Members have told us time and time again that the current systems in place are failing and needs to be improved. Vital changes to transparency about reporting and support from management are needed immediately. Nurses and midwives deserve better and action must be taken because no one should be unsafe at work.
With increased rates of infection among health workers during COVID-19, it’s important to know how to protect yourself from exposure and learn what you can do to make your workplace safe.
This Safe Work month Webinar will look at the research around how the virus transmits, what this means for workers and how you can best protect yourself.
Professor Raina MacIntyre is Head of the Biosecurity Program at the Kirby Institute, UNSW. She leads a research program in control and prevention of infectious diseases, spanning pandemics and emerging infections, epidemiology, vaccinology, biosecurity, risk analysis, personal protective equipment, mathematical modelling, public health and clinical trials.
Dr Michelle Ananda-Rajah is an infectious diseases and general physician at The Alfred Hospital. She is an MRFF TRIP Fellow with research interests in artificial intelligence and health services research.
The NSWNMA has produced a number of resources that will assist members in promoting and maintaining a safe environment at work.
Respect nurses & midwives poster
How To Fill Out An IIMS+: Violence Issues
How To Fill Out An IIMS+: Staffing Issues
How To Fill Out An IIMS: Violence
How To Fill Out An IIMS: Staffing
Aged care incident reporting
Become a Health and Safety Rep Guide
Resolving a WHS issue Worksheet
Workplace Bullying: A guide to assist NSWNMA Members
Workplace Bullying Poster
How to write a WHS incident report
Health Care and Social Assistance Work Health and Safety Sector Plan 2019
NSWNMA violence app
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