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Tuesday 2 April, 2024

SISA Claims Management Course Expression of Interest

SISA is currently assessing the level of need for a Claims Management Certificate for Members and Associates. It is noted that there has been no specific industry standard Claims Management Certificate in South Australia for some time, which means Members hold the responsibility to train staff and leaders on all aspects of workers compensation.

Monday 15 January, 2024

Vacant Position : Senior WHS Advisor

The role of Senior WHS Advisor is vacant for the SA Fire and Emergency Services Commission.

Thursday 11 January, 2024

Updated Schedule of Sums & Minimum Financial Guarantee

Return to Work SA have released an updated Schedule of Sums and updated Minimum Financial Guarantee

Thursday 7 December, 2023

Lump Sum Assessments, Report Request and section 115(1) of the Return to Work Act

The recent decision of Sullivan v Return to Work Corporation [2023] SAET 109 illustrates some of the issues that can arise when the parties cannot agree the content of the request.

Monday 27 November, 2023

Work Health and Safety Regulations

Read about the new Work Health and Safety (Psychosocial Risks) Amendment Regulations of 2023, which will come into effect on 25 December 2023.

Thursday 16 November, 2023

South Australian Employment Tribunal - phone number change

The South Australian Employment Tribunal (SAET) has advised that it has recently changed its phone number to (08) 8177 3500.

Tuesday 10 October, 2023

Facebook photo sinks permanent impairment assessment

An injured worker's bid for permanent impairment compensation has been "unravelled" by a Facebook photo of him playing hockey.

Thursday 5 October, 2023

RTWSA - October News

Including: October is National Safe Work Month - Lucinda's recovery and return to work story - Over-represented industries for work injury claims - Supporting driver health - Get free support to create a healthy, safe and thriving workplace

Wednesday 4 October, 2023

October is Mental Health Month

Every October, Business SA shines a spotlight on the mental health and well-being of both employers and employees through a month packed with activations, events, and challenges.

Wednesday 4 October, 2023

Proposed WHS reforms come with new $100k penalties

PCBUs could be handed WHS fines of up to $100,000 in civil penalty cases launched by affected parties like workers, deceased workers' families and unions, under proposed reforms that have reached the consultation phase in South Australia.

Wednesday 4 October, 2023

Still too many work-related fatalities and injuries

Safe Work Australia released the Key Work Health and Safety Statistics Australia 2023 report, which provides the latest figures on work-related fatalities, injuries and disease in Australia.

Thursday 28 September, 2023

Principles that apply to WHS duties – new case studies

Safe Work Australia has published 2 case studies for the franchising and outsourcing industries.

Wednesday 27 September, 2023

National Safe Work Month

October is National Safe Work Month and SafeWork SA is encouraging all South Australians to make health and safety part of their workplace culture.

Friday 1 September, 2023

Permanent Impairment Assesment and Deductions

Paper concerning permanent impairment assessments and deductions relevant to the Return to Work Act 2014, following key decisions of the South Australian Employment Tribunal and the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of South Australia.

Friday 25 August, 2023

SISA - New General Manager Announcement

New General Manager - Rachel Webber

Friday 25 August, 2023

Safe Work Australia - Quarterly Newsletter August 2023

SafeWork Australia

Friday 25 August, 2023

DW Fox Tucker Lawyers - New website

DW Fox Tucker Lawyers

Thursday 24 August, 2023

Safe Work Australia - New WHS data website released

Safe Work Australia

Saturday 29 July, 2023

SafeWork SA - WHS News

Latest news and prosecutions, plus four easy steps to create a safe and healthy workplace

Friday 28 July, 2023

Safe Work Australia - Model WHS Laws

Safe Work Australia

Friday 28 July, 2023

SISA July Newsletter 2023

July 2023

Tuesday 25 July, 2023

Proposed Section 18 changes and implications - aspects to consider

An update and paper regarding the proposed Section 18 amendments to the Return to Work Act 2014

Friday 21 July, 2023

Section 18 - A Solution Looking for a Problem

Section 18

Thursday 13 July, 2023

DW Fox Tucker Lawyers - How to Freeze Crypto Assets in South Australia

DW Fox Tucker Lawyers

Monday 10 July, 2023

Healthy Workplaces Strategy Achievement Report - Jul 2020 - Dec 2022

Report from Wellbeing SA on delivery of the Healthy Workplaces Strategy, including overview and highlight of achievements. Demonstrating great value and quality outcomes when we work together.

Monday 10 July, 2023

Significant changes to the obligation to provide suitable employment ahead

The Government has released a draft Bill that proposes a range of significant changes to the obligation to provide suitable employment.

Monday 10 July, 2023

Section 18 - Clarification on Host Employers rights

Concerns have been raised that a host employer would not be a party to Tribunal proceedings involving a labour hire worker and therefore would not have the opportunity to be heard.

Friday 7 July, 2023

Grants to enhance healthy workplace projects - Wellbeing SA

Applications now open for grants to help industry, business associations and peak bodies enhance healthy workplace projects.

