- Safe and healthy workplaces are said to benefit from increased productivity. WorkSafe Tasmania has many tools and resources for health, safety and wellbeing, including:
- Online resources such as the Simple Guide to Workplace Health and Wellbeing;
- A free, face-to-face Health, Safety and Wellbeing Advisory Service (you can request a free visit);
- Better Work Tasmania networking events;
- WorkSafe Month activities and key partnerships; and
- priority industry forums, communications, campaigns
Healthy Tasmanian Workplaces focuses on a holistic approach to both physical and psychosocial lifestyle habits, and builds on existing resources, tools and partnerships. The resources are available at www.healthytasmania.tas.gov.au
Tasmanian workers whose industrial relations are governed by the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (FW Act) are entitled to accrue various leave entitlements while receiving weekly payments under the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988.
The clarification follows a recent decision of the Full Federal Court in Anglican Care v NSW Midwives Association (2015) which determined that the FW Act does not prevent an injured employee in NSW from accruing annual leave entitlements while receiving worker’s compensation. This decision was contrary to the previously widely accepted position in NSW.
Tasmanian workers who are not governed by the FW Act are entitled to accrue leave during any medically approved absence from the workplace, including an absence from the workplace during a compensation period.
This is the view taken by the Tasmanian regulator, although the Tasmanian courts have not considered the matter yet in light of the NSW decision.