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 …

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; …

Free webinar on positive stay and early return to work

Reported by Haydee | 04 Feb, 2013

WorkCover Queensland is inviting all employers in the accommodation industry to a free webinar with industry experts discussing strategies to achieve positive stay at, prompt return to work outcomes. The webinar will be held on Wednesday 27 February 2013 from 11am to 12pm. There are limited places available and interested participants are advised to email …

Personal Injury Management Conference 2012 to feature workers compensation expert

Reported by Haydee | 10 Jul, 2012

The Personal Injury Education Foundation (PIEF) will be hosting the Personal Injury Management Conference in August 2012, with focus on Driving Outcomes That Work. The conference will highlight programs and initiatives that have excelled in the personal injury industry. Former Director of Corporate Planning and Development for WorkSafe BC (the Workers’ Compensation Board of British …

Return to Work Inspectors to visit Dandenong employers

Reported by Haydee | 05 Jul, 2012

Photo: WorkSafe Victoria Dandenong employers can expect a visit from Return to Work Inspectors over the next month to make sure they are meeting their return to work obligations for injured workers. As part of their visits, inspectors will focus on workplaces where workers have suffered an injury and have not been able to return …

O’Farrell: NSW compo changes saved employers from premium hike

Reported by Haydee | 22 Jun, 2012

Hon Barry O’FarrellPhoto: Premier of NSWFacebook page The Workers Compensation Legislation Amendment Bill 2012 had spared employers from a 28 percent increase to their insurance premiums, says Premier Barry O’Farrell. “With premiums in NSW already between 20 and 60 percent higher than in Victoria and Queensland, any increase would only have driven more businesses and …

Workers compensation changes to slash benefits for injured workers

Reported by Haydee | 14 Jun, 2012

Injured NSW workers may have to face benefit deductions under the changes recommended by a joint parliament committee yesterday. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the committee’s report recommends calling off of “journey” claims, which means that workers will no longer be covered for injuries while travelling to and from work. Police officers are exempted …