Maintaining a safe workplace is everyone’s responsibility. This section offers information and tools to help you manage risks and protect health, safety and wellbeing.
Everything you need to know about worker’s compensation insurance, whether you’re an employer needing to insure your workers or a worker who’s been injured at work.
Your rehabilitation and return to work journey will be easier if you know your options, the steps to take, and who’s responsible for what.
Information about work health and safety and electrical licensing, registration and training.
Learn about the Acts, Regulations and codes of practice we are responsible for and find information on workplace inspections and prosecutions.
Find health and safety information and guidance about your industry and the kind of work you do.
A listing of useful resources available on the website. Use the in-page search or filters to find what you need.
Read the February 2022 edition of Rehabilitation and Return to Work e-bulletin.
Understanding and overcoming barriers which can prevent injured workers from being at work plays an important role in the success of return to work plans. Research shows injured workers who are off work for 20 days have a 70% chance of returning to work and those who are off work for 70 days have a 35% chance of returning to work.
Working through and overcoming these barriers can help injured workers who are anxious about returning to work feel safe, comfortable and confident—and much more likely to succeed in getting back.
Nominate someone in the 2022 Safe Work and Return to Work Awards.
There are four categories dedicated to rehabilitation and return to work – check them out! Entries close on Friday 17 June 2022
Part of co-ordinating return to work is taking time to understand the factors which influence an injured worker’s individual circumstances. Influences such as their family, friends, financial considerations, workplace issues and preconceived medical ideas about their injury, play a part in how an injured worker should be supported, rather than treated as another statistic.
Heart of Australia is the first mobile specialist medical service bridging the distance for rural and remote-area Australians. Since starting in 2014 the program focuses on those in hard-to-reach regional areas whose lives are threatened by limited access to medical tests and treatments.
Heart 5 is the latest addition to the family of Heart Trucks. The new 34-wheeler truck which launched last month comprises of an X-ray and CT machine, making it a world first mobile health unit. This truck has been specifically designed to help with the early detection of mine dust lung diseases, such as black lung and silicosis, in regional workers.