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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.

Phoenix Occupational Medicine
March 29, 2021
Jab vs Job? Can an employer force an employee to have the COVID-19 Vaccination?

A panel webinar

Phoenix Occupational Medicine
February 17, 2021
Microblog #7 Good work helps produce a good RTW

Fear of reinjury, fear of failure and fear of legal proceedings can threaten to overwhelm workers and employers. Good communication and having good work available can help.

Phoenix Occupational Medicine
February 17, 2021
Microblog #6 Overcoming fear in RTW

The key to overcoming fear in the RTW process is clear communication. And that needs to start with the diagnosis.

Phoenix Occupational Medicine
February 17, 2021
Microblog #5 REST 2.0

You didn't think that we would only have 51 words to say about Rest did you?

Phoenix Occupational Medicine
February 17, 2021
Microblog #4 Why recover at work?

Sometimes injured workers feel as if they need to be 100% better before they come back to work.

Phoenix Occupational Medicine
February 17, 2021
Microblog #3 What does REST actually mean?

Fresh from our summer holidays, what we think of as 'rest' may be quite different to what we mean when talking about 'rest' after an injury.

February 17, 2021
Microblog #2 Plain speaking in RTW

161 words on why plain speaking can be so complicated. Based on Dr Sid O'Toole's presentation - Managing the Greatest Barrier to RTW : Fear.

Phoenix Occupational Medicine
February 17, 2021
Microblog #1 Why get back to work?

146 words on why RTW is important. Based on Dr Sid O'Toole's presentation - Managing the Greatest Barrier to RTW : Fear.

Phoenix Occupational Medicine
October 26, 2020
Is work above the shoulder a high-risk zone?

Applying the Occupational and Environmental Medicine lens to new research. In particular - we look at recent research highlighting the impact of work performed above shoulder height.

Phoenix Occupational Medicine
October 19, 2020
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!

Phoenix Occupational Medicine
September 22, 2020
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.

Phoenix Occupational Medicine
September 2, 2020
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

Phoenix Occupational Medicine
June 11, 2020
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.

Phoenix Occupational Medicine
June 5, 2020
Crazy Socks for Docs 2020

We are wearing our crazy socks with Pride to raise awareness of doctors' mental health

Phoenix Occupational Medicine
June 1, 2020
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.

Phoenix Occupational Medicine
June 1, 2020
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.

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

Webinar now available!

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.

Phoenix Occupational Medicine
April 28, 2020
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?

Phoenix Occupational Medicine
May 8, 2020
Occupational (tele)medicine - keeping workplaces well in a COVID-19 world

What workplaces need to know about how telemedicine can assist.

Phoenix Occupational Medicine
April 2, 2020
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!

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.

Phoenix Occupational Medicine
March 5, 2020
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?

Phoenix Occupational Medicine
February 17, 2021
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?

Phoenix Occupational Medicine
March 2, 2020
Cancer incidence among firefighters

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

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.

Phoenix Occupational Medicine
January 23, 2020
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.

Phoenix Occupational Medicine
January 23, 2020
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'

Phoenix Occupational Medicine
November 21, 2019
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?

Phoenix Occupational Medicine
September 26, 2019
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

Phoenix Occupational Medicine
September 5, 2019
Working and Endometriosis White Paper

Working and Endometriosis - A new resource for the workplace

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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