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Workers compensation bulletin - issue 48

In this edition: NSW workers compensation statistical bulletin 2016/17 available, workers compensation July monthly report published, certificate of capacity/certificate of fitness updated, and SafeWork NSW to host Musculoskeletal Disorders Symposium 2018.

NSW workers compensation Statistical Bulletin 2016/17 available

The NSW workers compensation Statistical Bulletin 2016/17 is available online.

This Statistical Bulletin provides NSW workers compensation claims statistics for the 2016/17 financial year, and includes key findings and comparison of data with previous financial years.

The data and information in the bulletin can be used to assist individuals and organisations in the prevention of workplace injury and minimise the social and economic cost of claims through injury management.

Workers compensation July monthly report published

Read the details and other key indicators about the performance of the workers compensation system in the July report.

Certificate of capacity/certificate of fitness updated

In response to stakeholder feedback the SIRA certificate of capacity/certificate of fitness has been updated to include a tick box at the top of the certificate to easily identify whether the person is a workers compensation or CTP claimant.

The updated certificate is available on the SIRA website and has been distributed to medical practice software providers with a request to include in their applications as soon as possible.

As this is only a minor amendment to the 1 December 2017 version, the workers compensation and CTP insurance schemes will accept both the updated version and the previous version of the certificate with no prescribed transition period.

SafeWork NSW to host Musculoskeletal Disorders Symposium 2018

SafeWork NSW is hosting the inaugural Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD) Symposium 2018 on 8-9 November 2018 at the Australian National Maritime Museum in Darling Harbour, Sydney.

This two-day symposium provides delegates the opportunity to hear from industry leaders who will share research and ideas about best-practice approaches to managing hazardous manual tasks and prevention of MSDs in the workplace.

The symposium will be of interest to safety managers, business owners, academics and anyone that have a role in the systems that impact MSDs.

Tickets are $299 per person - places are limited, so please register early. Share this information with any employer or safety manager/coordinator that may benefit from this event.