WorkCover teams up with peak physiotherapist association

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WorkCover Queensland teamed up with the Australian Physiotherapy Association to discuss how to prevent and understand injuries in the workplace.

Their joint presentation was delivered to attendees at the quarterly Construction Training Centre (CTC) Safety Seminar in August.

WorkCover Queensland Customer Experience Manager, Construction, Troy Mewburn presented together with WorkCover Customer Advisors Ashleigh Quilty and Gabrielle Turner. He said the presentation covered how WorkCover can help employers with tools such as WorkCover Connect, our online system to help employers manage their workers’ compensation claims.

“We also demonstrated our premium simulator and showed how this can be used to present business cases for health and safety initiatives,” Troy said.

The presentation also outlined a new feature in WorkCover Connect which allows employers to complete their own file notes and add documents.

“Additionally, our presentation covered some case studies of workers with back and knee injuries and a timeline of how these types of injuries could be managed by WorkCover. We then spoke off the common factors which can influence the development of secondary psychological injuries following an injury and the pro-active measures which can be implemented to mitigate these occurring in the workplace for employees.”

“We also wanted to involve the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) to present a physiotherapy perspective,” he said.

“Partnering with the APA was a great opportunity as they were also promoting Tradies National Health month in August.”

“Employers, return to work co-ordinators, directors and trainers were able to take away useful, practical advice to help reduce injuries in their workplace,” Troy said.

A copy of the presentation is available here.

Last updated
01 June 2017