How does collective mindfulness apply to workers compensation? How do our expectations get us into trouble? Oh, and what is the meaning of life? I’m not so sure which I enjoy most anymore, being right or being wrong? My family, who are accustomed to my insatiable appetite for being right are (I … [Read more...] about How does collective mindfulness apply to workers compensation?
Difficulties Calculating LTIFR and Other Safety Indicators By Tom Gardener The difficulties often encountered when calculating LTIFR and other safety indicators are not with the calculation itself but with the data that is included in the calculation. What are hours worked? What is a lost time … [Read more...] about Difficulties Calculating LTIFR and Other Safety Indicators
Humanising Workers Compensation – Conversation on the Couch with Rob and James In this 2 part video series, a couple of our authors, Rob Sams and James Ellis, have a chat about the dehumanizing discourse in the field of workers compensation and how it dis-empowers injured workers by removing their … [Read more...] about Talking Risk Videos – Humanising Workers Compensation
The workers compensation discourse A friend that I study with visited me recently with his wife. Cheekily, she chastised us for overusing the word ‘discourse’. “Why don’t you just say conversation or talking” she suggested? Almost simultaneously, and defensively, we responded by stating our … [Read more...] about The workers compensation discourse
Great insight by Keith McCabe – just posted on LinkedIn Pulse Safety then and now, how did we survive? People haven’t really changed that much their perception of safe is really much as it’s always been what has changed a lot is people’s perception of entitlement. Years ago if someone was asked … [Read more...] about Safety then and now, how did we survive?
Introducing our latest awesome Author: James Ellis from The Framework Group Is Choice The First Casualty in the Worker’s Compensation War? Every day we make decisions based on insufficient information, informed by our biases and shortcuts, which ironically, we’re also ignorant to. Even in the … [Read more...] about Is Choice The First Casualty in the Worker’s Compensation War?
Latest article by Dr Robert Long, covering the real consequences of injury. Again, no apologies to the Zero Harm fans! If you liked this article then you should read the whole series: CLICK HERE. I highly recommend you check out Rob’s new book “RISK MAKES SENSE” Understanding Injury Cost and Flow … [Read more...] about Understanding the Cost of Injury
Employer No Longer Liable for Hotel Room Romp Injuries In The High Court Of Australia has handed down its long awaited decision regarding whether an injured employee is entitled to compensation after being injured in a “motel room romp” with an acquaintance whilst on a work related overnight trip – … [Read more...] about Having sex is like playing cards when it comes to an injury and that is the law–UPDATE
Psycho-social workplace issues - George’s Safety Reflections Guest post by the late George Robotham I have only had to deal with one psycho-social claim in my time managing workers compensation and rehabilitation. A female secretary was being harassed and bullied by her female boss. The … [Read more...] about Psycho-social workplace issues
Smart OHS aims to change how Workers’ Compensation is offered to Australian businesses SYDNEY 23 December 2010: Today Smart OHS announced that it would target insurers and brokers in all states to distribute the updated version of its Smart OHS online workplace safety system. Smart OHS … [Read more...] about Smart OHS