Supporting Tasmanian workers to be safe and well, everyday.
The WorkCover Tasmania Board (The Board) works with workers, employers, medical practitioners, licenced insurers, self-insurers and others to ensure a fair and equitable workers compensation scheme, good return to work outcomes and safer workplaces for all Tasmanian workers.
To achieve this, the Board:
- oversees Tasmania’s workers compensation scheme and monitors the performance of scheme participants
- promotes prompt and effective injury management
- promotes safe and healthy workplaces by providing health and safety guidance.
Relationship with WorkSafe Tasmania
The Board has a strong relationship with the Department of Justice, with the Secretary of the Department fulfilling the role of Chair of the Board.
The Board monitors and reviews the performance of functions, and exercise of powers, of the Work Health and Safety Regulator. WorkSafe Tasmania supports the Board’s functions in overseeing the Tasmanian workers compensation scheme and ensuring effective injury management. WorkSafe Tasmania informs the Board of emerging national work health and safety issues, and developments in work health and safety matters in other jurisdictions.
Initiatives of the WorkCover Tasmania Board
WorkCover Tasmania Board initiatives aim to reduce the incidence of work-related injury and illness in Tasmania and facilitate the earlier return to work of injured workers. Some recent initiatives of the Boards include: