>
Teamwork: what works?
Dr Mary Wyatt | Teamwork is an art and a science. Learn to nurture it with style!... read more >>

Industry News

Comprehensive advice: RTW after cancer
Published on March 22, 2019 | An Irish organisation, the Marie Keating Foundation, has put together an excellent series of tips for people returning to work after recovering from cancer. Here's an example: "After a lengthy leave of absence from the workplace, you will no doubt be questioned about your illness by your colleagues.... read more >>
Grand way to improve wellbeing at work
Published on March 22, 2019 | When you think about musical therapy in a hospital, most likely you think of it as something offered to the patients: the fabulous Hush program comes to mind. The Sunshine Coast University Hospital has taken a different approach, installing a grand piano in the main foyer so that anyone with the music in them can play - including stressed doctors.... read more >>
Queensland's first, tragic silicosis death
Published on March 19, 2019 | We're saddened to report that Anthony White, the Queensland stonemason who helped raise the alarm about the dangers of silica dust, has passed away from silicosis aged just 36. Mr White's brother, Shane Parata, also has the disease.... read more >>
Watch this space: definitive review of workplace role in osteoarthritis is coming
Published on March 19, 2019 | Deciding what role - if any - workplace factors play in the development of osteoarthritis (OA) has traditionally been a tough call. Canada to the rescue! Our post-colonial buddies are shortly to publish a review of the evidence conducted by the Institute of Work and Health (IWH), commissioned by WorkSafeBC.... read more >>
Have your say before WA conciliation service goes online
Published on March 10, 2019 | The conciliation and arbitration services (CAS) of WorkCover WA are moving online. There will be an information session for CAS users at the end of March, "to ensure the new online functionality meets the needs of the agency, workers, employers, insurers and their legal representatives".... read more >>