Tuesday 4 July, 2023

RTWSA Impairment Insider - Issue 11

Update on the review of the Impairment Assessment Guidelines, changes to the fee schedule, and an update on the Whole Person Impairment (WPI) Improvement Program.

Thursday 29 June, 2023

Members Urgent Feedback required for proposed S18 changes to the Act

The South Australian Government has provided SISA with a draft of the Return to Work (Employment and Progressive Injuries) Amendment Bill for consultation.

Thursday 29 June, 2023

Consultation with SISA members on the Third Edition Impairment Assessment Guidelines

The Stakeholder Representative Consultation Group (SRCG) responsible for drafting the Third Edition Impairment Assessment Guidelines is facilitating a review of the medical chapters (Chapters 2 to 16).

Friday 9 June, 2023

RTWSA - Invitation to Employer Forum

registrations close Friday 16th of June (RTWSA Event)

Friday 9 June, 2023

DW Fox Tucker Lawyers - The ABC's of Debt Recovery (DW Fox Tucker Event Only)

See DW Fox Tucker website for Registrations

Thursday 8 June, 2023

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid

Thursday 8 June, 2023

Black Dog Institute

Black Dog Institute

Thursday 8 June, 2023

SISA June Newsletter 2023

June 2023

Tuesday 30 May, 2023

RTWSA - Events

(please note they are not run by SISA)

Tuesday 30 May, 2023

Safe Work SA - Information >Advice >Support

Safe Work SA

Thursday 25 May, 2023

Professional Consulting Pty Ltd Resource Update

Updated Resource Listing

Friday 12 May, 2023

Both Sides of The Fence (BSOTF) - Save The Date

Save The Date!

Tuesday 9 May, 2023

Beyond Blue

Beyond Blue

Wednesday 3 May, 2023

Safe Work Australia - National Safe Work Month October 2023

Safe Work Month October 2023

Wednesday 3 May, 2023

Safe Work Australia - Deliver yourself home safely

Latest News

Tuesday 2 May, 2023

DW Fox Tucker Lawyers - Countdown to the End of Zombie Agreements: Is Your Business Compliant?

Countdown to the End of Zombie Agreements: Is Your Business Compliant?

Monday 1 May, 2023

Safe Work SA - Information >Advice >Support

Safe Work SA

Friday 28 April, 2023

Healthy Workplaces Service

Healthy Workplaces Services

Friday 28 April, 2023

Thomson Geer

Thomson Geer Lawyers

Thursday 27 April, 2023

Fight Motor Neurone Disease

Fight MND Donate for Barb

Thursday 27 April, 2023

Navigating Legal Challenges for SMEs: A Roadmap for Success

DW Fox Tucker Lawyers

Thursday 27 April, 2023

RTWSA - World Day

RTWSA - World Day

Monday 17 April, 2023

Rehab Management

Rehab Management

Wednesday 5 April, 2023

Safe Work Australia - 2023 World Day for Safety and Health at Work and Workers

2023 World Day for Safety and Health at Work and Workers

Wednesday 5 April, 2023

Important changes to public holiday laws

Bradbrook Lawyers

Tuesday 4 April, 2023

Return to Work SA

Return to Work SA

Friday 31 March, 2023

Safe Work SA-Information > Advice> Support

Safe Work SA-Information>Advice>Support

Thursday 30 March, 2023

Bradbrook Lawyers

Bradbrook Lawyers

Monday 27 March, 2023

Safe Work Australia - Public Consultation closing soon - prohibition on the use of engineered stone

Safe Work Australia - Public Consultation closing soon - prohibition on the use of engineered stone

Tuesday 21 March, 2023

RTWSA - Applications for review: Understanding Dispute Resolution

One hour workshop about dispute resolution process in SA

Tuesday 21 March, 2023

Safe Work Australia - Beta Data

New Interactive Data Website is now available

Friday 17 March, 2023

Safe Work Australia - Returning to Work after Covid-19

New snapshot of workers’ experiences returning to work during COVID-19

Friday 3 March, 2023

Safe Work Australia - Public Consultation now open - prohibition on the use of engineered stone

Work Australia - Public Consultation now open - prohibition on the use of engineered stone

Wednesday 15 February, 2023

Australian Bureau of Statistics

Work Related Injuries

Wednesday 9 November, 2022

Globally Harmonized System (GHS) for classification and labelling of chemicals

The two-year transition period from GHS3 to GHS 7 is now in its final months.

Tuesday 16 March, 2021

Safe Work Australia releases report on changes to workers compensation schemes

Safe Work Australia has released a new biennial Summary of Workers' Compensation Scheme Developments, Australia and New Zealand.

Friday 12 March, 2021

FWC upholds dismissal of worker who failed to act on raised temperature

The Fair Work Commission has upheld the dismissal of a worker who ignored a raised temperature and continued working in a disability support environment.

Friday 5 March, 2021

A comparison of WHS Acts among jurisdictions is available from Safe Work Australia

Do you have WHS responsibilities across more than one jurisdiction? The comparison of WHS Acts may be useful.

