Work Cover

WorkCover authorises over 300 medical practitioners located around the state who are known as WorkCover Authorised Medical Practitioners (AMPs) and Dr S Thava Seelan is one of these.

The AMPs are used by employers and/or employees who require either medical surveillance or contact with a GP who has a knowledge of OHS issues.

AMPs have a proven capability in occupational medicine by either being fellows of the Australasian Faculty of Occupational & Environmental Medicine (AFOEM) or have passed a course and examination approved by WorkCover and run through the University of NSW.

WorkCover will advise on, either directly or through the AMPs or on the following topics:

  • occupational cancer and carcinogens
  • reproductive effects of chemicals
  • lead
  • spray painting
  • electro-plating
  • pesticides
  • solvents and toxic metals
  • hazardous dusts
  • occupational asthma
  • occupational dermatitis
  • zoonotic diseases – Q-fever, leptospirosis, psittacosis, anthrax, tetanus, brucellosis, toxoplasmosis, hydatid disease, etc.
  • infectious diseases – pandemics, influenza, CJD, MRSA, needlestick injuries, etc.
  • occupational health surveillance
  • hazardous substances and
  • biological monitoring.

Call 13 10 50 for more information.

Please note that WorkCover is not the same as general Worker’s Compensation. All of our doctors can help you with Worker’s Compensation.