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On the road again with WorkSafe

The events are aimed at business operators, return to work co-ordinators and elected workplace health and safety representatives who will have special breakout sessions

The free 60 minute sessions will provide information about a wide range of topics, including developments in workplace health and safety, helping injured workers return to work and how the WorkSafe premium is calculated.

WorkSafe?s deputy chief executive Ian Forsyth said the roadshow had grown into an important part of the organisation?s community engagement strategy.

?People are often busy in their workplaces or running a business and issues like safety, return to work needs for injured workers and the details of the workplace injury insurance can be put aside to deal with ?another day?,? he said.

?By taking just one hour from a busy schedule to get up to date with these matters creates an opportunity that pays dividends.?

Victoria has Australia?s lowest injury rate and employers pay the lowest average premiums but around 28,000 people are hurt badly enough at work each year to make a worker?s compensation claim. Last year, 24 traumatic work-related deaths were reported and already this year, another four deaths have been reported.

 A full list of locations and times is available online and bookings are essential. These can be made online in the “Events” section of the WorkSafe website.

Source: WorkSafe Victoria

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