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Comcare scheme performance information - 18 Oct 2016

Comcare has released a new scheme performance webpage to promote the performance of the Comcare scheme. It provides employers, employees and other interested stakeholders with information about the scheme’s performance.

2017 National WHS Forums - 18 Oct 2016

2017 National  WHS Forum

Review of the Guidelines for Rehabilitation Authorities 2012 - 14 Oct 2016

RCM Capability Resource Map - 14 Oct 2016

Comcare Service Charter - 14 Oct 2016

This month Comcare launched an updated Service Charter as part of our commitment to providing a high level of service.

Subscribe now: latest research in work health and safety global trends for November/December - 18 Oct 2016

Every month Comcare publishes the latest research evidence on the health benefits of work, recovery at and return to work, and work health and safety issues in the Emerging Evidence Alert.

Online Annual Report - 24 Nov 2016

Subscribe now: latest research in work health and safety global trends for October - 18 Oct 2016

Every month Comcare publishes the latest research evidence on the health benefits of work, recovery at and return to work, and work health and safety issues in the Emerging Evidence Alert.

Subscribe now: latest research in work health and safety global trends for September - 18 Oct 2016

Every month Comcare publishes the latest research evidence on the health benefits of work, recovery at and return to work, and work health and safety issues in the Emerging Evidence Alert.

New online Premium Calculation Tool available - 14 Oct 2016

Comcare has developed an online Premium Calculation Tool to help premium paying agencies within the Comcare scheme better understand the mechanics of their premium calculation.

Barriers to Return to Work - 13 Oct 2016

New capability products for the Comcare Scheme - 07 Oct 2016

2016 Heads of Workplace Safety Authorities (HSWA) Inspector Forum - 07 Oct 2016

Proactive Engagement Visits - 04 Oct 2016

National Safe Work Month - 04 Oct 2016

RAISE AWARENESS, ENCOURAGE DISCUSSION, SHARE STORIES

Comcare Work Health and Safety Awards - Winners announced - 14 Sep 2016

Comcare Work Health and Safety Awards - finalists announced - 17 Aug 2016

Comcare's online forms - 20 Jul 2016

Comcare is committed to finding ways to improve our interactions with agencies and that is why we are enhancing our online services.

Safety Essentials - Winter 2016 - 19 Jul 2016

Airservices Australia experience improvements with Comcare's online forms - 03 Dec 2013

Airservices Australia started using the online claim form, the Claim for Time Off Work and the Normal Weekly Earnings form late last year and they never want to go back to paper forms again.

Our compliance and enforcement activities - 07 Mar 2016

Find more information on our scheme page.

2016 National Work Health and Safety Forums registration - 20 Apr 2016

Depression in the heavy vehicle trucking industry - 15 Apr 2016

Register now for the Rehabilitation Case Manager Forum May 2016 - 11 Apr 2016

Register now for the Rehabilitation Case Manager Forum in May 2016.

Chronic Pain education event - “Chronic Pain: new understanding, new paradigm, new approach” - 08 Apr 2016

Comcare is excited to announce an upcoming education event on the management of chronic pain.

Compliance and Enforcement Policy consultation - 04 Apr 2016

A new policy for Comcare’s compliance and enforcement activities.

2016 Comcare Work Health and Safety Awards - 04 Apr 2016

Find more information on our Awards website.

2016 Comcare National Conference - 01 Apr 2016

2016 Comcare National Conference

2017 Indigenous graduate program - 07 Mar 2016

Find more information on our careers page.

Creating inclusive and supportive workplaces free of bullying and harassment - 12 Feb 2016

Having a strong psychological safety climate helps your organisation to reduce the likelihood of bullying and fosters engagement and productivity. A range of resources exist to help organisations identify workplace hazards that impact on bullying and harassment.

Rehabilitation case manager core capabilities consultation closing 24 February - 05 Feb 2016

Comcare has developed a set of core capabilities for the role of Rehabilitation Case Manager (RCM). These capabilities are being introduced as part of a capability framework aiming to promote and support a modern and effective injury management workforce within the scheme. The core capabilities are open for consultation until 24 February 2016.

Workers’ compensation claim form going live - 27 Jan 2016

Comcare's Workers' compensation claim form goes live today. This form enables employees to complete workers' compensation claims online.

Reviewing and improving the reconsideration process - 21 Jan 2016

Comcare is transforming the way it manages dispute resolution. From Monday, 21 December 2015, improvements to provide timely resolution of reconsiderations whilst maintaining robust, quality decisions have been implemented.

