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.






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...



Workers compensation survey

For the past two years, workers and their unions have placed pressure on the NSW Liberal Government to reverse the cruel cuts they made to workers compensation in 2012. It looks like the Government is starting to listen. On 28 April they announced ...



International Day of Mourning

You are invited to attend the International Day of Mourning Service to honour those who have lost their lives at work. The service will take place on Monday, 28 April 2014, 11.45am for 12noon, Reflection Park*, Little Pier Street, Darling Harbour (*b...



Pilot alcohol project to empower NSW communities

A new project launched yesterday will offer NSW residents much needed support to address alcohol-related harms in their communities. A one-year pilot, the Alcohol Community Action Project (ACAP), will also provide the NSW Government with a model for...



WorkCover inquiry closes today!

Unions are making submissions to the Parliamentary Inquiry into the functions of WorkCover. Nurses and midwives are encouraged to make a brief submission to the Inquiry by telling a quick story about their experiences with Work Health and Safety, Wo...



Workers compensation medical expenses

On 16 December the NSW Government put out a new Regulation regarding workers compensation medical expenses. Before the Regulation, all injured workers who were not receiving weekly payments on 1 January 2013 would be cut off medical payments from 1 J...