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Nominate now for the 2018 Comcare Work Health and Safety Awards  - 18 Apr 2018

Nominations are open for the 2018 Comcare Work Health and Safety Awards.

The biennial Awards recognise excellence and showcase achievements and leadership in workplace health and safety, recovery at and return to work.

Comcare Scheme—Workers’ Compensation Statistics 2016–17  - 18 Apr 2018

The Comcare Scheme—Workers’ Compensation Statistics 2016–17 has been released with data to June 2017. The publication presents an overview of the Comcare scheme and includes statistical data on the scheme's workers' compensation performance.

Comparative claim incidence rates   - 18 Apr 2018

You can now view information showing the incidence of claims accepted, claims received, and claims with one week or more of incapacity for employers with more than 500 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees for 2016–17. The table includes comparisons to last year’s data and figures from Comcare’s self-insured licensees.

2018 Comcare National Conference – Call for Abstracts  - 09 Apr 2018

Abstract submissions are open until Friday 13 April for those interested in presenting at the 2018 Comcare National Conference in Melbourne.

Review of the model work health and safety laws   - 15 Mar 2018

Comcare encourages interested parties to participate in the review of the model work health and safety laws.

Comcare National Conference returns to Melbourne  - 09 Mar 2018

Comcare’s national conference will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre this year, on 18 and 19 September. The conference theme is Fit for the Future: Collaborate, Innovate, Achieve.

New claims service options for eligible agencies  - 01 Mar 2018

Comcare is introducing new claims service options for some agencies in the Comcare scheme, specifically non-corporate Commonwealth entities. This follows the Government’s announcement in September 2017 and will involve eligible agencies playing a greater role in managing their workers’ compensation claims. The arrangements may also involve use of third party providers.

New interactive e-guidance modules for scheme participants  - 23 Jan 2018

Comcare has published new interactive e-guidance modules for scheme participants: SRC Act and Comcare scheme overview and Rehabilitation case management–first steps.

Workplace rehabilitation provider fee guidance  - 22 Jan 2018

Comcare has published Workplace rehabilitation provider (WRP) fee guidance. The WRP fee guidance indicates Comcare’s position on what are reasonable rates for WRP services.

The Work Health and Safety (Labelling Hazardous Chemicals)  - 22 Dec 2017

The Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) was adopted in Australia under the model work health and safety laws in 2012 with a five year transition period. This transition expired in the federal jurisdiction on 31 December 2016.

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