Employer Excellence in Return to WorkPatties Foods Ltd is the leading Australian-owned branded frozen food company manufacturing a range of brands including Four’N Twenty and Herbert Adams. Patties Foods Ltd is based in Bairnsdale, East Gippsland and is one of the largest employers in the region. In October 2012 the company launched an Injury Management Strategy which included the appointment of an Injury Management Advisor to provide a greater focus on successful return-to-work outcomes. The Company has recently implemented a number of initiatives designed to improve the management of workplace injuries. A major focus has been on building relationships with the regional medical community which has resulted in a significant improvement in return to work outcomes.
Employer Excellence in Return to WorkJoint Venture is a boutique consultancy that operates an ever growing labour hire business mainly into the construction industry. From any one time we could have 20+ workers out on site who are employed through Joint Venture so it is important that we are proactive, up to date and thorough in our processes to ensure any employee we employ is a) sent to a safe working site b) understands and acknowledges the importance of OHS, and c) knows how to act in a manor on site that ensures OHS.
Worker Return to Work AchievementTiana works with adults who have significant disabilities. Tiana's role is to support individuals in their daily life during their attendance to Pinarc's day program. Tiana's attitude in returning to work demonstrated a strong commitment and engagement to her role. Pinarc Disability Support offers a broad range of programs to individuals from the whole of life span. We provide specialist allied health consultation, recreation, day programs and individual support in the community.
Treating Health Practitioner AchievementKinetic Health are the “go to people” for corporate, occupational and community health across Australia. We deliver integrated occupational medicine through our network of modern, wholly owned multidisciplinary medical practices and alliance clinics, and onsite corporate health and wellness solutions to onshore and offshore client projects, country-wide. Our health professionals are experts in their fields and provide consultancy, treatment and preventative services across a spectrum of industrial medicine, health and wellness, and safety and training programs.
Employer Excellence in Return to WorkThe Trauma Centre of Australia (TCA) has been working in the field for over 25 years for businesses of all sizes and types, including on-going involvement with some of Australia’s largest public and private organisations. TCA has widespread experience in Critical Incident (CI) response, counselling and training. As a recognised leader, The Trauma Centre of Australia is committed to providing and improving the quality of return to work services. TCA’s team consists of qualified psychologists and counsellors who have extensive experience in trauma counselling, general counselling and psychology and organisational psychology.
Worker Return to Work AchievementSofitel Melbourne On Collins is a 5-star luxury hotel located at the Paris-end of Collins St. Its signature restaurant, No35, serves modern cuisine using only the best local produce with an emphasis on pure flavor. Peter Jeremic is a Commis Chef in No35. He injured his back when he bent down to pull a tray out of the fridge, and had no capacity for work for 3 months. He has returned to work and is gradually increasing his hours and duties.
Return to Work Coordinator ExcellenceThis program was designed and implemented to assist Managers and Supervisors in ONE part of the RTW process, at times, the most difficult part – engaging the injured worker, from day one (and at times his family) and to ensure, and display to the injured worker that he is important part of our Business and Team, and to enable a better connection & develop a relationship between the injured worker and the employer, which assist in a “smoother” and in most cases an earlier RTW. Approximately 200 staff spread across three Depots within Victoria (Freight Industry).
Employer Excellence in Return to WorkWe are a premier caravan park in Bright in the ATPM group. As a contract Manager to ATPM we are required to fulfil very thorough policies & procedures. That said, our employees are ours & not employed by ATPM. We have taken on the management of this beautiful park just over 12 months ago.
Return to Work Coordinator ExcellenceStructural Systems Limited comprises a group of subsidiary and associate companies providing a range of specialist services to a Global Market. Listed on the Australian Stock Exchange since 1987 the organisation has grown from a small post tensioning company to a diverse international contractor servicing industries such as construction, civil, mining, design, remedial, manufacture and supply. I have been with its concrete company since 2000 and took on the role of QSE & Return to Work Coordinator for the whole group focusing on RTW in Victoria over three years ago, looking after a workforce of 320. Since commencing the role, I have developed a flexible Return to Work program for injured workers through thorough research, training, experience and consultation.
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