08:21 pm, Tuesday 18 June, 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 place to work through some of these challenges.
“The forum highlighted the benefits of WorkCover’s industry alignment which has assisted business. Our teams focus their efforts on specific industries, becoming experts in those areas, and handle claims from start to finish within one team.”
“We discussed how this industry alignment has built close working relationships with employers and increased our knowledge of their business and industry, which really benefits employers,” said Ms Steadman.
Some employers also shared their successful strategies in preventing workplace injuries and managing return to work following injury.
The Australian Industry Group encouraged employers to get actively involved not just when arranging a return to work, but also immediately after an injury happens. They are urged to regularly communicate with WorkCover, the injured worker and any providers.
Ms Steadman said WorkCover will continue to work with employers to improve their services.
More information can be accessed from the WorkCover Queensland website.