Workplace rehabilitation is the process of providing guidance and support to an injured worker to enable safe and timely return to work after an injury or illness.
The rehabilitation process is about finding the best ways for the worker to remain at work and engaged with the workplace while keeping their valuable work skills. Rehabilitation aims to return the worker to the job they had before their injury. If the worker is unable to return to their pre-injury job soon after their injury, a Suitable Duties Program is developed to enable the worker to return to work safely over a period of time.
Workplace rehabilitation may involve:
Workplace rehabilitation is beneficial to both the injured worker and the employer.
For workers, rehabilitation means:
For employers, rehabilitation means:
Please do not hesitate to contact the Health, Safety and Environment Unit for further information or assistance:
Injury Prevention and Management Advisor
Phone (07) 4781 6182