Employersare obliged to arrange and pay for baseline and subsequent hearing tests for all workers in a prescribed “noisy” workplace and only use testers approved by WorkCover WA. The testing environment and equipment must meet Australian Standards.
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Insurer and Self-insurer Principles and Standards of Practice
WorkCover WA released the Insurer and Self-insurer Principles and Standards of Practice with the expectation insurers and self-insurers will introduce, improve and implement them from 1 July 2020.
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Conversation series: Priority 5 – Scheme Regulation & Administration and Priority 6 - Records Management.
Part 6 of our conversation series is now available! In this video we explore regulatory and administrative requirements and the records insurers and self-insures are obliged to maintain.
It is important for employers to be aware of their obligations to arrange and pay for baseline and subsequent hearing tests for all workers in a prescribed “noisy” workplace. Employers are require... Read More »
With WA recording its recent COVID-19 community transmission, effective from 6pm Sunday 31st January 2021 until 6pm Friday, 5 February 2021, the Perth metropolitan area, Peel and South West regions wi... Read More »
We are pleased to invite you to our upcoming Welcome to WorkCover WA webinar. This FREE webinar will give you an introduction to the workers’ compensation scheme in Western Australia and includes th... Read More »
Under the Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981 (the Act), only audiometric officers, audiometrists, audiologists and medical practitioners approved by WorkCover WA, may conduct and register audiometric tests to be used for the purposes of the Act. For further information on your obligations, click bit.ly/3tkHIfV. ... See MoreSee Less
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Temporary change to Advice and Assistance phone number during lockdown.We are still here to help you and answer any enquiries you may have during the lockdown period. Please call one of the following numbers to chat to our Advice and Assistance team:• 0413 584 081• 0435 172 310• 0404 855 946 Alternatively, you are welcome to visit our website and live chat with the team using our online instant messenger service or email firstname.lastname@example.org.WorkCover WA has also postponed all Conciliation and Arbitration Services until Monday 8 February 2021. For more information and updates regarding these services, visit workcover.wa.gov.au. ... See MoreSee Less
WELCOME TO WORKCOVER WA WEBINAR We are pleased to invite you to our upcoming online Welcome to WorkCover WA webinar on Tuesday 23 February 2021. This FREE webinar will give you an introduction to the workers’ compensation scheme in Western Australia.The webinar will also provide you with an opportunity to speak with our friendly and knowledgeable staff to ask any questions you may have relating to workers’ compensation. For more information on this webinar, click the link below. Registrations are essential. bit.ly/39lJwNK... See MoreSee Less
Draft Workplace Rehabilitation Providers Principles and Standards of Practice have been developed in consultation with a reference group of stakeholder representatives.WorkCover WA now invites broader stakeholders to be part of the next stage of consultation and provide input into finalising the Workplace Rehabilitation Providers Principles and Standards of Practice.Feedback on the Principles and Standards can be provided here on or before Friday 19 February 2021. ... See MoreSee Less
If you’re working as a contractor or sub-contractor and have suffered a workplace injury, you may be able to make a workers’ compensation claim, depending on your working arrangements.Employers should enquire with their insurer to find out if they should cover their contractors for workers’ compensation.For questions regarding contractors and workers’ compensation, view our quick educational video: www.workcover.wa.gov.au/resources/educational-videos/#contractors... See MoreSee Less