According to the NSW Mental Health Commission, 17 per cent of people in NSW will experience mild to severe mental illness each year and a further 23 per cent are believed to have an undiagnosed mental health problem. With 1.51 million people working in small business in NSW, approximately 600,000 may be affected each year. […]

The benefits of good workplace consultation are pretty clear for most NSW businesses – improved productivity, fewer injuries, and hopefully the all-important reduction in workers compensation premiums. But for Groves Joinery owners Tracey and Gary Fuss, the reasons for putting good workplace consultation methods in place aren’t just about the bottom line – they’re much […]

Effective 1 November, we are introducing new on-the-spot fines for employers not protecting their workers from the risk of falling from heights. These new fines can be issued by inspectors if the risk to workers is imminent or serious, or if the workplace is considered to be a repeat offender. These fines are aimed at […]

Developing programs to monitor and improve return to work practices is one of our key activities over the next six years to 2022, with a focus on the construction industry a key priority. Finding suitable duties for an injured worker in the construction industry can often hit a brick wall. While most workers recover faster […]

Getting an injured worker back to work can be tricky, with a whole range of people involved such as doctors, employers, treatment providers and the worker. Often at the centre of that is the Rehabilitation Consultant, supporting everyone involved and making sure everyone is kept well informed. It’s a high pressure job with the potential […]

Travis Dillon is chief executive of agribusiness giant Ruralco, with responsibility for 2000 staff spread across regional and remote areas of Australia, where one suicide affects 135 people or, in many cases, the whole population. ‘I have seen firsthand the impact suicide has on workmates who have lost family and friends to suicide. It is […]

A mid-North Coast meat processing business has been fined $375,000 over the death of a worker at its Frederickton plant. The 28 year old worker died after he became pinned between a steel bin that was being carried by a forklift and a wall. The incident occurred when the man, who was employed to undertake […]