National Road Safety - Drive safe this holiday season - 18 Dec 2015

Take the survey - Does stress affect your driving? - 01 Dec 2015

National road safety - operators insights - 01 Dec 2015

National road safety partnership program - 01 Oct 2015

Are you GHS ready? - 10 Aug 2015

FOI policy changing - 23 Sep 2015

Comcare's FOI Policy is changing to introduce charges, for non-personal information, as of Monday 16 November 2015.

Comcare 2015-16 Corporate Plan - 02 Sep 2015

The Comcare 2015-16 Corporate Plan is now available.

New claim form coming soon - 09 Jul 2015

Applying for workers' compensation will soon be simpler and faster. Comcare's claim form has undergone a substantial redesign to reduce its length from 20 pages to six pages.

New Certificate of Capacity - 12 Aug 2014

Comcare has collaborated with workers' compensation and compulsory third party insurers in the ACT to design a single medical certificate that focuses on capacity rather than incapacity. This approach is supported by the latest evidence that, in general, work is good for health and wellbeing. The Certificate of Capacity is now available on the Comcare website.

Sedentary work practices - 09 Jul 2015

Sedentary work practices are a known risk factor for cancer, heart disease, diabetes and premature death—what can be done to minimise your risk at work?

Musculoskeletal disorders - 07 May 2015

Comcare offers a range of tools and resources to help organisations reduce the risk of workers developing musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs).

Updated guide to Comcare premiums for 2015–16 - 05 May 2015

Creating mentally healthy workplaces - 07 Apr 2015

A mentally safe and healthy workplace fosters engagement and productivity. Creating mentally healthy workplaces is an essential characteristic of a comprehensive Work Health and Safety Management System.

Proposed changes to the Commonwealth workers’ compensation scheme arrangements - 25 Mar 2015

On 25 March 2015, the Minister for Employment, Senator the Hon. Eric Abetz, introduced legislation into Parliament to amend the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (SRC Act). The SRC Act underpins the operation of the Comcare scheme.

Rehabilitation case manager forum - 20 Mar 2015

Comcare National Conference and Comcare Work Health and Safety Awards Update - 10 Mar 2015

The Comcare National Conference will now be held every two years, starting in 2016.

Bullying Awareness Week - 10 Mar 2015

Bullying is still happening in our workplaces but there are many ways in which workers can say NO to bullying.

Noise-induced hearing loss - 27 Feb 2015

Noise-induced hearing loss has been identified as a priority disorder under the Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy 20122022. Noise-induced hearing loss (excluding acoustic shock) results primarily from continuous exposure to noise levels for a number of years. The industries most susceptible to noise-induced hearing loss in Comcare's jurisdiction include transport, construction and Defence.

Helping You Recover booklet - 03 Dec 2014

The Helping you recover booklet is now available to guide both employees and supervisors through the workers' compensation and return to work process.

Musculoskeletal Disorders Symposium - 27 Nov 2014

The inaugural Musculoskeletal Disorders Symposium will be held at the Brisbane Exhibition and Convention Centre 3–4 March 2015.

Our commitment to reconciliation - 22 Oct 2014

Comcare is proud to release our Reconciliation Action Plan 2014-17 (RAP) and support the journey toward reconciliation. Our RAP outlines how we will work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in our community to promote a workplace that builds on diversity.

Working for recovery: Suitable employment for return to work following psychological injury - 22 Oct 2014

Comcare has recently developed a new guide, Working for recovery: Suitable employment for return to work following psychological injury. The guide offers information and resources to help case managers, supervisors and managers assist employees with a psychological injury or mental ill health return to suitable employment. It is specifically intended to help optimise work participation and improve outcomes for psychological injury claims. However, much of the material is relevant regardless of whether the condition is compensable.

Safety Month 2014 - Managing risk in the workplace - 01 Oct 2014

Safe Work Australia Month (Safety Month) is held around Australia throughout the month of October. Safety Month encourages people to focus on safety in their workplace to reduce death, injury and disease.

To help you promote Safety Month in your organisation, print this Safety Month poster [PDF, 347KB] to put around your workplace.

For further information, please contact us on strategy.implementation@comcare.gov.au.

For information about our first half of Safety Month please visit Safety Month - Creating mentally healthy workplaces

Safety Month 2014 - Creating mentally healthy workplaces - 01 Oct 2014

Safe Work Australia Month (Safety Month) is held around Australia throughout the month of October. Safety Month encourages people to focus on safety in their workplace to reduce death, injury and disease.

To help you promote Safety Month in your organisation, print this Safety Month poster [PDF, 347KB] to put around your workplace.

For further information, please contact us on strategy.implementation@comcare.gov.au.

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