Wednesday 3 March, 2021

The People at Work psycho-social risk assessment tool is now a free on line resource

The People at Work psycho-social risk assessment tool has been relaunched as a free on line resource for workplaces.

Wednesday 3 March, 2021

Guidance on workplace vaccination policy now available

Safe Work Australia and the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) have released guidance on workplace vaccination policy as COVID-19 vaccinations become available.

Wednesday 3 March, 2021

Survey of 13,000 workers in 28 countries focused on mental health in the pandemic

Word Economic Forum has released an Ipsos survey of 13,000 workers in 28 countries including Australia that focused in the mental health impact of COVID-19

Wednesday 3 March, 2021

ISO released ISO/PAS 45005:2020 General guidelines for safe working during the COVID-19 pandemic

The International Standards Organisation (ISO) has released ISO/PAS 45005:2020, Occupational health and safety management – General guidelines for safe working during the COVID-19 pandemic

Thursday 5 November, 2020

Safe Work Australia issues a summary of COVID-19 related claims across Australia

Safe Work Australia's newly released report shows that at least 533 workers' compensation claims relating to COVID-19 had been made across Australia up to 31 July 2020.

Friday 30 October, 2020

New SISA website launching Nov 2nd

New site design, improved navigation, and Members will be able to contribute to the Document Library

Thursday 29 October, 2020

Healthy Workplaces Charter and Website Launched

On 28th October 2020, a new charter was signed and the website launched to announce the Collaborative Partnership for Workplace Health and Wellbeing in South Australia

Tuesday 6 October, 2020

Industrial manslaughter amendments re-introduced to SA Parliament

On 23rd September 2020, the Greens introduced the Work Health and Safety (Industrial Manslaughter) Amendment Bill 2020 in the Legislative Council. This Bill replaces the 2019 version that lapsed when the Parliament was prorogued late in 2019.

Tuesday 28 July, 2020

RTWSA publishes telehealth information in response to COVID-19

RTWSA has published information for medical and allied health practitioners on the use of Telehealth services as part of managing the COVID-19 risk.

Tuesday 28 July, 2020

Updated COVID-19 resources on Safe Work Australia website

Safe Work Australia has overhauled its COVID-19 online resources with added chapters on managing workplace risks arising from the pandemic and related information

Tuesday 28 July, 2020

Reach for the Facts - The Opioid Menace

SISA continues to alert its members and others about the menace of opioid abuse and over-prescribing. RTWSA is to be commended for its timely and sophisticated approach to raising awareness of this menace.

Tuesday 18 February, 2020

New Labour Hire Licencing Amendment Bill introduced

A Bill to extensively amend the Labour Hire Licencing Act 2017 was tabled in Parliament on 20 February 2020.

Tuesday 18 February, 2020

Safe Work Australia releases four new hazardous chemical guides.

Safe Work Australia has released hazardous chemical guides for PCBUs, workers and medical practitioners.

Tuesday 18 February, 2020

AED Bill re-introduced to SA Parliament in March 2020

The Automated External Defibrillator (Public Access) Bill 2019 was re-introduced in the Legislative Council in March 2020 by Hon Frank Pangallo MLC.

Tuesday 18 February, 2020

Presumptive PTSD Bill re-tabled in Parliament

The Return to Work (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) Amendment Bill 2019 was reintroduced in March 2020 by the Hon. Frank Pangallo MLC.

Monday 30 September, 2019

Safe Work Australia announces the National Return to Work Strategy 2020-2030

Safe Work Australia has announced the launch of the National Return to Work Strategy 2020-2030

Tuesday 26 February, 2019

Safe Work Australia releases report of the review of the model WHS laws

Safe Work Australia has released the report of the review of the model WHS laws conducted by Marie Boland.

Wednesday 17 October, 2018

ISO45001 published in Australia

The new international OH&S standard ISO45001was published in Australia as AS/NZS 45001on 17 October 2018. SISA can provide some background to the new standard and information on the current situation with the existing standard.

Friday 27 July, 2018

Return to Work Act review report tabled and publicly available

On 27 July 2018, Hon John Mansfield AM QC advised that his RTW Act review report is available after being tabled in Parliament.

Wednesday 20 December, 2017

Safe Work Australia Workers Compensation Comparison Report 2017 published

The 2017 Comparison of workers’ compensation arrangements in Australia and New Zealand report is now available.

Monday 25 September, 2017

Congratulations to the Finalists and Winners of the SISA Awards 2017

The Executive Committee and members of SISA extend their congratulations to the finalists and winners of the SISA Awards 2017

Tuesday 8 August, 2017

Code of Conduct version 12 published

Version 12 of the Code of Conduct for Self-Insured Employers was published and took effect on 1 August 2017.

Friday 9 December, 2016

SISA publishes position paper on Crown outsourcing

On 8/12/16, SISA published its position statement on the proposal to outsource Crown claims management.

Thursday 17 November, 2016

SafeWork SA issues briefing note on work-related road fatalities

Work-related road crashes account for 1 in 3 occupational fatalities in Australia and 15% of the national road toll. Work-related road crashes incur a greater average time lost in worker absence than any other claim.

