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Injury management programs (IMPs)

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

How to develop and manage an employer injury management policy

Seeking approval of an injury management program

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

Guidelines for Licensed/Self Insurers for developing an Injury Management Program Version 3, 2019 (PDF, 321.5 KB)

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.

Tas State Service Guidelines for developing an Injury Management Program Version 2, 2020 (PDF, 188.4 KB)

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.

Tasmanian State Service Agencies Guidelines for developing an Injury Management Program Version 1, September 2014 (PDF, 582.8 KB)

In 2014 WorkSafe Tasmania consulted with Tasmanian State Service Agencies to review the 'Injury Management Program - Guidelines for Developing'. Following this consultation, the WorkCover Tasmania Board approved the revised version of the Injury Management Guidelines specifically for TSS Agencies, ' Tasmanian State Service Agencies Guidelines for Developing Injury Management Programs; Version 1 - September 2014'.

Updated: 10th December 2019