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 - Managing psychological injuries in the Comcare scheme

Managing psychological injuries in the Comcare scheme

On 17 November 2015 Capital Health Education in partnership with Comcare held an event for interested General Practitioners, Psychologists and Allied Health Professionals on the topic of Managing Psychological Injuries and Return to Work in the Comcare Scheme.

 - Learning from leaders

Learning from leaders

This CSIRO Wellbeing video profiles Alex Allars, Sue Davidson, Jack Steele, Dan Walker and Alex Wonhas reflecting on how they approach often complex people situations with empathy and proactively manage conflict and concerns within their teams.

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stay safe in the workplace part 1

Watch this short video to understand how electricity effects the body. Electricity can affect the functioning of the heart, damage body tissue (burns), and can cause involuntary muscular contractions.

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stay safe in the workplace part 2

Faulty equipment commonly causes electric shock to workers. This video shows you what to look for when inspecting equipment. Noting this video requires testing and tagging which as mentioned above is commonly adopted as good practice, but is not a requirement of the WHS legislation.

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stay safe in the workplace part 3

Visual inspection of electrical equipment should be conducted before each use to check for damaged cords or plugs.

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stay safe in the workplace part 4

Water and electricity do not mix. Avoid using equipment near water. Properly remove cords from power points and don’t overload power boards

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stay safe in the workplace part 5

Privately owned equipment also needs to be tested before use in the workplace

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stay safe in the workplace part 6

Human error is a common cause of electrical incidents. What can you do to avoid electricity switching you off.

 - Workforce Ageing Workshop— Highlights Package

Workforce Ageing Workshop— Highlights Package

In March 2013, APS agencies came together to discuss the challenges and opportunities of an ageing workforce. Facilitated by the APSC and co-hosted by Comcare, agencies were able to share experiences, ideas and discuss the opportunities of age diversity in the workplace.

Image of Paul de Gelder - In conversation with Paul de Gelder

In conversation with Paul de Gelder

Paul de Gelder, navy diver and shark attack survivor, talks with CEO Paul O’Connor about his recovery and his fight to get back to health.

 - Interview with Paul O'Connor and Ian Fitzgerald

Interview with Paul O'Connor and Ian Fitzgerald

There is an ongoing conversation about older workers in the Australian workforce. We need to understand the citizens we serve and having a good representation of them is important. As people approach traditional retirement age we need to think differently about their transition to retirement. This is something the APS can take a lead on, on behalf of society, and provide good policy advice in this space.

 - Interview Louise Rolland - Ernst & Young

Interview Louise Rolland - Ernst & Young

Within any demographic in the workplace there will be risks and opportunities. There are benefits in obtaining age balance within teams. Leadership is important. We need aware leaders who understand the demographic shift in our population and the implications. Today, while there is a level of understanding, we need to translate this into action to follow. We need to bridge the knowing/doing gap. We often know what we should be doing a long time before we start doing. Now is the time to rise to the challenge.

 - Interview with Paul O'Connor and Susan Ryan

Interview with Paul O'Connor and Susan Ryan

For the first time we have four generations at work. This is an opportunity because diversity within teams produces a better results. If you have people in a team each bringing a different perspective and experience, you combine—you get a better outcome. We need to make sure these teams can incorporate the older member as well as the younger member, and the person at the middle stage of their career.

Alison Turner - In conversation with Alison Turner

In conversation with Alison Turner

Alison Turner discusses the ageing workforce, mental health at work, and retirement with Comcare CEO Paul O'Connor.

Image of Professor Juhani Ilmarinen part 1 - In conversation with Professor Juhani Ilmarinen part 1

In conversation with Professor Juhani Ilmarinen part 1

Professor Juhani Ilmarinen discusses ageing and the quality of working life with Comcare CEO Paul O'Connor.

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In conversation with Professor Juhani Ilmarinen part 2

Professor Juhani Ilmarinen discusses ageing and the quality of working life with Comcare CEO Paul O'Connor.

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