An effective and efficient safety, rehabilitation and return to work culture within an organisation sends a very clear message to all staff that they are respected, valued, and important to the success of that organisation. Developing a strong safety and injury management culture within an organisation relies on commitment and leadership from senior management. Government organisations have the potential to champion change beyond their own organisations
by leading by example. In leading by example, governments can demonstrate the advantages of excellent OHS and injury management performance. They can also encourage performance improvement in industries with which they deal, either as employers or clients. A model of best practice has been developed to assist government organisations in better practice OHS and injury management, This model is based on the government leading by example.