Accidents can happen anytime and anywhere – even in places where we feel safe, such as our home and workplace. Companies have an overarching duty of care to ensure the health and safety of their workers. However, accidents can occur despite a company’s best efforts. Health and Safety laws require all companies to actively identify […]
Workplace health and safety laws place responsibility for health and safety, and risk management, on the people in charge of the workplace.
Workers’ Compensation costs arise from both injuries and fatalities. Over the years, the number of fatalities in the workplace has mostly declined. According to Safe Work Australia, a total of 183 workers died in 2019 compared to 150 in 2020. However, injuries and fatalities that took place in the following industries have increased: Construction Public […]
Due to the effects of COVID-19, the McGowan Government proposed the Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Amendment Bill 2020 in June this year. It is also called the “COVID-19 Response Act.” This blog post is a brief summary of the critical changes to this Act, particularly its proposed changes to the Workers’ Compensation and Injury […]