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Noise induced hearing loss tests

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 required to use testers approved by WorkCover WA and the testing environment and equipment must meet Australian Standards. Under…Read More »

COVID-19 LOCKDOWN – CHANGE TO ADVICE AND ASSISTANCE PHONE NUMBERS

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 will enter a 5-day lockdown period. Our Advice and Assistance team are on hand to help you and answer any…Read More »

Welcome to WorkCover WA webinar – 23 February 2021

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 the following topics: How the scheme operates Understanding relevant legislation and scheme trends How the claim process works…Read More »

Workplace Rehabilitation Providers Principles and Standards of Practice

Following the implementation of the Insurer and Self-insurer Principles and Standards of Practice on 1 July 2020, WorkCover WA seeks to provide a cohesive set of service expectations for workplace rehabilitation providers. Draft Workplace Rehabilitation Providers Principles and Standards of Practice have been developed in consultation with a Reference Group…Read More »

Changes to WorkCover WA Online Security 

Mandatory multi-factor authentication (MFA) has now been implemented in WorkCover WA Online. All users will be prompted to sign up for MFA when they log in to the system. MFA options include mobile and landline telephone numbers as a second factor. WorkCover WA Online can be accessed by clicking this…Read More »

Reminder – WorkCover WA will have reduced services on 29, 30 and 31 December this year

With Christmas almost upon us, please be advised that WorkCover WA will have reduced services on 29, 30 and 31 December this year. Staff in the Conciliation and Arbitration Services Registry will be available during standard business hours to receive documents. The Advice and Assistance line will also remain open…Read More »

WorkCover WA will have reduced services on 29, 30 and 31 December this year

WorkCover WA’s services will be limited on 29, 30 and 31 December this year. We would encourage you to note the dates and be aware that a reduced number of staff in the Conciliation and Arbitration Services Registry will be available during standard business hours to receive documents. The Advice…Read More »

New medical and allied health fees

Amendments to the Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management (Scales of Fees) Regulations 1998 come into effect on 1 November 2020. The amendments apply a 1.83 percent increase to all medical and allied health fees, based on application of WorkCover WA’s composite index.  Click here to access current and archived medical and allied health fee schedules. 

Legislative changes (COVID-19) – effective 12 October 2020

Amendments to the Act and Regulations come into effect on 12 October 2020. The amendments address a small number of priority issues in response to the COVID-19 pandemic: Establish a presumption of work-related injury for COVID-19 contracted by health care workers Discontinue the common law termination day Provide for a…Read More »

Safe Work Month – ‘Staying focused on workplace health and safety’.

While it’s important to acknowledge and reflect on the wide-reaching impacts of COVID-19 on Australian businesses, employers and workers, WorkSafe and WorkCover WA wish to remind the Western Australian community, that the health and safety of Western Australian workplaces remains a priority, even during these unique times. WorkSafe has created…Read More »