Australia will begin a two-year transition to the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals Revision 7 (GHS 7) from 1 January 2021.
Nominations are now open for the 2021 Comcare National Work Health and Safety Awards. The awards recognise and reward excellence in workplace health and safety, and recovery at and return to work achieved by employers and individuals operating across Comcare’s scheme.
A new mandatory safety standard for quad bikes comes into effect nationally in October 2020.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) says quad bike-related fatalities have almost doubled this year - 14 people, including three children, compared with eight deaths in the whole of 2019.
Construction company John Holland has been charged with breaching federal work health and safety laws over an incident that severely injured a worker on the Sydney Metro rail project.
The Minister has now made the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation (Specified Laws) Amendment Declaration 2020 (the Amendment Declaration) updating the list of specified State and Territory laws under section 119 of the SRC Act.
Comcare has released eight new scheme guidance publications to assist claims managers in applying the provisions of the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988.
The workplace exposure standard (WES) for respirable crystalline silica (RCS) is being reduced in the Comcare jurisdiction.
Comcare is supporting Day of the Seafarer on 25 June – an international awareness day to highlight the importance of this critical industry sector and its workforce.
While our face-to-face training is currently suspended due to COVID-19, ensure you keep developing your work health and safety capability through Comcare LMS, our secure learning management system.
We have a new website which provides an updated interface, a brand-new look and navigation designed to streamline how you engage, find and access our content.
This resource provides an understanding of the role of the GP in supporting work participation across systems that provide benefit or income support to people with a health condition or disability.
The Department of Defence has been convicted and fined $300,000 after a Sydney high school student was seriously injured during an army cadet camp
We need feedback on guidelines for giving a WHS undertaking under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011.
We need your help testing the Beta website, to ensure the new Comcare website does as we intend.
A project to improve work participation by empowering people to participate in their recovery and management of their health condition or disability.
We need to forge powerful research partners that help us understand and anticipate future challenges.
Natalie Bekis, Comcare’s GM Strategic Partnerships and Engagement is presenting at the Actuaries Institute of Australia’s Injury & Disability Schemes Seminar
Safe Work Australia have published "Labour hire: duties of persons conducting a business or undertaking".
Comcare's trial of NewAccess has achieved a 78% recovery rate.
Update on the case of a defence contractor convicted and fined $200,000 over an incident that severely injured a worker at a Brisbane Army barracks
Key decision makers discuss the future of Comcare's Collaborative Partnership.
Know your workplace and responsibility for National Safe Work Month.
Top 10 factors influencing mental health in APS workplaces.
As part of National Safe Work Month, we’re focusing on body stressors and how to avoid injury at work
As part of National Safe Work Month and World Mental Health Day, we encourage you to focus on mental health in the workplace.
October is National Safe Work Month.
Prosecutors have filed federal work health and safety charges against the Department of Defence after a worker suffered critical injuries during a maintenance operation.
Comcare is seeking your feedback on revised Criteria and Operational Standards for Workplace Rehabilitation Providers.
Public consultation open on updating the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals.
Safe Work Australia invites feedback on the recommendations of the review of the model WHS laws.
Feedback is sought on the consultation draft on the Principles of Practice for Workplace Rehabilitation Providers.
Three companies have been charged over two separate incidents that caused injuries to workers during the redevelopment of Perth’s Campbell Barracks.
CSIRO has been charged with breaching federal work health and safety laws over an explosion at a Melbourne research facility.
Comcare welcomes the ACT Government’s decision to remain in the federal workers’ compensation scheme.
The Department of Defence has been charged with breaching Commonwealth work health and safety laws over the death of a soldier during a training exercise.
Comcare has collaborated in the development of Clinical Guidelines and a assessment video for GPs.
In response to feedback, Comcare are making system improvements to Verification Inspection numbers.
Comcare has introduced new claims service options for some agencies in the Comcare scheme, specifically non-corporate Commonwealth entities
Comcare will deliver a series of forums across Australia over the coming months to promote better work health and safety practices.
Feedback is being sought by Safe Work Australia on the draft evaluation report and recommendations for the Workplace Exposure Standards.
Construction company John Holland and two contractors are facing federal work health and safety charges over an incident that injured a worker at Perth’s NorthLink road project.
Federal prosecutors have laid charges against the Department of Defence after a Sydney high school student suffered serious injuries during an army cadet camp.
The winners of the 2018 Comcare Work Health and Safety Awards.
New research estimates the scale and cost of health-related work incapacity in Australia and considers a fresh approach to improving it.
Nominations are open for the 2018 Comcare Work Health and Safety Awards.
A unique initiative is driving new approaches to improving participation for Australians with health conditions that affect their ability to work.
The Department of the Environment and Energy and a helicopter contractor have been charged with breaching federal work health and safety laws in relation to a fatality in Antarctica.
The Awards were presented last night in Canberra as part of Comcare’s 2016 National Conference.
Update on charges against waste management company Cleanaway over a fatal incident involving a recycling truck in Melbourne.
Two Department of Defence contractors are facing multiple work health and safety charges over an incident in which a worker was almost crushed by an army vehicle.
The Comcare workers’ compensation scheme is fully funded for the first time since 2010, three years ahead of the 2020 target for scheme recovery.
John Holland has been fined $281,250 over an incident in which a worker narrowly escaped being crushed at an Adelaide construction site.
Comcare will not have to accept previously denied claims in the matter of Lim v Comcare.
Waste management company Cleanaway has been convicted and fined $650,000 over a chemical fire in Adelaide that injured an employee.
Federal work health and safety regulator Comcare today began legal proceedings against national waste management company Cleanaway over a truck crash that killed two people in Adelaide.
Construction company John Holland has been convicted and fined $130,000 over an incident that endangered the lives of two Adelaide motorists.
A fatal accident at Brisbane’s Airport Link project has cost construction company John Holland a $170,000 fine for breaching Commonwealth work health and safety laws.
Airservices Australia has been fined $160,000 for breaching federal work health and safety laws over a fatal crash involving an airport firefighting truck.
Nominations are now open for the 2016 Comcare Work Health and Safety Awards
A new international system of chemical labelling and classification will be a focus of forums being held across Australia by Comcare.
The Australian Defence Force has been fined $220,000 for breaching federal workplace health and safety laws over the fatal shooting of a soldier in a training exercise.
The Australian Lawyers Alliance's latest criticism of Comcare's work health and safety regulation is disappointing and incorrect.
Waste management company Transpacific Industries Pty Ltd has been fined $363,000 for breaching federal work health and safety laws over a fatal accident in Perth.
Construction company John Holland has been fined $110,000 for breaching federal occupational health and safety laws over an injury to one of its workers.
Two new executive appointments will strengthen Comcare's workers' compensation insurance and claims management operations.
Comcare welcomes the Federal Court's decision to fine Linfox Australia following a forklift incident in which an employee suffered serious head and facial injuries
Comcare welcomes the Federal Court in Adelaide's decision to fine Transpacific Industries following an incident involving an employee being exposed to hazardous chemicals
Comcare welcomes the Federal Court’s decision to fine two John Holland entities a total of $360 000 following a fatal incident at the Perth City Link Rail Project.
Organisations and individuals operating within the Comcare and Seacare schemes were recognised for their achievements in workplace health and safety, rehabilitation and return to work.