Thursday 17 November, 2016

SISA becomes a signatory to the Consensus Statement on the Health Benefits of Work

On 9th November 2016, SISA became a signatory to the Australian Consensus Statement on the Health Benefits of Work.

Wednesday 16 November, 2016

Parliamentary Standing Committee tables two important reports

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Occupational Safety, Rehabilitation & Compensation has tabled two key reports in Parliament.

Wednesday 26 October, 2016

Draft regulations on the minimum financial guarantee published for consultation

The Minister for Industrial Relations has published draft regulations to increase the minimum financial guarantee to $1.1 million and reduce the scaling factor to 150%.

Monday 26 September, 2016

Congratulations to all the nominees, finalists and winners of the 2016 SISA Awards

400 people attended the 2016 SISA Awards Dinner to see the awards presented and the achievements of the winners showcased.

Tuesday 20 September, 2016

Workplace Respect - new course with 25% off for SISA members

Bullying, harassment or discrimination can cause significant psycho-social risk leading to a deterioration of a workers’ mental health.

Monday 9 May, 2016

Work Capacity Certificates are going electronic

ReturnToWorkSA (RTWSA) have partnered with Unified Healthcare Group (UHG) and Telstra Health, to develop an electronic version of the Work Capacity Certificate (eWCC), available to South Australian Doctors from 1 July 2016.

Thursday 24 March, 2016

Introducing Smart eHealth Training

At a time when companies are actively looking for ways to decrease costs but still meet governance and legislative requirements Smart Health believes that this series of courses goes along way to accomplishing both.

Monday 12 October, 2015

Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 SISA Awards!

The members of SISA congratulate the 2015 SISA Award winners.

Wednesday 1 July, 2015

South Australian Employment Tribunal inaugurated

On 1 July 2015, the South Australian Employment Tribunal was inaugurated.

Tuesday 19 May, 2015

ais healthassist - building functional capacity for injured workers

The aishealthassist functional restoration program provides injured workers with strategies to better manage their pain as well as tools to build their functional capacity, which enables realistic goal setting for future employment.

Friday 30 January, 2015

Free worksite first aid assessment for SISA members

Named one of the country’s most reputable not for profit organisations, St John has been supporting the health and well-being of South Australians for over 130 years. St John wishes to make a special offer of a complimentary worksite first aid assessment (normally valued at $195) to all SISA members.

Wednesday 28 January, 2015

BikeSA free workplace education sessions

Bike SA and the Motor Accident Commission (MAC) are proud to offer the Be Safe Be Seen Workplace Bicycle Education Program to workplaces. Attendees at these free sessions will receive a gift pack that includes a USB bike light, saddle bag, backpack cover, slap bands, sticker and 3 month free membership to Bike SA (which includes comprehensive personal accident and public liability insurance).

Tuesday 27 January, 2015

RTW Act training course open for registration

The Return to Work Act 2014 is the single largest reform of workers compensation legislation in decades. We have joined forces with ASC Training to present SISA members with a cost-effective and comprehensive package of training modules.

Thursday 27 November, 2014

SISA takes out Gold Sponsorship of Passport to Safety

SISA is a long time sponsor of Passport to Safety and for 2014-15 has lifted its support to Gold status.

Monday 15 September, 2014

ASC Training & Development is offering SISA members free sessions on how to make presentations

ASC Training & Development are pleased to announce a promotional activity that brings our expertise to your business for free.

Monday 31 March, 2014

Nominations for 2014 SISA Awards now open

Nominations for the 2014 SISA Awards are now open.

Monday 31 March, 2014

WorkCoverSA releases proposed changes to Code

WorkCoverSA has published a consultation draft amended Code of Conduct for review.

Monday 31 March, 2014

Discussion of proposed changes to WRCA commencing

The SA Government proposals for workers compensation scheme reform were published on 24th January 2014.

Monday 23 September, 2013

Congratulations to the SISA Award winners!

SISA congratulates the winners of the 2013 SISA Awards, which were presented at our flagship event on 13 September 2013.

Monday 23 September, 2013

WorkCover RRTW Award winners announced

SISA members figured largely among the winners of the WorkCover Recovery & Return to Work Awards.

Wednesday 5 June, 2013

RTW Matters offers discounted subscription to SISA members

Return to Work Matters is an online resource for Injury and Case Management professionals, providing 24 hour access for your team members throughout Australia. Read on for information on how SISA members can receive a 10% discount on subscriptions.

Thursday 11 April, 2013

Sponsorship is now open for the SISA 2013 Awards Dinner

Sponsorship for SISA 2013 Awards Dinner is now available

Wednesday 10 April, 2013

Workplace support for workers with injury, disability or health conditions, and their employers

Multiple Solutions can provide workplace support to employees, the self employed and employers when the continuation of employment (that is 8 hours or more per week) is at risk due to the impact of a non-compensable disability, injury, illness or medical condition.

