October is Safe Work Australia Month, which raises awareness of the importance of health and safety in the workplace. Workplace injuries happen all the time. The most susceptible employees who experience workplace injuries are those working in more dangerous areas such as construction sites, transport, machinery and factories. In 2010–11, there were 132 570 workers’ compensation claims for serious work-related injuries or illnesses in Australia. This equates to an incidence rate of 13.1 serious claims per 1000 employees which is on the rise due to the growth in the Australian population.
At Qscan, we understand the difficulties associated with workplace injuries and the frustration often experienced in gaining appointments for multiple tests and procedures. Qscan Radiology Clinics are leaders in the provision of world class Diagnostic Imaging and Interventional services and have dedicated appointments available for Workcover patients and a team of professional staff able to can make the process for the patient as stress-free as possible. Our Specialist Doctors provide a comprehensive report to your referring Doctor, following the examination.
To promote workplace health and safety, a number of events and activities are being held across Australia throughout October. As part of this Safe Work Australia national campaign to raise awareness of the importance of maintaining high levels of care in the workplace, there are a number of ways you can get involved, including promoting the importance of workplace health and safety in your workplace. You can also download the Safe Work Australia Month app from the Apple app store or Google Play .
So, whether you’re a patient or know someone important to you who requires X-rays, a CT scan, an MRI scan or image guided injections for a painful injury you can be assured of the highest quality treatment in a timely manner on every occasion at Qscan.