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  • Active Management Model - Recovery Plan

    Comcare has developed an enhanced approach to managing claims from injured workers to achieve earlier recovery outcomes for injured workers and better return to work outcomes for employers.



 
 
  • Aids and appliances

    'Aids or appliances' is the term used for equipment that, as a result of an injured employee's injury, may be required to assist in performing a range of tasks. This fact sheet outlines what aids and appliances are in this context.



 
 
  • Approved HSR training courses - information for training providers

    This fact sheet provides an overview of the requirements and content applicable to each of the three health and safety representative (HSR) training courses (initial five-day course, one-day bridging course, one-day refresher course) that training providers in the Commonwealth jurisdiction may seek approval to deliver.



 
  • Asbestos awareness training in the ACT

    This fact sheet provides advice on recent changes to asbestos training requirements for Commonwealth PCBUs conducting a business or undertaking in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT).



 
  • Assessing and managing quad bike risk (WHS 101)

    This information sheet provides an overview for persons conducting a business or undertaking and workers on how to identify, assess and manage risks associated with quad bikes in the workplace.



 
  • Audits

    This fact sheet provides general guidance about Comcare's audit services.



 
  • Cash in transit

    The transport, delivery and receipt of valuables, (cash in transit CIT operations) is any service whereby person or persons are involved in the movement of valuables such as cash, securities, jewels, bullion and other financial instruments on behalf of other persons for reward.



 
 
  • Choosing the right vehicle for the job (WHS 103)

    This information may assist you with deciding which of the vehicles available to your organisation is the most suitable for different work tasks or conditions encountered. This information is a general guide and does not substitute for a risk assessment.



 
 
  • Cooperative compliance program

    A Cooperative Compliance Program (CCP) is a Comcare initiative designed to provide assistance to improve the health and safety of workers in their workplace.



 
  • Deeming Ability to Earn

    When Comcare uses the term 'deeming' or 'deemed', this refers to an amount that an employee has been found to be able to earn, but is not actually being earned by that employee. This fact sheet explains the process for deeming an employee able to earn.



 
 
  • Designing and implementing an effective health and wellbeing program

    This brochure is provided to assist human resource managers and health and wellbeing coordinators to design and implement effective health and wellbeing programs in their organisations.  A comprehensive health and wellbeing program that is targeted to the needs of the organisation, supported by key stakeholders and regularly monitored and evaluated is more likely to be both successful and sustainable.



 
  • Driver Fatigue

    Fatigue is an acute or ongoing state of tiredness that affects employee performance, safety and health and requires rest or sleep for recovery. It is one of the main causes of crashes involving heavy trucks and buses.



 
  • Eye health in the Workplace

    This fact sheet complements the publication Eye health in the workplace - a guide for PCBUs and workers. The publication provides more general advice about the management of eye health and assists persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) and workers to work together and ensure an environment that is safe and without risks.



 
  • Flood recovery—WHS considerations

    This fact sheet is for Commonwealth employers and workers assisting with flood recovery efforts. It outlines key considerations relating to health and safety when working in flood recovery areas.



 
 
 
  • Health and Productivity

    This fact sheet offers employers and workers information about supporting people of all ages and abilities at work. It discusses the importance of employee health and wellness programs, well designed work, and integrated strategies to manage health and productivity.



 
 
  • Health and Safety Representatives

    This fact sheet provides a summary of the process, provisions and procedural requirements of electing a health and safety representative (HSR). Part 5 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (WHS Act) provides for representation of workers by HSRs.

 
 
  • Information for firefighters on the Firefighters Act

    The Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Amendment (Fair Protection for Firefighters) Act 2011 (Firefighters Act) simplifies compensation for firefighters under the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (SRC Act). This fact sheet explains who and what is covered by the Act and how to make a claim under the provisions of the Act.



 
  • Information for injured workers—permanent impairment (PI)

    This factsheet explains your eligibility to claim permanent impairment and/or non-economic loss benefits from Comcare. It will also help you make a decision about whether you should submit your claim now or wait until your condition is permanent and stable.



 
  • Inspections

    This fact sheet provides information about Comcare's inspectorate activity relating to inspections.



 
  • International deployment-repatriation

    Workers sent overseas to provide assistance or expertise during threats or events of terrorism and conflict, transportation accidents or natural disasters may experience trauma or stress. Routine overseas assignments and significantly the repatriation process itself may also cause workers trauma or stress.



 

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Page last updated: 21 Mar 2016