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Cross Border Visits in Mildura and Wentworth

Reported by Haydee | 04 Mar, 2015

Work safety inspectors from both WorkSafe and WorkCover NSW will visit construction sites in Mildura and Wentworth later this month to educate builders and sub-contractors about workplace safety requirements in both states. The visits will begin 16 March and inspectors will assess site safety and will focus on fall protection and UV sun protection. WorkSafe …

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Personal Injury Management Scholarships

Reported by Haydee | 20 Feb, 2015

WorkCover NSW has awarded five insurance industry professionals with scholarships in the 2015 round of the Personal Injury Management Scholarship Program.

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Get Healthy at Work

Reported by Haydee | 11 Feb, 2015

NSW workplaces made a pledge to support healthier lifestyles by supporting a new workplace health service, Get Healthy at Work.

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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.