WorkSafe Victoria will be focusing on employers in Dandenong assessing how they are meeting their return to work obligations for injured workers.
WorkSafe will be hosting a free Return to Work Co-ordinator workshop in Dandenong later this month to help those dealing with injured workers. The workshop will be held on 26 July, providing employers with a panel of return to work experts who can provide key information on how to overcome the challenges of successful return to work programs.
The event will be held from 9.30am to 11.30am at Punthill, Dandenong, 157-163 Lonsdale Street, Dandenong.
Registration is available in the ‘workshops and events section’ at: www.worksafe.vic.gov.au/rtw
WorkSafe’s Return to Work Director, Ross Jones, said employers played a key role in helping injured workers get back to safe work.
“We know businesses are faced with a range of competing demands but it’s essential workplaces are addressing their legal obligations,” he said.
WorkSafe Victoria reports that “almost 8360 injuries in the Greater Dandenong region were reported to WorkSafe over the last five years, costing employers more than $197-million in medical costs, wages and other expenses.”
For more information head to: http://www.worksafe.vic.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/wsinternet/worksafe/sitetools/news/return+to+work+inspectors+to+focus+on+dandenong