Work Health and Safety and Workers Compensation
- The Occupational Health and Safety Act 2000 (NSW) establishes the rights and responsibilities of employers and employees in regard to safety in the workplace. Businesses with more than 20 employees must have an OH&S committee to address any work-related safety concerns that employees may have.
- The Workers Compensation Act 1987 and the Workers Compensation and Workplace Injury Management Act 1998 governs the process of employees gaining financial compensation for injuries sustained at work and their subsequent return to work. The aim of this is to maintain the income of the injured employee, and ensure that, once rehabilitated, the employee is able to return to work in some capacity.
- The Work Health & Safety Act 2011 (Cth) covers WHS within the Commonwealth jurisdiction.
Extract from Business Studies Stage 6 Syllabus. © 2010 Board of Studies NSW.