WorkCover to visit Gladstone employers

Reported by Haydee | 03 May, 2015

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.


Resources for return to work coordinators

Reported by Haydee | 04 Mar, 2015

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 to visit Mackay

Reported by Haydee | 02 Mar, 2015

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.

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12-month report shows improvements in support for injured workers

Reported by Haydee | 03 Dec, 2014

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.


New Comcare chief begins work

Reported by Haydee | 26 Aug, 2014

Comcare’s new Chief Executive Officer started on Monday. Ms Jennifer Taylor replaced former Comcare CEO, Paul O’Connor.

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New Safety, Return to Work and Support chief announced

Reported by Haydee | 07 Aug, 2014

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.


Project focuses on safety improvements for wood industry

Reported by Haydee | 04 Jul, 2014

WorkCover NSW has invested more than $170,000 on safety improvements in wood industry across the state. This is part of a project to improve safety and reduce injuries in identified high-risk industries.

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Compo scheme review shows need for sound financial management

Reported by Haydee | 02 Jul, 2014

NSW Minister for Finance and Services, Dominic Perrottet revealed on Monday that the results of a statutory review of the 2012 amendments to workers compensation in NSW highlighted the need for a sound financial management for the Scheme to remain sustainable.


Report on employers’ role in return to work published

Reported by Haydee | 28 May, 2014

A report on the role of employers in return to work was released by Safe Work Australia recently. The report Return to Work Survey: Role of Employer and Workplace, Australia and New Zealand uses data from the 2013 Return to Work Survey of 4698 injured workers from Australia and New Zealand.

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 …

Q-COMP’s Return to work Awards 2013.

Reported by Haydee | 15 Apr, 2013

Q-COMP is accepting nominations for the Return to work Awards 2013. In 2012, Q-COMP received over 350 nominations. Now in its fifth year, the awards celebrate “injured workers who have successfully achieved their return to work goals, case managers who care, employers committed to positive return to work culture, health providers that innovate, and rehabilitation …

Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act Review released

Reported by Haydee | 02 Apr, 2013

Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, Bill Shorten has released on Saturday the report from the Review of the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (the SRC Act). The government commissioned the review to ensure that injured workers covered by the Act and Comcare receive sufficient support to recover and return to work as quickly …

WorkCover Queensland visits horse simulator in Toowoomba

Reported by Haydee | 18 Mar, 2013

Customer Advisors Gemma Jorgensen and Alex Newton,Customer Services Manager Vicki McCathyand Exercise physiologist Adam King.Photo: WorkCover Queensland WorkCover Queensland has recently visited the Toowoomba Turf Club to meet with injured jockeys and view the horse simulator in action. WorkCover Queensland Customer Advisor, Gemma Jorgensen said the simulator is a type of device that mimics a …

Union welcomes WorkCover Improvement Project

Reported by Haydee | 26 Feb, 2013

South Australia – Unions welcome the State Government’s announcement of the WorkCover Improvement Project. SA Unions secretary, Janet Giles said unions were promised a review in 2010 and is glad that it’s finally in progress. “A whole series of changes were made to WorkCover in 2008, which we were told would make the scheme more …