Return to work compliance codes explained

This document introduces employers and hosts to guidance on complying with occupational health and safety obligations to help injured workers back to work.


What it contains

Helping injured workers back to work as soon as possible benefits both workers and employers. Workers and their families experience reduced financial, health and emotional impacts, while employers maintain productivity and keep their WorkSafe insurance premium costs down. Employers and hosts also have specific duties and obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHS Act) 2004 and Occupational Health and Safety Regulations (OHS Regulations) 2017. This document explains:

  • employers and employee's responsibilities
  • the 4 Return to Work Compliance Codes
  • why helping injured workers return to work sooner is better for everyone

Related information

OHS Act and WIRC Act Compliance Codes