Monday 25 February, 2013

WorkCoverSA?s Recovery and Return to Work Awards 2013

Nominations are now open for WorkCoverSA?s Recovery and Return to Work Awards 2013.

Monday 18 February, 2013

The ROSH GRTW Program

The ROSH GRTW Program reduces the time an injured worker is off work by using functional treatment goals to increase work capacity. A worker?s increasing capacity is matched to suitable interim duties and finally to suitable employment.

Wednesday 6 February, 2013

Closing the Loop 2013

Don't miss the latest in the SISA Conference series - Closing the Loop 2013.

Tuesday 16 October, 2012

SISA 2011-12 Annual Report now available

The 2011-12 SISA Annual Report was relased at the 2012 AGM on Friday 12th October 2012.

Tuesday 18 September, 2012

Gallagher Bassett expands in South Australia

SISA has sought clarification from Gallagher Bassett as to the continuation of services to self insurers after GB commences as a claims agent for WorkCover SA.

Tuesday 3 April, 2012

Preventing Psychological Injury in the Workplace via Early Help Seeking

Only one third of workers with a high prevalence mental health problem (including substance abuse) seek help and each of these workers costs employers a significant amount per annum. The Help Seeking Program is changing this and is showing signs of preventing psychological injury in the workplace along the way.

Wednesday 7 March, 2012

SA Unions 'Retraining Injured Workers for Employment' Project Report Released

SA Unions 'Retraining Injured Workers for Employment' Project was supported by the Return to Work Fund and addressed the return to work goals of the WorkCoverSA Strategic Plan of 2008?2011. The report of the first phase of the project has been released.

Monday 13 February, 2012

Insite Injury Management Group Expanding Operations As Offices Open Up In NSW

Insite Injury Management Group Expanding Operations As Offices Open Up In NSW

Monday 26 September, 2011

15 more draft WHS Codes of Practice released for public comment

Safe Work Australia announced on 26 September 2011 the start of the public comment period for 15 draft model Codes of Practice which support the new model work health and safety legislation.

Tuesday 20 September, 2011

KJK Legal commences operations on 4 October 2011

Mark Keam, Tracey Kerrigan and Neville John are pleased to inform SISA members of the commencement of their new law firm as of 4 October 2011 - KJK LEGAL.

Sunday 26 June, 2011

Report available on Seal v Transfield Services (Australia) Pty Ltd

On 10 June 2011, the High Court refused an application for special leave brought by a worker against his self-insured employer in the case of Seal v Transfield Services (Australia) Pty Ltd. SISA Associate Member Gilchrist Connell Lawyers has provided a report on this significant case.

Tuesday 3 May, 2011

Partnering for OHS

The three-year Partnerships Programme, funded by the South Australian Government, aimed to increase the use of elected HSRs in industry in order to improve OHS. The University of SA is now undertaking research to evaluate the Partnerships Programme.

Monday 21 March, 2011

Nominations for the 2011 Recovery & Return to Work Awards now open

Do you know someone with an experience that will motivate and inspire or those who helped them to succeed? Nominate them for a Recovery and Return to Work Award. Nominate by 2 May 2011 at or phone 13 18 55.

Thursday 24 February, 2011

Paraplegic Benefit Fund - Tegan's story

It was Mothers Day. I was 17 years old and was meant to go and see mum but we decided to go bush bashing with friends first. The last thing I remember was my boyfriend yelling at the driver to slow down. Then I woke up in hospital. I knew things were serious. My parents told me I'd never be able to walk again...

Wednesday 8 December, 2010

Draft model WH&S regulations & COP released for comment

The draft model WH&S regulations and priority codes of practice are now available on the Safe Work Australia website.

Monday 29 November, 2010

Minister releases draft WR&C (Dispute Resolution) Amendment Bill for public comment

On Friday 26 November 2010, Minister Holloway released the draft Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation (Dispute Resolution) Amendment Bill 2010 to stakeholders, including SISA, with an invitation to provide comments by 28 February 2011.

Friday 15 October, 2010

WorkCover SA RISE scheme is available to self insurers

The Re-employment Incentive Scheme for Employers (RISE) supports employers to provide a job to injured workers who cannot return to their previous employer. All employers registered with WorkCoverSA (including self-insured employers) are eligible to participate in RISE providing they are making the appropriate levy payments. SA Government/Crown agencies and employers outside South Australia paying the appropriate levy with their relevant Workers Compensation Authority are also eligible.

Friday 8 October, 2010

SISA Executive for 2010-11

The 2010-11 SISA Executive Committee was elected at the 2010 SISA Annual General Meeting on 8 October 2010.

Tuesday 24 August, 2010

2010 SISA Award Winners Announced

The winners of the 2010 SISA Awards have been announced - congratulations!

Friday 23 July, 2010

Legislative Council disallows Discontinuance Fee regulation - again

The Legislative Council of the SA Parliament has again disallowed the discontinuance fee regulation under s.76AA of the WR&C Act.

