Publications previously produced by SafeWork SA and WorkCoverSA, referencing superseded South Australian legislation, are made available online via this Library catalogue. This title may include links to web pages that have moved or no longer exist, or may refer to other documents that are no longer available.
The project aimed to explore the following issues:
- people’s experiences of workplace injury and rehabilitation
- whether the issues are the same for men and women
- what helps and hinders people during rehabilitation and return to work - both in the workplace and in the workers
- rehabilitation and compensation system
- whether available statistics and research adequately consider gender and broader psychosocial issues
- strategies that represent best practice for assisting workers’ rehabilitation and return to work.
The views of a range of groups were canvassed, including: employers, managers, OHS/Rehabilitation coordinators, unions, health and safety representatives and trainers, claims agents and case managers, rehabilitation consultants and providers, as well as workers who have, or have had, a lost time injury. The project’s methodology had both qualitative and quantitative components, but its priority was to give a voice to injured workers, a perspective that has been recognised internationally as under-researched. Data was collected through surveys, interviews and group discussions and was informed by a literature review of relevant Australian and international research.