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CSG May 2014 Presenter: Dr Alex Collie, Research Leader and Acting Chief Executive Officer, ISCRR

Australia’s failure to improve Return-to-Work Rates

Presentation by: Associate Professor Alex Collie, Research Leader and Acting Chief Executive Officer, Institute for Safety, Compensation and Recovery Research, Monash University

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Current obstacles to successfully bringing injured people back to work and the need for new approaches was discussed by Associate Professor Alex Collie from Monash University in his lunchtime talk to Central Safety Group on 13 May, 2014.
Alex Collie has done substantial research on this and related issues. He said that surveys had shown that Australia has failed to improve return to rates for the past 15 years, describing this as a major public health and economic challenge.
There is abundant international research showing that a worker's recovery can be shaped by their interactions with employers, healthcare providers and the workers' compensation system. But it takes new thinking, careful planning and sustained effort on behalf of those involved in the process.
Alex presented some of his latest research findings, explored some of the key issues and made recommendations on what we should be doing to improve return to work outcomes.

The presenter:

Associate Professor Alex Collie, Acting Chief Executive Officer of ISCRR (Institute for Safety, Compensation and Recovery Research) at Monash University, is an applied public health and social policy researcher, with a specific focus on work disability benefit and compensation systems and their impact on the work, social and health outcomes of injured and ill people. Alex has advised multiple state and commonwealth government departments and in private sector organisations in matters relating to workplace health, insurance and injury compensation. He has held numerous board positions on non-profit health sector organisations. He has a PhD in psychology. He has published over 100 peer reviewed journal articles, book chapters and technical reports, and is regularly invited to speak at national and international conferences.


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CSG August 2022 Zoom event - Presenter: Phil Lovelock, Senior Health, Safety and Wellbeing Consultant and Policy Advisor, Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Return to work - research findings

Presented by Presented by Phil Lovelock, Senior Health, Safety and Wellbeing Consultant and Policy Advisor, Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Tuesday 9 August 2022, noon
CSG Zoom Lunchtime Presentation
Non-Members welcome to attend

OHS and Social Sustainability
As the concept of social sustainability becomes more important, businesses and organisations are treating people more as an asset to be valued and looked after.
How can OHS practitioners support their businesses in building and maintaining social sustainability? Phil Lovelock has some answers when he presents a model for doing this in a CSG lunchtime Zoom talk on 9th August.
He will outline a 5-point action plan with elements that reflect the growth and maturity of OHS as a profession. It will cover people, workplace environment, systems, the organisation and external stakeholders.
It is a new, broader approach to the OHS role that will be useful for anyone facing this challenge.


About the Speaker:

Phil Lovelock currently provides OHS and Workers’ Compensation training and consulting for Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) members and clients. He also represents VCCI on various WorkSafe Victoria Stakeholder Reference Groups and on other key industry forums and committees.
Before joining VCCI in 2008, Phil spent many years as an occupational health and safety professional across a broad range of industries. He was Manager, Health, Safety & Environment for CSL Behring Ltd with responsibility for three Victorian and four Interstate sites. Prior to that, he spent a number of years providing training and consulting services to commercial and government organisations in the Northern Territory. Phil is a past President of the Australian Institute of Health & Safety (AIHS) and of the International Network of Safety and Health Professional Organisations (INSHPO).
He holds both a Bachelors degree in Occupational Health & Environment and a Masters degree in Occupational Hygiene from the University of Western Sydney, along with several graduate diplomas.

Date: Tuesday 9 August 2022
Time: 12:00pm to 1:00pm
How: Online via Zoom.
N.B. A video recording of the session will be available on the website exclusively for financial members.
Cost: Financial members* free. Others $15
[Individual membership fee: $75. In 2022 this includes a free 12-month subscription to Kevin Jones' SafetyatWorkBlog valued at $250]
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   RSVP: COB Monday 8 August 2022.
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The Zoom event link will be emailed upon confirmation of payment.

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