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Comcare Works to Reduce Workplace Injuries

July 14, 2014

A well-known researcher and medical administrator, Paul Barach, MD, devotes his time to improving health care and preventing workplace injuries. Currently a guest professor at the University of Oslo in Norway, Paul Barach, MD, MPH, has also served as a senior advisor to the CEO of Comcare in Canberra, Australia.

Comcare is an agency of the Australian government responsible for providing safety, rehabilitation, and compensation services to workers and for managing the workers’ compensation insurance program. The goal of Comcare is to identify strategies to reduce the number of workplace injuries in the country. Decreasing such injuries not only saves people from harm, but lessens the financial costs associated with these accidents and incidents. To reach its goals, Comcare focuses on implementing the Australian government’s federal workplace safety policies.

Part of Comcare’s work focuses on educating managers on how to maintain a robust health and safety culture at their workplace. To achieve a strong safety culture, those in leadership positions must put a clear emphasis on safety and should listen and respond to employee ideas about improving workplace safety. Learn more about Comcare’s work at www.comcare.gov.au.

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