See this article from the Canberra Times about proposed changes to Comcare, the compensation scheme for Commonwealth employees (Australian Tax Office, Centrelink etc) http://www.injuredworkerssupport.org.au/public-servants-and-others-stripped-of-compo-rights-in-comcare-crackdown/
See Dr Sharman’s blog post about the doctor’s role to ensure a worker makes an informed decision about making a claim. ‘Tough Love’ – Do doctor’s have a role in keeping people out of the WC system?
Here is a link to an interesting article that overviews this subject: sourceable.net/sit-vs-stand-is-a-sedentary-workplace-killing-us-part-1
Here is a link to a 2013 report about accepted claims for work-related stress – the most expensive type of workers compensation claim. Factors identified include ‘work pressure’ amongst professionals (including teachers), police officers and clerks, ‘exposure to workplace or occupational violence’ amongst younger workers. ‘Work-related harassment &/or bullying’ claims were more common amongst female […]
With Dr Crowell joining the practice in February, we are now able to offer a wider range of services to employers. This includes comprehensive Pre-employment Medicals, in addition to Workplace Assessments and Fitness for Work Assessments. See the employer information for more details
Dr Sharman’s Career Dr Sharman has had a varied career in occupational medicine over the last 30 years. He has recently provided some details of that career and the attraction of the speciality of occupational medicine in a recent article on his blog. Have a read: Occupational Medicine – “Why do I do it”
Dr. Troy Crowell will be joining Hobart Occupational Medicine in February, 2015. In 2007 Troy commenced his medical degree at the University of Tasmania, graduating in 2011. He has worked at the Royal Hobart Hospital and as a radiology registrar before embarking on a career in occupational medicine. Dr Crowell provides treatment and care for […]
Dr Sharman is passionate about improving the workers’ compensation system. He is active as a Fellow of the Faculty of Occupational & Environmental Medicine (AFOEM). He is a member of the AMA, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD), as well as being a member of the Tasmanian Association of Vocational Rehabilitation […]
We are pleased to now have our own website to provide information about our practice and the services we have to offer. We still have a way to go to get all necessary information onto the site. There might be a few teething problems, so bear with us!