Safety + Injury Management Blog

The WorkSafe Incentive Scheme for Employers (VIC)

Posted by Recovery Partners on Jun 7, 2018 4:31:00 PM

 

The WorkSafe Incentive Scheme for Employers (WISE) provides a financial incentive of up to $26,000 to a new employer who offers ongoing employment of at least 15 hours a week to an injured...

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NSW Job Cover Placement Program (JCPP)

Posted by Recovery Partners on Jun 5, 2018 3:55:00 PM

  

One way to improve the rehab time for employees and to reduce the possibility of long-term disability is through vocational rehabilitation.  Consider what vocational rehab can do for the...

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Can You Claim Workers Compensation Travelling To and From Work?

Posted by Recovery Partners on May 30, 2018 1:10:00 PM

 

While most injuries happen on the job, sometimes employees can sustain injuries on their journeys to or from the workplace.

A common question that we get asked is: ‘can an employee claim...

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Managing a Psychological Claim

Posted by Frances Johnson on May 17, 2018 5:26:28 PM

 

Managing a psychological claim can be difficult. The prognosis can be poor, the worker may be reluctant to participate, workplace issues may be present, non-compensable issues may be present and...

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What Does Emergency Management Planning Consist Of?

Posted by Recovery Partners on May 14, 2018 1:00:00 PM

Every organisation is required to provide a safe environment for workers and visitors. This includes the prevention and management of emergency situations in the workplace. As such, emergency...

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Safety Leadership Lessons from Paul O'Neill Former CEO of Alcoa

Posted by Recovery Partners on May 2, 2018 8:55:00 AM

One October day in 1987, the new CEO of the Aluminium Company of America, or Alcoa, took to the stage of a ballroom in a New York hotel. Paul O’Neill had been a surprise choice for the head of one...

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What You Need On Your Workplace Noticeboard

Posted by Recovery Partners on May 1, 2018 3:08:00 PM

Noticeboards are a great communication tool but did you know that some states require specific information to be displayed in the workplace? Are you complying with these requirements? To help you...

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Initial Assessment of Psychological Injuries

Posted by Recovery Partners on Apr 26, 2018 9:47:00 AM

Health is defined as being both physical and psychological, and while many employers have put in place measures to guard against the physical injuries, the management of psychological injuries is...

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Should I Contact an Employee With a Psychological Claim?

Posted by Recovery Partners on Apr 24, 2018 3:58:00 PM

A psychological claim is a legal process used to recover financial compensation for an employee who has suffered a psychological injury at work. These claims present businesses with a hoard of...

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5 Steps To Manage A Psychological Claim

Posted by Recovery Partners on Apr 20, 2018 1:50:00 PM

Managing psychological claims is complicated and requires a coordinated program to support the injured worker from when the injury is reported through to their return to work.

 

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Disclaimer – these articles are provided to supply general safety information to people responsible for OHS in their organisation. They are general in nature and do not substitute for legal and/or professional advice. We always suggest that organisations obtain information specific to their needs. Additional information can be found at www.workcover.nsw.au