Safety alliance to improve work health and safety

Reported by Haydee | 27 Jun, 2013

A safety alliance was signed by WorkCover NSW and Shellharbour City Council to improve work health and safety and injury management for Council staff. The alliance will allow WorkCover and Shellharbour City Council to establish effective and practical approaches to work health and safety and injury management through communication, consultation, cooperation and industry leadership. Part …

Sheep and Beef Cattle Farming Industry Action Plan

Reported by Haydee | 20 Jun, 2013

Photo: SafetyCulture Library WorkCover NSW has launched a plan to ensure the safety of the state’s sheep and beef cattle farms. The Sheep and Beef Cattle Farming Industry Action Plan aims to reduce workplace injuries and illnesses, and improve injury management in one of the states’ highest risk industries. The Plan was launched by a/General …

Educational forum on injury management and prevention

Reported by Haydee | 18 Jun, 2013

WorkCover Queensland together with the Australian Industry Group has recently conducted an educational forum to address injury management and prevention with small employers. WorkCover Customer Services Manager Melissa Steadman said the forum gave employers an opportunity to discuss challenges that smaller businesses face and how WorkCover and employers can work together to put strategies in …

Workplace safety and injury management forum for the mining industry

Reported by Haydee | 09 Apr, 2013

WorkCover Queensland will conduct a free mining forum on Thursday, 18 April 2013, from 9.00am to 11.30am. Issues specific to the mining industry as well as issues pertaining to workplace safety and injury management will be discussed. Topics will include: Overview of IPaM program and tools to assist with injury prevention by Suzanne Johnson, WHSQ …

WorkCover Queensland releases more industry sites

Reported by Haydee | 14 Mar, 2013

Staying up to date with what’s happening to your industry while learning injury prevention and management strategies is important. Taking that on board, WorkCover Queensland created the industry sites to provide employers with relevant information on compensation and injury management, as well as industry specific news, events and resources. Industry sites now available are Agriculture; …

WorkCover Queensland to hold a free passenger transport forum in January 2013

Reported by Haydee | 11 Dec, 2012

A free forum for employers in the passenger transport industry will be hosted by WorkCover Queensland and Workplace Health and Safety Queensland on 23 January 2013. Topics to be discussed will include injury prevention and management, workplace health and safety harmonisation laws, and promoting wellness at work. Customer Services Manager (North), Matt Cross, who manages …

ACT Public Servants $90m Compensation in Three Years

Reported by Zoe | 21 Aug, 2012

In the ACT public servants have claimed almost $90 million in workers compensation in the last three years for illnesses and injuries in the workplace. According to the Chief Minister Katy Gallagher the ACTPS workers compensation and work safety improvement plan is designed to take the burden of injury away from workers whilst decreasing the …

WorkCover Safety Bus to visit Western NSW

Reported by Haydee | 02 Aug, 2012

The WorkCover Safety Bus will visit western NSW to render work health and safety advice to local workers and businesses. The Bus will tour Forbes, Parkes and Condobolin from Monday, 6 August and will offer practical advice on new work health and safety laws, changes to high-risk work licences and WorkCover’s Small Business Rebate Program. …

Comcare Rehabilitation Guidelines forums

Reported by Haydee | 22 Jun, 2012

Comcare will be facilitating forums throughout the month of July to introduce and inform the jurisdiction on the new Section 41 Rehabilitation Guidelines which will start on 1 July 2012. These forums will be approximately 90 minutes in duration and will include a presentation followed by a question and answer session. Representatives from Comcare’s Compensation …

2012 Seacare Conference and Awards

Reported by Haydee | 19 Apr, 2012

The 2012 Seacare Conference and Awards, which provides a unique opportunity for scheme participants to gather and learn about effective injury management and to celebrate the achievements of stakeholders will be held 24-25 October 2012 at Crystal Palace Luna Park in Sydney.   This year’s theme is Seafaring safety, navigating change, and will focus on …