“When I found out we were finalists for the award, I was overjoyed and filled with a mix of excitement and gratitude. It was a truly a humbling experience to be recognised for our hard work and contributions, working in partnership with NSW Health and Recovre’s Daniella Luppino” said EML IFNSW’s Dylan Aserovisius upon learning that he and Jazz Mahmud were finalists in this year’s Excellence in Personal Injury and Disability Management Awards.
Dylan and Jazz (pictured) are finalists in the Excellence in Injury and Disability Management (Innovation in Injury and Disability Management) Awards.
Dylan and Jazz who have been with EML for 12 and 11 years respectively, worked with Recovre and NSW Health through a combination of creative problem-solving and deep commitment to manage and control psychosocial hazards and risks that can negatively affect mental health and well-being in the workplace.
The collaborative effort between the duo, Recovre and NSW Health aims to proactively address workplace mental health and well-being by providing a safe and constructive platform for employees to discuss and resolve psychosocial issues before they escalate into severe problems.
“I led EML’s engagement with NSW Health and Recovre to ensure we could collaborate and provide a service aimed to manage and control psychosocial hazards and risks that can negatively affect mental health and well-being in the workplace and reduce the potential for psychological injury claims being lodged through pre-claim mediation” said Dylan.
“The result being a safer and healthier workforce within NSW Health Local Health Districts that EML partner with. I am incredibility proud that 92% of referrals remained at work and not lodging a claim and 92% of referrals reaching a mutual documented agreement” he said.
The mediation process performed via Recovre, offered an innovative program that empowers individuals to address and find mutually agreeable solutions to a range of psychosocial hazards, including workplace conflict, excessive job demands, low job control, lack of support, role clarity issues, poor change management, reward and recognition challenges and perceived or real organisational injustice.
Dylan says “This innovation optimizes workplace conflict management, improving psychological health and safety and reducing psychological claims. It’s easily replicable and nationally recognised, with training available Australia-wide.”
“Due to the great success achieved in the pilot; saving our Local Health District partners more than $1.5 million in claims cost, we are pleased to announce that we have extended the Pre-Claim Mediation Service offer to our Local Health Districts until the end of 2023” said Jazz.
The Excellence in Injury and Disability Management Awards celebrate and showcase the outstanding achievements of the industry. Award winners will be announced in the coming weeks.
Visit the Excellence in Personal Injury and Disability Management Awards website 2023 website Awards page for more information on finalists across all categories. Discover the EML finalists in the 2023 Excellence in Personal Injury and Disability Management Awards in our latest news.