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Workplaces are less safe for older workers

28 November, 2017

More needs to be done to keep older workers safe, according to a new study.

Calls for a better rehabilitation framework for injured workers

22 November, 2017

Without a consistent framework to operate within, many rehabilitation providers have been left confused about what is expected of them in supporting the injured worker, according to icare.

New workers comp stats now available

31 October, 2017

A new report has been released by Safe Work Australia, showing detailed statistics about workers compensation claims.

New independent medical examinations panel to be established for WorkCover Qld

09 October, 2017

WorkCover Queensland's independent medical examinations (IME) panel will be undergoing a review.

No elevated cancer risk for hard metal workers, says study

11 September, 2017

New research has contradicted previous studies, which suggested that tungsten carbide with a cobalt binder — the primary ingredients in hard metal — may be linked to an increased risk of lung cancer.

Young worker safety program aims to reduce construction injuries

08 September, 2017

The Cross Border Construction Program will see inspectors from WorkSafe Victoria and SafeWork NSW visiting construction sites, to promote strategies that will reduce the risk of young workers being hurt.

WorkSafe campaign targets aged-care violence

31 August, 2017

Managing violence and aggression in residential aged-care facilities is the focus of an inspection program being carried out by WorkSafe WA.

NSW paves the way for mental health in the workplace

30 August, 2017

A new government roadmap is aiming to reduce mental illness in the workforce by 30%.

Tradies over-represented in workers comp claims, data shows

02 August, 2017

Tradies Health Month will take place in August, and all those working in the trades are urged to prioritise their health and safety.

Return to work campaign targets injured workers

31 July, 2017

Injured workers who take a long time off the job can sometimes struggle to find their way back into the workforce.

Improving farm safety through worker engagement

12 July, 2017

Farm workers are at a higher risk of injury than self-employed people, according to analysis by WorkSafe New Zealand.

Research project provides more support to injured workers

11 July, 2017

A method for identifying and supporting injured workers is being developed by WorkCover Queensland and Monash University.

Faster treatment for injured workers

07 July, 2017

Treatment approval for injured workers has been reduced to approximately four days for employees participating in a new icare Medical Support Panel (MSP) pilot in NSW.

Study shows under-reporting of workplace injuries

13 June, 2017

A confidential survey suggests that only 4% of work injuries are actually reported.

Workers compensation claims on the decline, report shows

03 April, 2017

Workers compensation statistics have been released in a new report, which shows that claims are on the decline.

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