A return to work coordinator is an employee nominated by an employer (or a contractor engaged for the role) whose principal purpose is to assist injured workers to return to work in a safe and durable manner.
Who needs a RTWC?
Under workers compensation law:
- Category 1 employers (ie employers whose basic tariff premium exceeds $50 000)
- Employers who are insured by a specialised insurer and employ more than 20 workers
The return to work coordinator must hold a:
- certificate certifying attendance at the WorkCover two-day course Introduction to return to work coordination or
- certificate certifying attendance at a two-day WorkCover training course for rehabilitation coordinators conducted prior to February 1995 or
- letter from Provider Services Branch agreeing to exempt the return to work coordinator from participating in above training
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Disclaimer – these articles are provided to supply general safety information to people responsible for OHS in their organisation. They are general in nature and do not substitute for legal and/or professional advice. We always suggest that organisations obtain information specific to their needs. Additional information can be found at www.workcover.nsw.au
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