21 January 2019

Injuries to rise alongside popularity of ride sharing scooters

If you have ventured into the heart of Brisbane lately you will probably have noticed people riding scooters.  In fact, there is no escaping them.  They seem to whiz by at an alarming rate whether you are on the road or footpath and, because they are so quiet they have passed within millimetres of you

17 December 2018

Do we need more rules to force us to pay attention?

The spate of pedestrian and cyclist deaths this year suggests now might be a good time to have a conversation about what type of legislation is appropriate to reduce distracted commuting and improve road safety. According to the Australian Road Deaths Database, 174 pedestrians and 36 cyclists have been killed in the past 12 months

02 August 2018

Fatigue Management – An Employer Responsibility

It is often assumed that the responsibility of an employer, to take reasonable care to avoid injury to employees, ends at the end of the working day or when they leave work premises. But where fatigue management is concerned, that is not always the case. Fatigue management is a serious issue, especially for staff who

17 July 2018

$4.7 billion dollars awarded to baby powder victims

It’s not easy taking on the world’s largest health care company.  One that is also the highest paid drug company in the world.  But that is exactly what 22 women did, banding together to take on one of the world’s most powerful corporations, claiming the use of their talcum powder was the cause of their