Health and safety

OHS2

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.




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...





Workers comp backdown – still more to be done!

The State Government’s backdown on unfair changes to workers’ compensation does not go far enough and should be expanded to include all medical costs as well as restoring full cover for injuries suffered on the way to and from work, according to ...



Unions NSW Workers compensation survey report 2014

In May and June 2014 Unions NSW surveyed over 2000 people who had been injured at work or while travelling to or from work. Read or download the survey results....





Fair Go for Workers Compensation Day

A fair go was stripped from NSW workers on 19 June 2012 when the NSW Liberal Government cut back the Workers Compensation system. Unions NSW is declaring 19 June 2014 ‘Fair Go for Workers Compensation Day’. On this day, invite your neighbours ove...