Monday 28 June, 2010

Australian Safe Communities Foundation

The Australian Safe Communities Foundation (ASCF) is a national, not-for-profit organisation with a vision to make Australia the safest country in the world in which to live, learn, work, travel and play - one community at a time.

Tuesday 15 June, 2010

New SISA Chair elected

Lee-Anne Folkers (Westpac Bank) was unanimously elected Chair of the SISA Executive Committee on 15/6/10.

Tuesday 8 June, 2010

SISA Chair steps down after 11 years

Our Chair of 11 years, Steve Standen, has stepped down from his role as Chair of SISA and as a member of the SISA Executive Committee.

Wednesday 19 May, 2010

Safety Institute of Australia - OH&S Professional E-News for March 2010

Please open this article to download the March edition of the OH&S Professional E-News.

Wednesday 19 May, 2010

Nominate for the 2010 Safe Work Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2010 Safe Work Awards. SISA encourages members to showcase their achievements by nominating.

Wednesday 28 April, 2010

WorkCoverSA's Recovery and Return to Work Awards 2010

Nominations for the Recovery and Return to Work Awards 2010 are now open. These awards honour the achievements of people who recover and return to work after a workplace injury, and those who help them succeed.

Friday 9 April, 2010

Productivity Commission releases report on OH&S Benchmarking

The Productivity Commission has released a report on the performance benchmarking of Australian business regulation of Occupational Health and Safety

Tuesday 16 March, 2010

Volunteers Required for a Pilot Project - Retraining Injured Workers for Employment

SISA is supporting a RTW Fund retraining pilot project being conducted by SA Unions. The project managers are looking for volunteers for a pilot project to retrain injured workers for full employment in real jobs.

Monday 15 February, 2010

SARC Report recommends removal of discontinuance fees

The Statutory Authorities Review Committee of the South Australian Parliament (SARC) released its report on WorkCover on 12 February 2010 after 2 years of hearing evidence. While the report recommends removal of discontinuance fees, it is unlikely that the recommendation will be accepted by the Government.

Friday 29 January, 2010

Ai Group releases Guidelines for Preventing Manual Task Injuries in Manufacturing

Ai Group has released its new Guidelines for Preventing Manual Task Injuries in Manufacturing, developed on behalf of the South Australian Manufacturing Occupational Health Safety and Welfare (OHSW) Industry Committee with funding from Employers Mutual, and project management by the Engineering Employers Association (EEASA). During the project, EEASA became a part of the Australian Industry Group.

Wednesday 16 December, 2009

SISA supports Passports to Safety in 2010 - will you?

SISA has renewed its sponsorship support of the Passport to Safety Program in 2010 and urges member organisations to do the same. Passport to Safety is a web?based, self paced learning and test program aimed at school children and young people who are preparing to enter the work force for the first time.

Tuesday 2 June, 2009

WorkCover SA - Recovery & Return to Work Awards 2009

WorkCoverSA is pleased to announce the Recovery and Return to Work Awards 2009. The awards recognise the achievements of South Australians injured at work, and those helping injured workers, who go the extra mile for better recovery and return to work. Workers, employers, health and rehabilitation providers and case managers are encouraged to enter.

Wednesday 27 May, 2009

Tom Phillips appointed Chair of Safe Work Australia Council

The Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, Julia Gillard, has announced the appointment of Mr Tom Phillips AM as the Chair of the Safe Work Australia Council.

Thursday 9 April, 2009

New edition of the comparison of Australian workers compensation schemes published

Safe Work Australia, the successor to the ASCC, has published the 2008-09 comparison of Australian workers compensation schemes.

Monday 6 April, 2009

WRMC delays timetable for national model OH&S laws

A Workplace Relations Ministers? Council (WRMC) decision on the framework of the model OHS bill has been postponed until May 2009 with a view to providing an exposure draft for public comment in August 2009.

Monday 6 April, 2009

WCT Rules Committee meets with self insurers

The Rules Committee of the Workers Compensation Tribunal, chaired by His Honour Judge Gilchrist, has met with representatives of SISA, the Local Government Association Workers Compensation Scheme and the public sector.

Friday 27 February, 2009

Sponsorship packages available for 2009 SISA Awards

Sponsorship packages available for Catering and Support

Thursday 19 February, 2009

Family First unveils WR&C Amendment Bill

The Family First Party has tabled a Bill in Parliament to undo some of the 2008 amendments to the Workers Rehabilitation & Compensation Act.

Thursday 19 February, 2009

WorkCover appoints Deputy CEO

WorkCoverSA has announced the appointment of Jeff Matthews to the position of Deputy Chief Executive, Partnership and Performance at WorkCoverSA.

Monday 16 February, 2009

Workplace Relations Ministerial Council Meeting creates new Safe Work Australia Agency

The Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, Julia Gillard, chaired the 79th meeting of the Workplace Relations Ministers? Council on 12 February 2009. A key outcome from the meeting was a decision to establish Safe Work Australia as an Executive Agency following the withdrawal of the Safe Work Australia Bill 2008 from the Federal Parliament.

