Browsing: Workers' comp legislation, regulations, standards and codes (NSW)


WHS Regs made for gig work; App triggers actions; more

  • WHS Regulations made for gig economy platforms in NSW;
  • Anonymous reports by workers trigger hundreds of WHS interventions; and
  • COVID capacity-certificate rule applied indefinitely in NSW.

COVID repeal Bill hits parliamentary inquiry hurdle

Police officers are among those who have applauded a parliamentary inquiry's call for the NSW Upper House to reject a Bill scrapping presumptive compensation for workers with COVID-19. The inquiry slammed the State Government's cost-blowout claims and its failure to properly consider alternatives to dumping the benefit.


COVID repeal Bill progresses, divides work stakeholders

A Bill that scraps presumptive compensation for workers with COVID-19, and passed the NSW Lower House yesterday, will make it "next to impossible" for coronavirus victims to obtain benefits, the Greens have warned. But industry groups claim there are "multiple tools" to help claimants establish a work-COVID link.


"Superior" compensation announced for vaccine injuries

After successfully pushing for presumptive workers' compensation and death benefits for prescribed workers who contract COVID-19, the NSW Greens have announced laws creating a "far superior scheme" than the Federal Government's new no-fault vaccine claims process.


Are employers liable for vaccine-reaction injuries?

Icare NSW has revealed circumstances where workers who suffer adverse reactions to COVID-19 vaccines could be eligible for workers' compensation, while the State Government has announced legislation to improve the workers' comp system and clarify the powers of its WHS regulator and other bodies.


New WHS team; COVID-related injury clause; and more

  • New Comcare team to target major infrastructure projects;
  • COVID-related workers' comp clause extended in NSW; and
  • Mobile phone crackdown coming to Vic.

New psychological injury management standards set

In a move that should influence the workplace management of psychological injuries, a regulator has amended its expectations of insurers to require an empathetic response to psychological injury claims and the identification of any safety risks posed by recovery-at-work arrangements.


Workplace ventilation reduces COVID risks; and more

  • Workplace ventilation strategies reduce COVID-19 risks;
  • Non-seatbelt use linked to multiple work deaths every year; and
  • Rules made for NSW's new Personal Injury Commission.

WHS information sharing laws pass; and more

Information-exchange laws that help WHS regulators target employers exposing workers to existing and emerging occupational health risks have passed NSW Parliament, with important amendments. NSW has also made regulations for injured workers whose earnings are affected by COVID-19.

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