Looking after injured workers during COVID‐19

A webinar with Lucas Kowalski (WorkSafe Victoria) and Scott Anderson (WorkSafe Victoria).
Date and time

Thursday 22 Oct 2020 at 9:00am to 9:45am

Location

Webinar (online event)

Event details 

A person can face many challenges on their journey to return to good health and safe work after experiencing a work‐related injury, but a pandemic is not usually one of them. Find out how COVID‐19's impact on Victorian workplaces is affecting many people's return to work and how WorkSafe is supporting injured workers through this extraordinary time.

Presenters

  • Lucas Kowalski, WorkSafe Victoria
  • Scott Anderson, WorkSafe Victoria

Lucas Kowalski - WorkSafe Victoria

Lucas Kowalski joined WorkSafe in July 2018 after 10 years with one of the Agents in various roles across Claims Management, RTW and Customer Service. Lucas delivered a number of programs of work whilst at an Agent with a focus on early, safe and sustainable RTW outcomes supported by a high level of customer service for injured workers and employers. Lucas has a particular interest in partnering with employers within the Scheme that deliver exceptional programs of work in the space of mental injury and RTW and how these can be leveraged across all employers.

Scott Anderson - Senior Return to Work Inspector, WorkSafe Victoria 

Scott has a background in Exercise Physiology and has worked in Return to Work for over 10 years including roles such as Case Management and Occupational Rehabilitation before becoming a Return to Work Inspector. Scott has recently spent time in WorkSafe’s Psychosocial Operations team who address Psychological risk factors such as Bullying and Harassment in the workplace, before returning to RTW. In his current role, Scott inspects workplaces throughout Victoria to use education and enforcement of employer’s obligations to support injured workers with their recovery and return to work.