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.
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.
Queensland employers are now paying the lowest average workers’ compensation premiums in Australia after WorkCover Queensland reduced the rate by 17 percent.
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.
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.
Registrations for the upcoming North Queensland Return to Work Conference and Expo 2014 are pouring in and Workplace Health and Safety Queensland is calling on all interested participants to register now.
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 …