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Video of CEO ReturnToWorkSA, Michael Francis
Thank you to all Coordinators

Michael Francis, CEO of ReturnToWorkSA, has a message to all Return to Work Coordinators. Watch now.

Summer workshops now open

Our summer program will continue to offer predominantly online learning, however 2021 will see us resume face-to-face delivery, starting with ‘building your workplace wellbeing program’!

We have also re-scheduled our Murray Bridge workshop, which was postponed in March due to COVID-19. Details regarding this workshop will be provided to previously registered participants in early Feb 2021.

See the full 2020-21 Skill Building Workshop calendar here.

What's on? December to March workshops

Registrations are now open for our December to March (Summer) program.

Mentally healthy workplaces

The fundamentals - delivered quarterly

Work injuries in South Australia. The top industry by claims received is manufacturing.
How has your industry performed in 2020? See our FY20 statistics

Did you know ReturnToWorkSA publishes work injury stats every financial year?

As a Return to Work Coordinator, this can be a valuable resource to help you better understand the risks associated with your particular industry. You can see the highest contributors to work injury in South Australia, including causes and occupation.

We’ve pulled some key data, but to review the report in full visit our website.

See the full report.

Healthy Workplaces SA - Supporting SA workplaces to thrive
Kick-start your 2021 wellbeing program using the new Healthy Workplaces website

2020 has certainly brought its challenges. The summer bushfires and COVID-19 pandemic have had a profound impact on communities, individuals and workplaces. In order to keep business thriving, workplaces had to adapt to a new way of doing things. Supporting the mental health and wellbeing of staff has become front of mind for many workplaces.

Within your organisation, you may have already introduced new wellbeing initiatives such as additional ‘check-ins’ with staff, promotion of internal and community support services, or made flexible working arrangements a more permanent fixture. We also appreciate that many organisations are still figuring this all out.

Whether you are at the start of implementing a program or keen to improve your existing one, there is no better time as the New Year approaches, and no better resource, than the new Healthy Workplaces SA website to help you with your 2021 wellbeing planning. 

The Healthy Workplaces Website, developed in Collaborative Partnership, provides a central source of information, tools and resources to help South Australian businesses create healthy, safe and thriving workplaces.

How to plan for 2021 using the website:

  • Start by gaining a greater understanding of what a healthy workplace looks like, why a healthy workplace is important and how you can create a healthy workplace. A healthy workplace is one where workers and managers collaborate to continually improve the health, safety and wellbeing of all workers and by doing this, sustain the productivity of the business (World Health Organisation, 2009).
  • Use the four step process to create a healthy workplace program:
  • Step 1: Getting Started
  • Step 2: Needs Assessment
  • Step 3: Taking Action
  • Step 4: Monitor and Review
  • Check out the tools and resources section that includes a range of audit tools, guides, templates and training events available to help to create a healthy workplace. 
  • Tap into the Healthy Workplaces newsletter to keep up to date with new research, resources, training and events.
  • Promote healthy workplaces within your organisation and seek the input of staff using this poster.
  • Tell us how you went: As the website is continuing to evolve, providing feedback around the website’s usefulness by ‘telling us what you need’ helps us further develop relevant information and resources for SA workplaces.

Check out Healthy Workplaces SA and help your workplace thrive in 2021!

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