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Top 10 factors influencing mental health in APS workplaces  - 19 Aug 2019

Mental health is the leading cause of sickness and long-term work incapacity in the workplace. It takes a significant toll on employees and their families, and costs Australian businesses an estimated $11-12 billion every year.

Consultation on Criteria and Operational Standards for Workplace Rehabilitation Providers  - 01 Aug 2019

Comcare has prepared revised Criteria and Operational Standards for Workplace Rehabilitation Providers and is now seeking your feedback.

Public consultation open on proposal to update the GHS under the model WHS laws  - 18 Jul 2019

Safe Work Australia is seeking feedback on the proposal to adopt an updated edition of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) for workplace hazardous chemicals.

Consultation Regulation Impact Statement (RIS)—Recommendations of the 2018 Review of the model WHS laws  - 28 Jun 2019

Safe Work Australia invites feedback on the recommendations of the review of the model WHS laws.

Consultation on Principles of Practice for Workplace Rehabilitation Providers  - 17 Jun 2019

The Heads of Workers’ Compensation Authorities have released a consultation draft on the Principles of Practice for Workplace Rehabilitation Providers.

Changes to Verification Inspection Reference Numbers  - 08 Mar 2019

Comcare conducts inspections in accordance with the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (Cth) and our Compliance and Enforcement Policy. A verification inspection may be conducted to follow up on matters raised during an initial inspection or investigation, such as recommendations or non-compliances, at a later point in time.

Launch of two new GP resources to support good mental health  - 08 Mar 2019

Comcare recognises the critical role General Practitioners (GPs) play in helping people with ill health or injury to recover and participate in work. We have supported the development of two new resources for GPs.

Comcare national forums to encourage safer workplaces  - 05 Mar 2019

Comcare will deliver a series of forums across Australia over the coming months to promote better work health and safety practices.

Update on new claims service options for eligible agencies  - 05 Mar 2019

Comcare has introduced 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 involves eligible agencies playing a greater role in managing their workers’ compensation claims.

Workplace Exposure Standards open for comment  - 01 Mar 2019

Safe Work Australia is seeking comments on the draft evaluation report and recommendations for the Workplace Exposure Standards beginning with respirable crystalline silica and respirable coal dust.

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