More than one in three COVID-19-related workers’ compensation claims involve mental health issues, according to a new report from Safe Work Australia (SWA).
SWA has collected preliminary data on the 533 COVID-19 related workers’ compensation claims up until July 31 2020 (the number of current claims is expected to be much higher).
202 were for workers who had contracted COVID-19, while an alarming 179 were for mental health impacts related to the virus. 152 were related to testing or isolation requirements.
NSW reported the most claims (299), followed by Victoria (75), Queensland (68) and Tasmania (59).
Of all the 533 claims, 253 claims were accepted, 95 claims were rejected, and 185 claims were pending.
The number of rejected claims includes those made by workers who had been diagnosed with COVID-19, but where the evidence showed they did not contract the disease in the workplace.
Expectedly, the healthcare and social assistance industry recorded the most claims (183), followed by public administration and safety (88), transport, postal and warehousing (74), education and training (28).
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Over 50 configurable modules integrate to collect HSEQ data.
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We encourage you to treat your software technology like a team member. The myosh academy is designed to empower your team with the skills to ensure they use their software tools productively. Everyone learns differently, so the academy holds a variety of resources including videos, guided learning and verified online learning courses for each myosh module.
Your investment in myosh helps you and your team manage risk, compliance and improve workplace health and safety. Today, successful organisations view safety as an asset, and health and safety spending as an investment. This is because a safe workplace adds measurable business value, and can drive tangible improvements in performance, profit, and culture.
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The Facts and The Figures
Organisations are constantly reminded that health and safety failure is expensive. And whilst this is certainly true, there are benefits to health and safety success that go beyond cost-avoidance. Today, successful organisations view safety as an asset, and health and safety spending as an investment.
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