OH&S AND WORKERS COMPENSATION REFORM

Venue: Sydney Marriott Hotel

Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia

Event Date/Time: Dec 04, 2006 End Date/Time: Dec 06, 2006
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Description

OHS & WORKERS COMPENSATON ¡V IMPACTING THE BOTTOM LINE

Economic losses from work-related deaths, injuries and disease impose a heavy burden on the Australian economy. In 2000-01 it was estimated that the total cost of workplace injury and illness to the Australian economy was $34.3 billion. This is equivalent to 5 per cent of Australia Gross Domestic Product (GDP). High workers' compensation and medical costs can reduce your company's ability to compete.
www.assc.gov.au

Workplace Health & Safety Reform will bring together workers compensation and OHS professionals from government and the workplace to discuss and dissect key issues in reform of Workers Compensation and OHS.

Key topics to be addressed include:
Reaching agreement on National standards in OHS
Self insurance and the Comcare scheme
The affect of Work Choices on Workers Comp & OHS legislation
Rehabilitation - encouraging employees to return to work as soon as possible
Interaction between OHS & Workers Comp
The rights & responsibilities of employers & employees in OHS
Recent reviews of state based legislation in OHS & WC

Presenting Expert Analysis and Case Studies from:

Wayne Creaser, Assistant Secretary, Standards and Research Branch, OFFICE OF THE AUSTRALIAN SAFETY AND COMPENSATION COUNCIL
Tom Fisher, FEDERAL SAFETY COMMISSIONER
Michele Patterson, Managing Director, SAFEWORK SA
Martin Shirley, Director, WORKCOVER TASMANIA
Chris Harris, Manager OHS and Workers Compensation, AUSTRALIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY
Dr Nikki Williams, CEO, NSW MINERALS COUNCIL
George Hallwood, President, AUSTRALIAN REHABILITATION PROVIDERS ASSOCIATION
John Berry, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE
Stephen Sasse, Head of Human Resources, Industrial Relations & Safety, JOHN HOLLAND GROUP
Greg Pattison, General Manager Workplace Solutions, AUSTRALIAN BUSINESS LIMITED
Cliff Verhagen, National OHS & Workers Compensation Manager, VISY INDUSTRIES
Gary Robertson, Manager Occupational Risk, MELBOURNE HEALTH
Gary McMullen, National Manager Safety & Workers Compensation, LINFOX
Viv Lawrie, Health, Safety & Environmental Manager, LYONDELL CHEMICALS

Including Executive Tutorials On:
„± Behavioural Change in the Workplace
„± Promoting a Successful Return-to-work Policy
„± Self Insurance Viability and Implementation

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