Visit IPAR at the Elmore Field Days

IPAR will be on display at the upcoming Elmore Field Days, to be held at the Elmore Events Centre, October 7th, 8th and 9th.

Come and visit us at stand 129B in the Agribusiness Pavilion to learn how our injury prevention and occupational rehabilitation services can assist you to achieve a ‘Healthy Body, Healthy Mind and Healthy Workplace’. Our occupational rehabilitation specialists will be conducting FREE workstation assessments that will ensure you have the right ergonomic set up to work safely and productively. You can also enter our business card draw for the chance to win a brand new coffee machine!

For further details and directions to get there, visit Elmore Field Days.

Host Placement leads to Employment

Here’s a great story of a combined Queensland team effort that has resulted in a successful outcome for worker, employer and insurer.

IPAR’s Queensland team has been assisting a professional, enthusiastic and young at heart 67 year old man with a background in workwear and uniform sales. He had sustained a frozen shoulder injury and was off work for 3-4 months to recover and while he didn’t have full capacity he was progressing well.

A consultant from our Brisbane team was able to find an ideal host placement at a small uniform and workwear company in Townsville, with duties that include customer service, cold calling, liaison with previous customers and placing / following up on orders. Our client brought lots of sales and customer service experience to the business. He was also raised in Townsville and has a particularly strong network of contacts which will be of significant benefit to the host business.

The host placement was such a success that the employer has now offered our client continued employment. The employer reports that he is a great and reliable face of the business and his experience is invaluable!

See us at the Comcare Conference!

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IPAR is an associate partner at the 2014 Comcare National Conference, to be held at the Melbourne Convention Centre, September 9 – 11. Come and see us at Booth 3, have a chat about our services, and enter your business card for the chance to win a DeLonghi coffee machine!

On Day 2, Wednesday 10th at 12 noon, look out for IPAR’s Manager – Research and Innovation, Dorothy Frost, who will be making a keynote presentation on ‘Supporting individuals with a multitude of barriers preventing return to work’. Dorothy will be reporting on a new approach to redeployment utilising standardised bio-psychosocial tools, chronic disease self-management techniques and personalised health and career coaching. Outcomes and implications for broader service delivery will be presented.