SAFETY STARTS WITH YOU

Whether you’re working in a café or on a construction site, you have a right to work in a safe workplace and a responsibility to help ensure it remains safe.

THERE WERE

60 WORKER FATALITIES

IN NSW IN 2015

SIMPLE SAFETY

If you’re serious about safety, it should be part of every job you do. Read some practical advice to make it easy to manage safety in your workplace. You can find tips on a number of issues, including:

  • electrical work
  • falls
  • hazardous chemicals
  • manual tasks
  • machinery and equipment

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ONE IN FIVE

serious workers compensation claims involve an injury to the back.

SAFETY STARTS
WITH YOU TODAY!

The new ‘Safe’ app allows anyone, from an employer to a worker, to identify risks in the workplace and make sure they’re fixed. Use the app to:

  • Create a safety team
  • Raise a safety issue
  • Discuss the problem
  • Attach a photo
  • Resolve the issue

Video safety alerts

From working with hot oil to working with horses, from handling glass sheets to unpacking shipping containers, these videos show you the essential do’s and don’ts.

Make your safety promise today

To have a safe workplace, NSW businesses need to embed health and safety into the workplace, and treat it like it’s second nature. Every job that you do should be designed to be safe.

Make a start in improving health and safety in your workplace by following 3 easy steps.

  • 1

    Talk to your workers about what a safer workplace might look like.

  • 2

    Make your safety promise

  • 3

    Turn your words into actions

At risk workers

Some workers are at greater risk of injury and illness than others, notably young workers, new workers, apprentices, trainees, contractors, workers with low literacy skills or disabilities, workers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and new and expectant mothers.

DO YOU KNOW THE SIGNS OF POOR MENTAL HEALTH?

Feeling anxious or depressed? Having trouble sleeping? One in five workers are likely to be experiencing a mental health condition, so don’t ignore the signs of poor mental health. Talk about it with your workmates or call Lifeline on 13 11 14.