icare partners with Paralympians to raise awareness of workplace safety
Insurance provider icare is targeting its new look Speakers Program to the construction industry to drive down workplace injuries and help support a culture of workplace safety
Through the program, run in partnership with the Australian Paralympic Committee, current and former Paralympians who have been affected by workplace injuries visit workplaces across the state to share their stories.
“There is no better investment than giving your staff the training and tools they need to operate a safer work environment every day. This program empowers employers to change the safety culture of their workplace by helping their employees understand the ‘why?’ around injury prevention,” icare general manager, loss prevention and pricing, workers Insurance Jason McLaughlin said.
“Our Paralympians are role models of human endeavour and people leading successful lives after being impacted by a severe injury. By sharing their experience, businesses can learn not only about the impacts of a workplace injury but how people can successfully recover if they are injured.
“By putting injury-prevention first NSW employers will reduce loss of productivity, improve their return to work outcomes, and ultimately lower their workers’ insurance claims and premium.”
Those interested in more information on icare’s NSW Paralympian Speakers Program can visit: www.icare.nsw.gov.au/icare-speakers-program