Worksafe Victoria has announced it will host a free workshop next week aimed at providing employers with the tools and tips they need to help injured workers back to work following injury.
To be held at Sanctuary Lakes Resort from 0930 to 1200 on Thursday May 24, the two-and-a-half hour workshop will focus on the knowledge and communication skills required by employers to improve return to work outcomes. As part of the workshop, Dr David Bolzonello will discuss return to work from a doctor's point of view and reveal the secrets to building a collaborative relationship with your worker’s doctor.
WorkSafe’s statistics show that around 29,000 Victorian workers suffer work-related injuries each year. WorkSafe’s Return to Work project manager Danielle Jacobs says it was essential businesses had the necessary skills needed to help get injured workers back to safe work.
“Helping an injured worker to return to safe, sustainable work sooner – even if it’s on reduced hours and modified or alternative duties – can achieve a better return to work outcome in the long-term.,” Jacobs explains. “It also helps the business maintain productivity.
“Attending this workshop will help you build your return to work knowledge, give you a chance to discuss your return to work issues with experts and meet and learn from other Return to Work Coordinators from your area and industry.”
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