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.


NSW farmers invest on safety improvements

Reported by Haydee | 25 Jul, 2014

A WorkCover program helped NSW farmers prioritise safety by providing up to $2,000 assistance for the cost of safety solutions to address farm risks. Around 9,500 farmers were able to invest in safety improvements.

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New codes of practice to improve safety

Reported by Haydee | 20 Jul, 2014

Twelve new codes of practice set to improve safety in NSW workplaces commences today. These codes, which are part of the national harmonised work health and safety laws that were adopted by NSW in 2012 replaced several existing codes from previous occupational health and safety laws. “The NSW Government is committed to providing a safe …


Alive and Well campaign launched

Reported by Haydee | 16 Jul, 2014

A new campaign has been launched by the NSW Minister for Finance and Services, Dominic Perrottet at the NSW Farmers Conference on Tuesday.


House Construction Industry Mentor Program

Reported by Haydee | 16 Jul, 2014

WorkCover NSW is calling on all medium and large construction companies across the state to participate in its 2014 House Construction Industry Mentor Program.


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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Work safety partnership in forestry industry renewed

Reported by Haydee | 01 Jul, 2014

WorkCover NSW has renewed its partnership with Forestry Corporation of NSW to develop effective approaches to work health and safety and injury management in the forestry industry. Acting General Manager of WorkCover NSW’s Work Health and Safety Division, Peter Dunphy said the partnership which was first signed in 2011 has achieved significant progress in recent …

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Safer Small Towns event in Mogo

Reported by Haydee | 05 Jun, 2014

WorkCover’s Safer Small Towns event will be coming to Mogo next Wednesday, 11 June to provide free work health and safety advice to businesses and workers.


Former owners of hairdressing salon pleaded guilty to using harmful products

Reported by Haydee | 29 May, 2014

Former Sydney hairdressing business owners were fined $25,000 each for failure to ensure keratin products in their salon were safe to use. The owners pleaded guilty in the Local Court of NSW last month to two offences under Section 33 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 for failing to comply with work health …

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Workers Compensation Scheme review

Reported by Haydee | 21 May, 2014

Minister for Finance and Services Dominic Perrottet has announced on Friday that the NSW Government has commissioned an independent review of the 2012 amendments to the workers compensation system.


Action plan to ensure work safety during highway upgrade

Reported by Haydee | 29 Apr, 2014

WorkCover NSW and Thiess Pty Ltd has formally sealed their commitment to ensuring workers’ safety during the construction of the Frederickton to Eungai (F2E) Pacific Highway Upgrade Project with the signing of an action plan.

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NSW: Boost to workers compensation scheme announced

Reported by Haydee | 29 Apr, 2014

Minister for Finance and Services Dominic Perrottet and NSW Treasurer Andrew Constance announced on Monday a $1 billion improvement to the bottom line of the NSW Workers Compensation Scheme.

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Rebate for estuary fishermen in NSW

Reported by Haydee | 15 Apr, 2014

Estuary fishermen are encouraged to take advantage of the $500 estuarine fishing small business rebate.

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WorkCover Small Business Tour in NSW towns

Reported by Haydee | 27 Mar, 2014

WorkCover NSW, together wirh the Orana Regional Business Enterprise Centre will conduct a Western Plains Small Business Safety Tour next week to promote safety in NSW businesses.