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Upcoming webinar: The value and outcomes of implementing a 24/7 injury reporting line.
Michael Simpson – OccCorp - 28th March 2017 at 4pm AEDT

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Webinar recording: Best practice independent medical assessments
Dr Mary Wyatt | This webinar expands on the previous presentation on independent medical assessment basics.
What do employers think of GPs?
Gabrielle Lis | Workers compensation systems rely on collaboration between stakeholders to achieve good outcomes. Australian research shows that suspicion outweighs collaboration when employers talk about GPs.

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Not just like you.
Robert Aurbach | Recovering workers can get stuck in “fight or flight” mode, making them prone to aggression and mistrust. Is empathy the solution or the source of the problem?

Industry News

Workplace wellness assessed by health experts and employers
Published on March 27, 2017 | US employers believe that workplace wellness programs improve employee health, performance and productivity. But according to Ron Z. Goetzel, director of the Institute for Health and Productivity Studies at Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health and a vice president at IBM Watson Health: "If employees don’t buy the employer’s goal of helping them lead a healthier lifestyle and see how the program is going to help them personally, it’s not going to be effective.
Work has to be good to counteract ill-effects of unemployment
Published on March 27, 2017 | A systematic review of research from the UK, Germany, Australia and the United States shows that the ill-effects of unemployment can be counteracted by work - but that work has to be good. According to Professor Sara Connolly, one of the study authors: “Unemployment is very damaging for wellbeing whether you are a man, women, well or poorly educated, and whilst wellbeing improves upon re-employment this effect does reflect the quality of the job.
American footballers launch class action around work, pain and prescription painkillers
Published on March 22, 2017 | Earlier this month, the Washington Post gained access to a sealed court filing of a class action lawsuit representing 1800 ex-players in America's National Football League. According to Louisa Thomas in the New Yorker, the action alleges that "teams violated state and federal laws by transporting, handling, and distributing prescription painkillers, and that they created a culture in which doctors and staff members casually dispense controlled substances, overlooking their dangers in order to keep injured players on the field.
Psychologists recognise excellence in workplace wellbeing
Published on March 22, 2017 | The American Psychological Association has named Prudential Financial as the recipient of its Organizational Excellence Award, designed to recognize organisations for their efforts to foster employee well-being while enhancing organisational performance.
SA Employment Tribunal: heart attack after firing is work injury
Published on March 22, 2017 | The South Australian Employment Tribunal has ruled in favour of a former employment trainer who suffered a heart attack seven months after being stood down with pay from his job at the Careers Institute of Training in Hindmarsh.