Health and safety

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In this section you will find a range of reports and resources to help you protect yourself and your colleagues at work, including the NSWNMA’s essential 2013 guide to Work Health and Safety Essentials for Nurses and Midwives and the 2014 Nurses and Midwives Guide to Reasonable Workloads.

Also in this section is the Garling Report and news about workers compensation in NSW.




Nurses demand answers to tackle violence and boost patient safety

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) welcomed today’s first roundtable to discuss serious violent incidents and aggression occurring in public hospitals throughout the state. The NSWNMA, together with the Health Services Union (HSU),...



NSWNMA violence app

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Safety and Injured Workers Conference

Unions NSW will be holding its annual Safety and Injured Workers Conference on October 22-23, 2015. In an environment where workers’ rights to safety protection and decent support are being challenged by business and government, this conferenc...



Violence fact sheets

Work-related violence is any incident in which someone is abused, threatened or assaulted in circumstances relating to their work. It includes: throwing objects pushing, shoving, tripping, grabbing striking, kicking, scratching, biting, spitting or a...



Support for employees experiencing domestic violence

In June 2010 the NSW Government released the NSW Domestic and Family Violence Action Plan: Stop the Violence, End the Silence, which includes support initiatives that enable employees who have experienced domestic violence to enter or return to the w...



Expanded Comcare would disadvantage injured workers

Injured workers will be worse off under the Abbott Government’s plans to expand Comcare – the national OHS and worker’s compensation scheme. The Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Bill will allow employers who operate in multiple states to...



Rally against WorkCover

There will be a rally outside WorkCover head office in Gosford on Monday 23 March at 10.30am. From the Injured Workers Support Network: Why are we rallying against WorkCover? WorkCover is the head insurer who allows our members and the injured worker...



WorkCover guidelines February 2015

Changes to WorkCover guidelines for claiming workers compensation – download here: 2015 – FEB 11- WORKCOVER GUIDELINES FOR CLAIMING COMPENSATION BENEFITS...