Workers Compensation Changes in NSW

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Workers Compensation Changes in NSW

The NSW Parliament has passed new laws which have created three new Government entities.

1. The Name WorkCover is replaced with Safe Work NSW.

This new entity is the NSW State Regulator for Health and Safety in Workplaces.

2. STATE INSURANCE REGULATORY AUTHORITY (SIRA)

This new entity manages Workers Compensation Insurance and Related Activities.

3. INSURANCE AND CARE (iCARE)

This new entity delivers insurance and workers compensation services to employers and the injured.

Safe Work Inspectors advise they are focusing on :

Machine Guarding;

Workplace Bullying;

Suitable Duties;

Forklift Safety;

Falls from Height;

Hazards Identification;

PCBU – EMPLOYERS – COMPANY DIRECTORS – MANAGERS

Have considerable Legal Duties under the Work Health & Safety Act. OHS was replaced by WHS on 1-1-2012.

SIX (6) VITAL QUESTIONS YOU NEED TO ADDRESS

1. Have you inspected your workplace and produced a written Risk Management programme to eliminate or minimise hazards?

2. Do you have a written Risk Management system for WHS and Workers Compensation legal compliance?

3. Is your workplace safe, do you comply with the WHS and Workers Compensation laws?

4. Do you have a WHS person or Health and SAFETY Committee (HSR and/or HSC)?

5. Are workplace accidents increasing your Workers Compensation premiums?

6. Are you prepared for an inspection of your workplace by Safe Work inspectors?

Action Plan :

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