This paper will outline the experience of a cost effective Rehabilitation Policy for Offshore based workers. The Policy focuses on Alternative Duties and Early Intervention as key components.

This approach has enabled Woodside to reduce the average cost of Offshore claims from $26 993 in 1986 to $6043 in 1992.

Days lost have been reduced from 61.1 days per lost time claim in 1986 to 26.2 days in 1992.

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