Finalists for icare’s TMF Awards recognizing sector pioneers in workplace risk management announced

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Insurance & Care NSW (icare) has recently announced the 2017 TMF (Treasury Management Fund) Awards finalists. The Awards recognise and celebrate NSW public sector pioneers in workplace risk management.

icare CEO Vivek Bhatia said the Awards and TMF Risk Management Conference allow exemplars in workplace risk-management to share best practice and foster innovation across the NSW public sector.

“icare exists to protect the safety and wellbeing of all NSW workers. Our goal is to ensure that each of the 3.4 million workers in our great State get home safe and sound,” said Mr. Bhatia.

“We achieve this by supporting our government agency clients, one of the State’s largest combined employers, to create innovative programs that make a measurable difference to the safety of their workplace and protect the wellbeing of their employees.

“One of last year’s standout winners, Fire & Rescue NSW developed the world’s first PTSD diagnosis and treatment guidelines for emergency services workers, in partnership with the Black Dog Institute and EML.

“PTSD affects one-in-10 emergency services workers. This program drives early intervention at a critical point in the individual’s injury to better identify, prevent and manage the contributing factors of mental stress and maximize the chances of sustained recovery.

“TMF agencies who lead the charge in solving real-world issues impacting the safety and sustainability of our workers and community are exactly the kind of innovators we’re keen to support and recognise with the TMF Awards,” said Mr. Bhatia.

icare Group Executive, Self Insurance, Community & Innovation, Tim Plant, said the intersection of sustainability and risk management was the major theme underpinning the 2017 conference.

“As a leading social insurer, icare’s goal is to achieve world class social and commercial outcomes for the long-term benefit of New South Wales,” he said.

“This year’s conference will show how the integration of effective risk management and creation of more risk aware cultures are essential to attaining sustainable social, economic and environmental outcomes for NSW.

“Our keynote speaker, Dr. Catherine Ball is an international expert in advancing the non-military application of drone technology – otherwise known as “drones for good”.

“The ubiquity of drone technology as a business enabler is revolutionizing the way we work, how services are delivered and creating new economies. However, this raises a plethora of challenges around licensing, privacy and security, and the need for new regulatory requirements.

“As an adviser to governments, Dr. Ball is perfectly placed to help TMF agencies navigate the ethics of commercial drone operations and use the technology to create social value.”

Winners of the TMF Awards for Excellence will be announced on 6 September 2017, at the Hilton in Sydney as part of the icare TMF Risk Management Conference

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