Friday 13 February, 2009

Federal review of OH&S law releases its second report - Updated article

The Federal review of OH&S law has released its second report containing findings and recommendations on the optimal content of a model OHS Act.

Wednesday 28 January, 2009

WorkCover Ombudsman releases statistics to 31 December 2008

The WorkCover Ombudsman has released a short statistical report on investigations by his office from 1 July 2008 to 31 December 2008.

Friday 9 January, 2009

ASCC announces finalists for Safe Work Australia Awards

In its fourth year, the Safe Work Australia Awards are the premier national awards for recognising excellence in workplace safety. Thirty eight finalists across five award categories were announced today for the 2008 Safe Work Australia Awards.

Friday 9 January, 2009

PIEF membership now open to self insurers and industry associations

The Personal Injury Education Foundation was established as a not-for-profit, membership based organisation in 2006 by a consortium of Australian and New Zealand accident compensation organisations to improve the capability, effectiveness and professionalism of the personal injury industry.

Monday 22 December, 2008

RRTWC, Provisional Liability Guidelines & other material published

The Provisional Payment Guidelines, RRTWC Guidelines and other material related to the 2008 amendments to the WRCA were published in the Gazette on Friday 19 December.

Wednesday 5 November, 2008

National OH&S Review 1st report released

On 5 November 2008 the Workplace Relations Ministers Council released the first report of the National Review of OH&S Laws.

Tuesday 7 October, 2008

WorkCover announces Review of WR&C Regulations

WorkCover has announced a review of all regulations made under the Workers Rehabilitation & Compensation Act 1986.

Friday 19 September, 2008

SISA Executive Committee election held

The election of the 2008-09 SISA Executive Committee was held on Friday 19 September 2008 at the SISA Annual General Meeting.

Thursday 18 September, 2008

Paul Kells returning to Australia to support new safety initiative for young workers

Tom Phillips, Presiding Member of the SafeWork SA Advisory Committee, invites you to support the safety standard for young people entering the world of work.

Thursday 21 August, 2008

2008 Awards Dinner photos now available

Photos of the 2008 SISA Awards Dinner are now available in the photo gallery on this site.

Wednesday 20 August, 2008

Raffle Winners - from the 2008 SISA Awards Dinner

At the 2008 SISA Awards Dinner , Friday 15th August, a raffle was run - two prizes were up for grabs.

Tuesday 19 August, 2008

SISA congratulates the winners of the 2008 SISA Awards

Over 560 people attended a landmark evening at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre on Friday 15 August to see the 2008 SISA OH&S and injury management award winners announced.

Wednesday 13 August, 2008

Consultation paper on permanent impairment assessment released by WorkCover

WorkCover has released a discussion paper seeking stakeholder views on the accreditation, performance monitoring and training of permanent impairment assessors under the revised lump sum provisions.

Monday 21 July, 2008

WorkCover releases key legislative change discussion papers

WorkCover has released a series of consultation and discussion papers relating to key elements of the recent legislative amendments.

Tuesday 24 June, 2008

Acting WorkCover Ombudsman appointed

Industrial Relations Minister Michael Wright has appointed Mr Wayne Lines as Acting WorkCover Ombudsman.

Thursday 19 June, 2008

WR&C Amendment Bill proclaimed

The Workers Rehabilitation & Compensation (Scheme Review) Amendment Bill 2008 was proclaimed in the Government Gazette No 35 on 26 June 2008.

Thursday 5 June, 2008

SISA Manager appointed to WRCAC

SISA Manager Robin Shaw has been appointed to the Workers Rehabilitation & Compensation Advisory Committee until 30 November 2008.

Monday 2 June, 2008

National OH&S Review issues paper released

The Federal Government has released an issues paper and call for submissions on the review of national OH&S laws.

Tuesday 27 May, 2008

TRACsa May newsletter released

The May 2008 TRACsa newsletter On Track is now available in the SISA document library.

Monday 19 May, 2008

Country Roadshow Mark III - Fair Work, Safe Work, Fair Comp?

SISA and Piper Alderman are once again joining forces to visit Mt Gambier and Whyalla to brief our regional clients and members on current events and issues of interest.

Thursday 8 May, 2008

Draft OH&S Approved Training Provider criteria released

SafeWork SA has released the draft criteria for the approval of training providers to deliver prescribed training.

Tuesday 6 May, 2008

WorkCover launches the 2008 RRTW Awards

WorkCover SA has launched the Recovery and Return to Work Awards 2008.

Thursday 1 May, 2008

WorkCover releases new public hospital fee schedule

WorkCover has released a new Public Hospital fee schedule effective Thursday 1 May 2008.

Tuesday 29 April, 2008

PIEF Launches Conference and Awards

The Personal Injury Education Foundation Ltd was established in early 2006 by a consortium of Australian and New Zealand accident compensation regulators, insurers and claims management organisations.

Tuesday 8 April, 2008

SISA has moved!

SISA is pleased to announce its move to larger and more central offices. Our address is now First Floor, 202 Hutt St Adelaide, phone 8232 0100, fax 8232 0113.

