If your workers’ compensation policy were a high-rise structure, we could say a well thought out and consistently implemented safety program was the footers in the foundation. Without a strong foundation, the building collapses.
The safety program supports the workers’ comp policy by preventing workplace injuries. Here’s how New South Wales uses e-learning to help its young workers.
Minister for Finance Michael Daley and Member for Parramatta Tanya Gadiel recently launched an interactive online tool designed to take the guesswork out of workplace safety for young workers.
A series of information kits have also been developed that include a CD of Hazard-a-Guess as well as work health and safety guidance material relevant to specific industries including construction, manufacturing, transport, hospitality, rural and transport.
“Young people make up a large proportion of our employees and this tool is an innovative way of encouraging them to think about hazards and the importance of identifying and addressing injury risks,” she said.
\Author Rebecca Shafer, Attorney/Risk Consultant, Amaxx Risks Solutions, Inc. has worked successfully for 20 years with many industries to reduce Workers’ Compensation costs, including airlines, healthcare, printing/publishing, pharmaceuticals, retail, hospitality and manufacturing. Contact: RShafer@ReduceYourWorkersComp.com or 860-553-6604.
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