Rehabilitation case managers are invited to a forum in May 2016 to understand issues that are preventing workers from returning to work in a timely manner, discuss strategies to overcome these obstacles, and examine the fundamentals that lead to a successful return to work following an injury.
Full compensation for public service workers should also be restored, says Public Service Association
Public service workers deserve protection at work too., the Public Service Association of South Australia said in response to the news that a deal has been reached between the Police Association of South Australia and the South Australian government that will provide full workers’ compensation for injured police officers.
The Police Association of South Australia and the SA Government have reached an agreement to provide ongoing medical cover and income support for police officers who have been injured in the line of duty, who have not been able to return to work within two years of their injury.
Two workers have been convicted of fraud against the Return to Work scheme in one week.
The Safer Communities, Safer Towns event is coming to Kyogle next week to provide free safety advice to local businesses.
An open public consultation for proposed changes to better support NSW’s injured workers to return to work has been opened on Thursday.
Minister for Employment Senator Eric Abetz announced on Wednesday a new ‘fit note’ to assist sick and injured workers get back to work has been developed for use by all General Practitioners in the ACT and surrounding region before a potential national expansion.
WorkCover Queensland will be launching the Prevention and Performance Initiative this month to support businesses in building safer workplaces and improving return to work outcomes for injured workers.
Supervisors play a vital role in ensuring that injured workers receive all the support they need.
A new public awareness campaign has been launched on Sunday to help injured workers get back to work.
WorkCover Queensland is set to visit Gladstone-based businesses in the construction, manufacturing and technical service industries this month to raise awareness on the importance of covering workers correctly for workplace injury.
Nominations are now being accepted for this year’s Queensland Safe Work and Return to Work Awards, which highlights outstanding innovations and success in work health and safety and rehabilitation and return to work.
ReturnToWorkSA will be conducting training sessions in Adelaide metropolitan and regional centres to educate businesses on hazard management and return to work.
Return to Work SA has partnered with Return to Work Matters to provide relevant tools and practical resources for return to work coordinators including handbooks and webinars.
WorkCover Queensland will visit businesses in the construction, manufacturing and retail industries this month to raise awareness on the importance of covering workers correctly for workplace injuries.
Mark Ferguson, a crane operator who lost his fingers in a serious crane rigging accident in June 2013 is looking forward to returning to work.
Finance and Services Minister Dominic Perrottet and Small Business Minister John Barilaro on Tuesday have revealed that small business employers and workers are greatly benefitting from changes to workers compensation scheme making NSW a safer and more productive place to work.
A recent survey conducted by Comcare showed that perceptions of people who suffered work-related injuries, their relationship with their employer as well as their own personal characteristics can influence the length of time they are away from work and the cost of their claims.
Comcare’s new Chief Executive Officer started on Monday. Ms Jennifer Taylor replaced former Comcare CEO, Paul O’Connor.
The Safety, Return to Work and Support (SRWS) division welcomed its new Chief Executive Officer on Tuesday to replace outgoing CEO Julie Newman who retired from the position on August 1.
WorkCover NSW will bring its Safer Small Towns event to western NSW.