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Information of interest to our Clients and for the industry

As we spend around a third of our day working, this environment should be comfortable, safe, and healthy for us …
The workers’ compensation scheme can be a difficult experience for both the employer and the injured employee. There are a …
The impacts of drugs and alcohol in the workplace present huge financial, social and cultural risks to employers. Whilst some …
The trials and tribulations our world has been through the past few years have taken a toll on mental health. …
We hear from many employers asking how they can make their workplace a healthier and safer environment for their workers. …
Do you remember musical chairs, the party game we played as youngsters? It sometimes feels like we play it in …
Cannabis is illegal in Australia, but did you know that in early 2020 it was decriminalised in the Australian Capital …
If you’re on the look out for a Workplace Rehabilitation Provider as you have a claim or simply planning ahead …
In today’s times of significant labour shortages it is difficult finding the right person for a role, so when you …
More people are suffering from poor mental health thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. The virus has caused changes to people’s …
Work Options’ Managing Director Karen Castledine chats with The Australian Health & Safety Business Podcast on workplace rehabilitation and the …
With more and more employees working from home, workplace safety extends from the office to the home. One of our …
We sat down with Work Options’ Ashrit Kaur to chat about her role as Senior Rehabilitation Counsellor before she went …
Just like appointing the fire warden who assists with improving effective emergency procedures in the workplace, it’s ideal to appoint …
Creating and maintaining a healthy culture in a business is key to retaining employees; reducing workers’ compensation claims; improve business …
It is a wonderful feeling welcoming back an employee after an injury or illness.  It’s so pleasing to see them …
Our job as a Workplace Rehabilitation Provider (WRP) is to help both employers and injured workers navigate the complexity of …
The Therapeutic Goods Administration’s announcement of over-the-counter access to cannabis oil without a prescription has led to questions from employers …
Technology is advancing with devices being designed more compact and for hand-held use. Some items aren’t ergonomically friendly. Long–term routine …
One of the common questions we are asked about an injured worker is “Can I fire them?” It may seem …
Safe Work Australia’s latest report on the Australian Workers’ Compensation Claims has highlighted the occupations, industries and common injuries statistics …
One of the most important roles a business plays in an employee’s work life is creating a mentally healthy and …
The business has just interviewed a strong candidate for the vacant position. The candidate has checked off all their work …
Great news! Your injured worker is finally returning to work. This is a significant milestone in the injured worker’s journey …
If we allow it, drug and alcohol addiction can happen to anyone. Drugs don’t discriminate. One innocent partake of any …
The World Wide Web contains a myriad of information, some of it fact and some of it miss-informed content. We’ve …
Are any of your workers experiencing irritation in the wrist? Did you know that poor workstation ergonomics and repetitive use …
The dark web is a world of illegal transactions, crimes, and things we don’t want to know that exists. It …