Tag: "Workers Compensation"


Calculating the Costs of Poor WHS Management

Costs of Poor WHS Management There are health and safety learnings from overseas and the recent report from the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) on the costs of accidents, death and ill health at work is an excellent example of this. This high quality report demonstrates that costs can be significant […]


National Model for Workplace Rehab

Safety Concepts has been alerted to the news that the federal government intends to use Comcare to develop a national model for workplace rehabilitation. “Work-related injury and illness has been estimated to cost the nation more than $60 billion every year,” said federal Workplace Relations Minister Bill Shorten in a recent media statement.


Australian Injury Management and Workers Compensation Summit 2013

The Australian Injury Management & Workers Compensation Summit will be held at the Bayview Boulevard Hotel in Sydney from the 4th to the 6th of February 2013. The conference comprehensively covers workplace injury from prevention to workers compensation claims management and return to work strategies. The summit will practically demonstrate the best practice strategies to prevent […]


Public Comment and Consultation

Public comment period open for five new model Codes of Practice: Five new national work health and safety model Codes of Practice are currently open for public comment. They are: Safe Design, Manufacture, Import and Supply of Plant Working in the Vicinity of Overhead and Underground Electrical Lines Traffic Management in Workplaces Scaffolding Work Formwork […]


WorkSafe ACT Established

The ACT Government announced recently it is overhauling Occupational Health and Safety Regulation through the establishment of a new body called WorkSafe ACT …


QLD Announces WorkCover Premium Increases

Average WorkCover Premiums in Queensland will increase by 13% after June this year as part of a reform package announced by Premier Anna Bligh …


Safe Work Australia Overview

The former Safe Work Australia Council became known as Safe Work Australia in November last year. It is an independent statutory agency with the job …