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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 …

Forum to improve safety outcome for beef industry held

Reported by Haydee | 25 Feb, 2013

A forum to help employers in the beef industry improve health, safety and injury management outcomes was held on Friday. Customer Services Manager Kylie Maras considers the forum a success. “It featured a case where the employer was involved in the rehabilitation and return to work process from the onset, and how this lead to …

A New Resource to Help Workers Return To Work

Reported by Zoe | 06 Dec, 2012

Melbourne University’s Population Mental Health research group has launched returntowork.net.au as a resource to assist people involved in RTW following a worker experiencing a mental illness or injury. The site was developed after extensive consultation with people with practical expertise of RTW as well as those that are experienced at dealing with individuals that have …

WorkCover to hold safety sessions for Port Macquarie builders

Reported by Haydee | 27 Nov, 2012

WorkCover NSW will conduct two information sessions this week for local builders on the new work health and safety laws. According to WorkCover’s Port Macquarie District Coordinator, Col West, local construction workers and employers would receive work health and safety advice from health and safety experts and will be given information on the responsibilities of …

WorkCover issues reminder to prevent heat stress

Reported by Haydee | 15 Nov, 2012

Photo: SafetyCulture Library WorkCover NSW has recently issued a reminder to all regional businesses and workers to protect themselves when working under the sun to prevent fatigue. General Manager of WorkCover’s Work Health and Safety Division, John Watson said employers must take the lead in protecting their workers from ultraviolet (UV) radiation in sunlight as …

Registrations now open for North Queensland Return to Work Conference and Expo 2013

Reported by Haydee | 07 Nov, 2012

All interested participants can now register for the North Queensland Return to Work Conference and Expo 2013 which will be held in Cairns on Friday 22 March 2013. The 2013 Conference will build on the momentum gained from the first ever North Queensland Conference in March 2012. The 2013 Conference which aims to improve return …

Return to work Awards 2012 finalists announced

Reported by Haydee | 22 Aug, 2012

Finalists for this year’s Return to Work Awards which recognise those who have played a significant role in the return to work process have been announced. Twenty eight finalists have been chosen from hundreds of entries submitted from across Queensland. Winners will be announced at the Awards ceremony on 30 October 2012 at the Return …