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At Phoenix Occupational Medicine we are working hard to provide you with information that will be of value to your workplace and the people in it.

If you would like us to focus on a topic that is important to you drop us a line at connect@phoenixoccmed.com.au .

Overcoming the greatest barrier to return to work - Fear (including a live Q & A)
Grab your lunch and watch Dr Sid O'Toole present for Safe Work Month - Wednesday 21 October at 12 midday. Listen carefully because at the end we'll be running a competition!

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Liability, indoor air quality and COVID 19
In a year that has seen more unrest and upheaval than most, a new report from Allianz Global Corporate and Specialty has listed the top 5 liability risk trends likely to impact business and insurers.

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Download the recording of Crystal ball gazing: the future of work in a post COVID world
Download the recording of our recent webinar with Michelle Chadburn from HWL Ebsworth Workplace Relations and Safety Team and Dr Sid O'Toole

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The new national workplace exposure standard for respirable crystalline silica - takes effect from 1 July 2020
The workplace exposure standard for respirable crystalline silica has been halved - and employers need to understand what they need to do.

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Crazy Socks for Docs 2020
We are wearing our crazy socks with Pride to raise awareness of doctors' mental health

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Still working from home? 5 top safety risks to avoid
The kids have gone back to school so working from home is now bliss. Right? Let's re-check in on the 5 top work-from-home risks.

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Great candidate... but they have a health condition.
We know that we don’t live in an ideal world where every worker or candidate is the perfect picture of health and fitness.

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Dr Angus Forbes
June 2, 2020
Mental health during a pandemic. Is your workplace prepared?
Webinar now available!

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Dr Sid O'Toole
May 27, 2020
Reopening. When will it be safe to get back to work?
Dr Sid O'Toole's webinar is now available for download.

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Managing employee morale remotely
Even without the added pressures of a global pandemic, all too often, businesses will ask the question; how do we best manage employee morale?

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Occupational (tele)medicine - keeping workplaces well in a COVID-19 world
What workplaces need to know about how telemedicine can assist.

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Webinar now available to download - Managing the health of people working from home
Missed Dr Sid O'Toole's webinar on 26 March? Download it now!

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Dr Sabrina Virji
March 17, 2020
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update for Workplaces
As the number of cases of COVID-19 increase locally and internationally, we look at preparations and protocols workplaces can implement.

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Site Visits
How many medical specialists would be familiar with the tasks and working environment of a coal mine, an abattoir or a sugar cane processing plant?

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The Importance of Mental Health in the Workplace
Did you know mental illness is the leading cause of sick leave and long-term work incapacity?

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Cancer incidence among firefighters
A recent journal article of interest from International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health, (Vol. 93, Issue 2)

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Dr Sabrina Virji
February 14, 2020
2019 Novel Coronavirus
One of our registrars, Dr Sabrina Virji, attended a briefing by the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the recent Coronavirus outbreak. Here’s what we know so far.

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Personal vehicles and workplace responsibility?
Greyfleet is a term used for any vehicle used for work-related purposes which is not directly provided for by the organisation that employs the driver. WorkSafe Qld has released a new guide on this topic.

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Dr Sid O'Toole presenting on RTW for ASIEQ Panel
BT Lawyers is hosting ASIEQ's 'RTW Intervention - a practical discussion on how to improve claims outcomes through RTW intervention'

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Taking better care of yourself might just help antibiotic over-prescribing
Antibiotics are overused in Australia. But why is this an issue for Occupational Health?

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Dr O'Toole's appointment as Chair of the AFOEM QLD Regional Committee
Dr O'Toole's appointment as Chair of the AFOEM QLD Regional Committee

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Working and Endometriosis White Paper
Working and Endometriosis - A new resource for the workplace

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Dr Sid O'Toole
October 25, 2019
The Phoenix Focus - On The Right Track Assessment
As part of our ongoing education initiatives we would like to introduce you to "The Phoenix Focus'. Our first topic is Staying On The Right Track.

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