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Yearly WorkSafe Claims

Yearly WorkSafe Claims

WorkSafe Reveal They're Receiving One Claim A Day On Average From The Colac Area

WorkSafe has revealed in the last financial year, there were 365 injury claims accepted by WorkSafe in the Colac area, with the most common claims relating to body stressing in the manufacturing industry.

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86 claims come from the manufacturing industry, 60 from health Care and social assistance and 47 from agriculture, forestry and fishing.

The most common injuries reported occurred in the musculoskeletal system, with 105 claims, while the most common cause of injury was easily body stressing, with 133 claims.

The data was released as part of WorkSafe's 'Health and Safety Month' this October, where they'll be offering local businesses free online seminars.

Through October, WorkSafe will offer 16 free online seminars to help employers and workers maintain safe, healthy and connected workplaces during the pandemic and beyond.

Some sessions in the Navigating Through COVID-19 program are designed to address pandemic related safety issues in specific industries, while others will cover broader topics such as leadership, working from home and looking after injured workers.

Mental health will be a major focus, with a panel presentation on how organisations across different industries are promoting wellbeing through the pandemic.

There will also be online events aimed at young workers, while multicultural community leaders have been invited to a special presentation about everyone's rights and responsibilities at work.

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