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Employers Mutual major NSW PICA partner

Tuesday, 27 March 2012
By Print21

NSW Specialist workers’ compensation services provider, Employers Mutual, have signed on as the naming rights partner for this year’s NSW Printing Industries Craftsmanship Awards (PICA).

Printing Industries CEO Bill Healey (pictured), said he welcomed the second year commitment from Australia’s leading workers compensation claims manager.

“I think this is great news from Employers Mutual who continue to demonstrate an outstanding commitment to our association and to our industry,” he said.

“In addition to supporting the NSW PICA they funded the very successful Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention and Management Project launched nationally last late year. This program has delivered a vitally important resource for our industry through training programs, website resources and reference manual.

“Employers Mutual have almost 100 years experience as a workers’ compensation specialist and in partnership with employers, have consistently achieved the best claims outcome of any workers compensation provider.”

Healey said that in the workers compensation area they have focussed on achieving better outcomes for injured workers and reducing the cost of workers compensation for employers.

“On top of this they have continued to be actively involved in our PICA awards at both a financial level and as a judge for our Occupational Health and Safety Business Award category. It’s an outstanding relationship and that benefits all members,” he said.

According to Healey, the Queensland PICAs have made a huge shift in tradition by moving to 1 September 2012 after being staged in late November for many years. Call for Entries information would be available within weeks for all state PICAs .

“The Call for Entries will be announced in April, so all printing companies should be setting aside their best work now for inclusion in the 2012 events. The end of the year is always crowded with invitations, events and functions so our Queensland PICA committee thought a change from our usual November slot would be a welcome change for the Industry,” he said.

The 2012 PICA season begins with the Western Australian PICA on Saturday 25 August at the Burswood Casino.

This is followed by Queensland 1 September at the Brisbane Hilton Hotel; Tasmania Saturday 13 October (Wrest Point Casino); South Australian/Northern Territory Friday 19 October (Adelaide Entertainment Centre); NSW Friday 2 November (Sydney Convention Centre); Victoria Friday 9 November (Sofitel on Collins) and the ACT PAGE Awards Friday 23 November (Hotel Realm).

The National Print Awards will be held on Friday 20 April at the Crown Palladium, Southbank, Melbourne.

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