Monday 7 April, 2008

Gillard Launches Federal OH&S Review

On 4 April 2008, the Federal Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, Hon Julia Gillard, announced the commencement of a National Review into Model Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Laws.

Friday 22 February, 2008

9th Comparative Performance Monitoring Report released

The Workplace Relations Ministers' Council has released the 9th Report on the comparison of OH&S and workers compensation schemes in Australia and New Zealand.

Friday 22 February, 2008

Meeting the environmental challenges of the Air Warfare Destroyer project

Steve Thomas, HSE Manager of ASC describes the environmental challenges he must manage as the Air Warfare Destroyer project gets under way.

Friday 8 February, 2008

Governor of SA to attend SISA Awards

SISA is delighted to announce that His Excellency Rear Admiral Kevin Scarce AC CSC RANR, Governor of South Australia has graciously accepted our invitation to attend the SISA Awards Dinner on 15 August.

Wednesday 23 January, 2008

Federal Government announces review of Comcare

On 23 February 2008 the Federal Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations announced the terms of reference for a review of the Comcare scheme focused on its suitability as a vehicle for self insurance.

Monday 17 December, 2007

OHS&W (Penalties) Amendment Act to come into force 1 January 2008

The Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare (Penalties) Amendment Act 2007 was proclained in the Gazette on 13/12/07 and will come into effect on 1/1/08.

Monday 10 December, 2007

Claims Administration Essentials - February 2008 course open for bookings

The February 2008 Claims Administration Essentials course is open for bookings. Contact ITR to book your place on the sought-after course.

Thursday 6 December, 2007

Clayton report delayed by 1 month

SISA has been advised that Alan Clayton has sought and received a 1 month extension on the deadline for his report on the review of the WorkCover scheme.

Thursday 15 November, 2007

Sponsorships for SISA Awards 2008 now open

SISA invites members and supporters to participate as sponsors in the SISA Awards Dinner to be held on 15 August 2008 at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre.

Monday 5 November, 2007

Self Insurers Dominate Safe Work Awards 2007

Self insurers dominated this year's Safe Work Awards, with wins in all categories for which they were eligible.

Wednesday 31 October, 2007

Statutory Authorities Review Committee to inquire into WorkCover

On 24 October the SA Legislative Council carried a motion that the Statutory Authorities Review Committee conduct an inquiry into WorkCover.

Wednesday 24 October, 2007

Federal Labor announces OH&S Policy

Julia Gillard, Shadow Minister for Employment & Industrial Relations has announced Labor's workplace health and safety policy.

Thursday 18 October, 2007

SafeWork SA releases discussion paper on OH&S Regulations Review

SafeWork SA has released a discussion paper on the review of the OH&S regulations and a supporting review process guide.

Thursday 18 October, 2007

WorkCover releases 2006-07 Annual Report

On 18 October, the Minister for Industrial Relations, the Hon Michael Wright tabled the WorkCover SA Annual Report for 2006-07 in Parliament, which means the document is now publicly-available.

Thursday 20 September, 2007

ECH wins WorkCover RRTW Award

ECH Inc has been named winner of the self insurer excellence category of the inaugural WorkCover Rehabilitation & Return to Work Awards.

Thursday 20 September, 2007

Tricia Kaukas of Drake Foodmarkets wins WorkCover award

Congratulations to Tricia Kaukas of Drake Foodmarkets, who won the inaugural Claims Manager Excellence award at the WorkCover RRTW Awards ceremony on 19 September 2007.

Thursday 13 September, 2007

Certificate IV in Claims Administration begins 28 September

The next Claims Administration Essentials and Certificate IV in Claims Administration courses begin on 28 September. Registrations close Friday 21 September.

Tuesday 28 August, 2007

ASCC declares National Standards and Code of Practice for Manual Tasks

The Australian Safety & Compensation Council (ASCC) met on 22 August 2007 and declared the National Standard and Code of Practice for Manual Tasks for implementation within 2 years.

Monday 20 August, 2007

SISA Annual Report for 2006-07 now available

The 2006-07 SISA Annual Report was released at the AGM on Friday 17 August.

Monday 20 August, 2007

SISA announces award winners for 2007

The winners of the SISA OH&S and Injury Management Awards were announced at a dinner function held at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre on Friday 17 August.

Monday 6 August, 2007

Join the 2007 National Pharmacies Parisian Challenge!

The National Pharmacies Parisian Challenge promotes a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Teams of 10 members wear pedometers over 8 weeks and log their steps onto a webiste each week. Great prizes to be won, including an actual trip to Paris!

Thursday 2 August, 2007

WorkCover Board appointments announced

The WorkCover Board appointments for 2007-2010 appeared in the Government Gazette on 2 August 2007.

Wednesday 1 August, 2007

Lump sum checks can now be made by e-mail

A new Outlook-based system has been developed for lump sum payment checks.

Friday 6 July, 2007

Certificate IV in Injury Claims Administration course starts 6 August - book now

The next course in Certificate IV in Injury Claims Administration begins on the 6th of August. Bookings must be made no later than Friday the 20th of July, 2007