National Return to Work Strategy 2020-2030

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Workers are at the heart of Safe Work Australia’s new 10 year vision to minimise the impact of work-related injury and illness and enable workers to have a timely, safe and durable return to work.

More than half a million Australians sustain a work-related injury or illness each year. The impact of this is felt in their daily lives, their families and their communities.

Safe Work Australia have launched their National Return to Work Strategy 2020-2030, which sets an ambitious agenda to minimise the impact of work-related injury and illness, and optimise workers’ recovery and capacity to work.

Supporting workers through their recovery and return to work is a priority for all jurisdictions and stakeholders involved in the process. The Strategy paves the way for national collaboration to improve return to work outcomes over the next decade.

The Strategy was developed in partnership with governments, business, industry and unions, and endorsed by work health and safety ministers. Consultation was also undertaken with academics, peak bodies, organisations and representatives from the insurance, legal and health sectors to help identify national policy issues and action areas to address them.

The Strategy is designed to be sufficiently broad so those involved in the return to work process can determine how they can best contribute to implementing the Strategy. It is aimed at people who can influence work and workplaces, including:

  • policy makers;
  • workers’ compensation authorities;
  • employer, industry and union groups;
  • insurers and claims management organisations;
  • treating health practitioners;
  • workplace rehabilitation providers; and
  • other worker advocates

This printable snapshot poster provides an ‘at a glance’ overview of the Strategy.

For more information or to download a copy of the strategy, visit the Safe Work Australia website for more information.

Source: Safe Work Australia, 30 September 2019[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]