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Reform hopes to put an end to workers comp red tape

Reported by Haydee | 19 Jan, 2015

WorkCover is looking at the possibility of adopting the same incentives for medium and large employers which was successful in improving safety at work and reducing red tape for small employers.

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Further assistance for loose-fill asbestos homes announced

Reported by Haydee | 22 Dec, 2014

NSW residents with loose-fill asbestos in their home will receive further assistance package. The NSW Government through Minister for Finance and Services, Dominic Perrottet, made the announcement.

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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 workers compensation scheme agents introduced

Reported by Haydee | 19 Nov, 2014

WorkCover NSW has recently introduced new workers compensation scheme agents who will enter into a new contract to provide claims and policy services on behalf of the Nominal Insurer in the NSW workers compensation scheme.

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WorkCover issues warning following keg incident

Reported by Haydee | 30 Oct, 2014

WorkCover NSW is reminding everyone to always follow manufacturer’s instructions when using portable beer keg system following the rupture of a gas-pressurised keg on October 10 which left a 23-year old man injured severely.

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Partnership to foster safety in the automotive industry

Reported by Haydee | 10 Oct, 2014

WorkCover NSW and the Motor Traders’ Association (MTA) of NSW have signed a partnership agreement to continue their collaboration in addressing work health and safety issues within the automotive industry.


Alive and Well Booth at Henty

Reported by Haydee | 19 Sep, 2014

WorkCover NSW is encouraging all agriculture businesses and workers to visit the Alive and Well stand at Henty Machinery Field Days. Acting General Manager of WorkCover NSW’s Work Health and Safety Division, Peter Dunphy said a video booth will be set up at the Alive and Well stand where farmers could share their views on …

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Alliance to ensure work health and safety

Reported by Haydee | 26 Aug, 2014

An alliance between WorkCover NSW and Hansen Yuncken was signed on Tuesday to ensure that a safe workplace will be provided during the Wagga Wagga Health Service Redevelopment.

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Cross Border Project promoting construction site safety

Reported by Haydee | 26 Aug, 2014

WorkCover NSW inspectors together with representatives from the Victorian WorkCover Authority are visiting construction sites in Cobram, Barooga, Yarrawonga and Mulwala from 25-29 August.


Investigation into loose-fill asbestos launched

Reported by Haydee | 18 Aug, 2014

NSW Minister for Finance and Services, Dominic Perrottett announced today an independent investigation to help identify the number of premises in the state that may contain loose-filled asbestos ceiling insulation materials.

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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.


Fall in NSW boating industry injuries

Reported by Haydee | 05 Aug, 2014

Boating industry injuries in the NSW have decreased almost a quarter since a safety partnership has been signed between WorkCover NSW and the Boating Industry Association of NSW (BIA).


NSW builders invited to Demo Day to improve safety

Reported by Haydee | 31 Jul, 2014

A house construction Demo Day will be held at Oran Park Town Centre on 12 August and WorkCover NSW is inviting all builders, sub-contractors and construction workers throughout the Macarthur District to participate in the event.