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

FRI
3:59PM

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.
THU
3:57PM

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.

MON
1:00PM

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.
MON
1:58PM

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.

MON
3:58PM

Workplace COVID-19 flaws; New Regulations; and more

  • Workers in COVID-19 hotspots report serious safety flaws;
  • New regulations underpin COVID-19 protections in NSW; and
  • National safety month to focus on coronavirus.
THU
1:58PM

COVID-19 transition plans; Injury dispute Bill; and more

  • COVID-19 transition plans must cover WHS and critical functions;
  • ACT seeks to boost workers' mental health in pandemic; and
  • NSW introduces Bill for new work injury dispute system.
THU
10:34AM

COVID-19 protections for work victims pass Parliament

NSW's new emergency-measures legislation for COVID-19 has been amended to provide presumptive workers' compensation and death benefits to workers across multiple industries diagnosed with the virus. Other jurisdictions have been urged to follow suit.

THU
1:52PM

WHS enforcement policy for COVID-19; and much more

  • SafeWork NSW issues WHS enforcement statement for COVID-19;
  • Workers complain of poor coronavirus controls;
  • Enforce social distancing at meal breaks, employers told;
  • WHSQ, NHVR and ONRSR issue COVID-19 updates; and
  • Presumptive workers' comp Bill covers workers with COVID-19.
WED
2:17PM

COVID-19 work travel ban; Eye rolling warning; and more

  • COVID-19 triggers broad travel ban for education workers;
  • Eye rolling can constitute workplace violence;
  • New injury dispute system being made by upcoming NSW Bill; and
  • Workers' comp amendments commence in ACT.
WED
3:08PM

Workplace Xmas party warning; New WHS Code; and more

  • WHS regulator issues Christmas party warning and safety alert;
  • New WHS Code of Practice introduced in Qld;
  • Safety inspectors' powers increase with passing of OPGGS Bill;
  • Journey claims restored by NSW private member's Bill; and
  • New WorkSafe Vic chief and chair announced.

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