WorkSafe's responsibilities

Broadly, WorkSafe's responsibilities are to:

  • help avoid workplace injuries occurring
  • enforce Victoria's occupational health and safety laws
  • provide reasonably priced workplace injury insurance for employers
  • help injured workers back into the workforce
  • manage the workers' compensation scheme by ensuring the prompt delivery of appropriate services and adopting prudent financial practices.

These responsibilities are outlined in Acts of Parliament including:

  • health, safety and welfare in the workplace under the Occupational Health & Safety Act 2004
  • workers' compensation and the rehabilitation of injured workers under the Accident Compensation Act 1985 and the Workplace Injury Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2013
  • employer insurance and premium under the Workplace Injury Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2013
  • explosives and other dangerous goods under the Dangerous Goods Act 1995
  • high-risk equipment used in public places and on private premises under the Equipment (Public Safety) Act 1994.

Learn more about the OHS Act and WIRC Act.

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