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1,222 COVID claims lodged, many for mental injuries

Safe Work Australia's latest "snapshot" of COVID-19-related workers' compensation claims shows that while a quarter of all COVID claims are for psychological issues, nearly all of the claims in one industry involve mental health.


Q1 2021: Legislation, caselaw and COVID update

A key role of safety professionals, managers and officers is acquiring and keeping up-to-date knowledge of health and safety issues. In this report, OHS Alert examines all the need-to-know work safety, workers' compensation and COVID-19 developments from the first three months of 2021.


Q4 2020: Legislation, caselaw and COVID-19 update

In this major report, OHS Alert examines all the must-know work health and safety, workers' compensation and work-related COVID-19 developments from the fourth quarter of 2020, with highlights including a series of important legislative changes and near-record WHS fines.


OHS Alert's top 40 stories for 2020

OHS Alert is taking a break for a few weeks, and we're leaving you with a list of our most popular articles from the last 12 months - a list dominated by our leading stories on managing the work-related risks of COVID-19, and high-profile court cases.


WHS amendments, Codes and workers' comp incentives advised for mental health risks

Employers that implement WHS initiatives deemed "highly likely" to reduce the risks of psychological injury should pay lower workers' comp premiums, while all workers who lodge mental health-related claims should receive treatment costs, regardless of liability, the Productivity Commission's mental health inquiry has found.


Many COVID-19 injury claims lodged; WA extends controls

More than one in three of the hundreds of COVID-19-related workers' compensation claims lodged in Australia involve mental health issues, new data from Safe Work Australia shows. Meanwhile, Western Australia has introduced a Bill extending its tough penalties for pandemic-related violence against frontline workers.


Workplace therapy program with high recovery rate extended to 120,000 workers

Comcare will roll out a low-intensity cognitive behaviour therapy program to up to 120,000 Commonwealth employees over the next two years, while continuing to provide mental health first-aid training to its own workers, its 2019-20 annual report shows.

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