Victorians can discover more about the link between workplace safety, well-managed return to work for injured workers and how much workplace injury insurance premium employer’s pay at WorkSafe’s Managing Safety and your Workplace Injury Insurance information sessions, which run from 18 June to 9 July across the State.
Last year nearly 6,000 people, including business owners and employees, attended information sessions to learn about the new in workplace safety and the workplace injury insurance system.
This year's sessions will include an update on WorkSafe’s new practical OHS guidance, the new Return to Work Inspectorate, return to work coordinator training, making an offer of suitable employment to an injured worker, and workplace injury insurance premium.
“Good safety makes good business in every sense,” said WorkSafe Executive Director, John Merritt. “It is the foundation stone from which your business becomes stronger.”
WorkSafe Victoria ’s Director of Premium, Brian Cook, said it was encouraging to see the growing recognition of the link between workplace safety and insurance premiums, and while safety was an important moral and legal obligation, it could also save businesses money.
“All employers, whether individually or collectively as an industry, can influence their premium rates by improving workplace safety and better managing return to work for injured workers,” he said.
Not only will people be able to update their knowledge of workplace safety and the Workplace Injury Insurance system, but there will also be ample opportunity to ask questions of senior WorkSafe employees.