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Your role

Everyone in the workplace has duties and responsibilities in relation to health, safety and rehabilitation at work.

Find out the role you play and your responsibilities under work health and safety, and workers' compensation laws. See Coronavirus (COVID-19) for specific information about responsibilities during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Workers play an important role in helping keep the workplace safe and setting the workplace health and safety standards.

Middle managers are responsible for leading, guiding and supporting workers to understand and meet work health and safety policies and procedures.

Senior management has a duty to be proactive and ensure their organisation complies with its duties and obligations.

A ‘person conducting a business or undertaking’ (PCBU) has the primary duty of care under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety of workers and others at the workplace.

HSRs are elected to represent the health and safety interests of workers in their organisation.

Safety practitioners and advisers educate and support those in their workplace to understand their responsibilities under work health and safety laws.

Work health and safety entry permit holders are union officials who have the right to enter a workplace to investigate a suspected contravention of work health and safety laws.

Rehabilitation case managers coordinate and manage the rehabilitation and return to work of employees with an injury or illness on behalf of the employer.

Claims managers manage claims for a work-related injury or illness under the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988.

Information for service and training providers who work with employees and workers in the Comcare scheme.

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Date printed 31 Oct 2020