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Northern Territory Treasury annual report 2005-2006



Northern Territory Treasury annual report 2005-2006


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67Managing the Organisation: Treasury People Occupational Health and Safety The Northern Territory Treasury Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) Committee was established during the year to examine OH&S issues that may affect Treasury employees. The committee comprises staff ranging from AO3 to senior management levels and regularly reports to Treasurys Senior Management Group. The focus of the committee is on safe workplaces and systems of work; developing, implementing and monitoring OH&S measures; advocating acceptable and responsible practices by employees and others; and promoting the health and safety ethos. Achievements during the year include: finalising Treasurys OH&S policy and a range of communication materials including OH&S notice boards and intranet page; selecting and training fire wardens and first aid officers and reviewing associated procedures; completion of workplace inspections, which identified no serious OH&S matters. Inspections will occur every three years; development of a program to address identified OH&S issues across Treasury; training in hazard identification, assessment and control; and 16 staff members completing risk assessment training, who are now able to use their expertise to conduct formal workstation assessments and provide advice on workspace set up for new staff and staff moving between work areas. Workers Compensation The number of workers compensation claims remained relatively stable during the reporting period, however in comparison with 2004-05, costs increased significantly as a result of a lump sum payment to one employee. The types of injuries for workers compensation claims lodged for 2005-06 were: repetitive movement caused by use of computers and keyboard; falls on the same level caused by internal traffic/ground areas; and exposure to mental stress aggravation of depression and anxiety. Table 21 provides a comparison of 2004-05 with 2005-06 workers compensation data. Table 21: Workers Compensation Claims 2004-05 2005-06 Expenditure $70 758 $189 300 Claims as at 1 July 4 2 New claims 0 1 Number of resolved claims 2 1 Open claims current as at 30 June 2 2 Number of staff receiving ongoing workers compensation payments 1 0

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