Managing workplace injuries
An injury management program (IMP) is an organisation's process for effectively managing workplace injuries, in order to achieve the best results for timely, safe and durable return to work for injured workers.
An IMP should encourage a shared commitment to recovery and return to work through a co-ordinated and integrated approach to injury management.
Employers and insurers must have an approved IMP in place. Injury management co-ordinators are also involved in developing and implementing IMPs.
Where to next
These sections will help employers, licensed insurers and self insurers who have or would like to develop and implement their own IMP (note: the Act prevails where inconsistencies between the guides and the Act exist).
Injury management program guides
In 2019 WorkSafe Tasmania consulted with scheme participants to review the 'Guidelines for developing an Injury Management Program'. Following this consultation, the WorkCover Tasmania Board approved version number 3, which is effective from 1 September 2019.
In 2019 WorkSafe Tasmania consulted with Tasmanian State Service Agencies to review the 'Guidelines for developing an Injury Management Program'. Following this consultation, the WorkCover Tasmania Board approved version number 2, which is effective from 1 January 2020.