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Williams Seafoods describes its primary focus as the wellbeing and safety of its staff, having consciously decided to invest in this area 20 years ago. This focus has contributed to savings in claims costs, the retention of a stable workforce and a steady growth rate in a competitive market.
Management and staff at Union Hydraulics agree that all employees share the same commitment to injury prevention and rehabilitation. The importance of health and safety and positive return to work outcomes has become ingrained in the workplace. The ‘We Care We Prepare’ toolkit is an example of this commitment.
Toowoomba Council regard immediate intervention as the most important influence on achieving positive return to work outcomes. If a worker reports an injury that requires medical attention, a rehabilitation coordinator from the ‘safety team’ will accompany the worker to the medical centre or hospital to support them through the process.
Robust management systems to eliminate the risk of injury, together with timely treatment and effective rehabilitation for those who have sustained an injury, are essential elements of Pernod Ricard Winemakers’ injury management program.
Catholic Homes made work health, safety and wellness a priority after a spike in workers’ compensation claims in the late 2000s. The executive decided to strengthen their commitment to work health and safety and return to work practices by making it their key business driver.