The State Insurance and Care Governance Act 2015 comes into effect today, 1 September.
A $1 million partnership between WorkCover NSW and the Australian Paralympic Committee will provide an opportunity for paralympians to mentor injured young workers and those injured on the road. The announcement was made on Tuesday by NSW Minister for Finance, Services and Property, Dominic Perrottet.
WorkCover NSW will conduct a free interactive webinar aimed at assisting small businesses in establishing a safe work environment.
Injured workers and businesses will benefit greatly with the passage of the Workers Compensation Amendment Bill 2015 through Parliament and the State Insurance and Care Governance Bill 2015.
The Workers’ Compensation Dust Diseases Board is not being axed. This was what Mr Vivek Bhatia, Chief Executive Officer of Safety, Return to Work and Support clarified in a statement.
A window cleaner is in a serious condition after falling three storeys from an Apple Store in Sydney on Wednesday night.
A $1 billion workers compensation reform package has been announced by NSW Minister for Finance, Services and Property, Dominic Perrottet today.
The results of a world-first testing and research project into quad bike safety has been released on Monday by the University of NSW Transport and Road Safety Unit.
The preliminary results of a survey of injured workers focusing on their experience with the workers compensation system.
WorkCover NSW has developed a new online tool to help businesses with workers compensation queries.
WorkCover will soon visit Dubbo farmers to promote farm safety and improve health and safety systems in the NSW’s highest risk agricultural sector.
The agriculture industry has been ranked as one of the high-risk industries in Australia due to its high number of work-related injuries and fatalities. Two years ago, the agriculture sector recorded the second highest number of fatalities (50). Last year the industry recorded 46 fatalities.
With the aim of reducing the number of serious injuries and fatalities in the agriculture industry, WorkCover NSW, together with NSW Farmers Association, Department of Primary Industries (DPI), and Local Land Services (LLS) will conduct a combined Small Machinery Fields day at Moss Vale.
WorkCover NSW will conduct a survey for workers and businesses on their experience of the NSW Workers Compensation Scheme.
A new guide has been produced for people working on properties which contain loose fill asbestos insulation.
WorkCover NSW released a safety alert following a recent incident in which workers were injured and others put at serious risk when a scaffold collapsed onto a street. In a separate incident, a scaffold collapsed into a laneway and neighbouring properties. No one was injured in the incident.
Closing date for submission of entries for the SafeWork Awards 2015 has been extended.
A new guide to insurance reforms for businesses within the Workers Compensation Scheme has been recently released across the state.
WorkCover and WorkSafe inspectors will visit the Albury and Wodonga region in June as part of the Cross Border Project.
Between 2000 and 2012, 98 people in Australia have died in horse-related incidents. On average, 1 worker is hospitalised every day due to a horse-related incident.
WorkCover NSW has recently released a safety alert to highlight the risks associated with storage and handling of glass sheets.