OH&S

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OH&S

Accidents can occur anywhere, including in the workplace. Some workplaces have more hazards than others, and occupational health and safety is often a major concern for migrant women workers in our network.Employers must provide a safe place and method of work – this means that employers must take all reasonable steps to reduce the chance of accidents or illness in the workplace. Workers also have to take all reasonable steps to reduce the chance of causing accidents or illness in the workplace, and so workers must wear protective clothing where it is provided, follow safety procedures, and report any situation or practice that is unsafe. Employers and workers can be prosecuted if they don’t take reasonable steps to reduce the chance of accidents or illness at work.Workers can refuse to work on unsafe equipment or do a job that is unsafe. If they refuse to work they can call their union or Workcover NSW to inspect.

A common occupational health and safety issue is bulling and harassment in the workplace, which is legislated under OH&S laws. Bullying behaviour can range from very obvious verbal or physical assault to very subtle psychological abuse. This behaviour may include:

  • physical or verbal abuse
  • yelling, screaming or offensive language
  • excluding or isolating employees
  • psychological harassment
  • intimidation
  • giving employees impossible jobs

Where a worker is injured at work they are entitled to workers compensation. This can include if you are injured on your way to work or home from work.

OH&S

Accidents can occur anywhere, including in the workplace. Some workplaces have more hazards than others, and occupational health and safety is often a major concern for migrant women workers in our network.Employers must provide a safe place and method of work – this means that employers must take all reasonable steps to reduce the chance of accidents or illness in the workplace. Workers also have to take all reasonable steps to reduce the chance of causing accidents or illness in the workplace, and so workers must wear protective clothing where it is provided, follow safety procedures, and report any situation or practice that is unsafe. Employers and workers can be prosecuted if they don’t take reasonable steps to reduce the chance of accidents or illness at work.Workers can refuse to work on unsafe equipment or do a job that is unsafe. If they refuse to work they can call their union or Workcover NSW to inspect.

A common occupational health and safety issue is bulling and harassment in the workplace, which is legislated under OH&S laws. Bullying behaviour can range from very obvious verbal or physical assault to very subtle psychological abuse. This behaviour may include:

  • physical or verbal abuse
  • yelling, screaming or offensive language
  • excluding or isolating employees
  • psychological harassment
  • intimidation
  • giving employees impossible jobs

Where a worker is injured at work they are entitled to workers compensation. This can include if you are injured on your way to work or home from work.

OH&S

Accidents can occur anywhere, including in the workplace. Some workplaces have more hazards than others, and occupational health and safety is often a major concern for migrant women workers in our network.Employers must provide a safe place and method of work – this means that employers must take all reasonable steps to reduce the chance of accidents or illness in the workplace. Workers also have to take all reasonable steps to reduce the chance of causing accidents or illness in the workplace, and so workers must wear protective clothing where it is provided, follow safety procedures, and report any situation or practice that is unsafe. Employers and workers can be prosecuted if they don’t take reasonable steps to reduce the chance of accidents or illness at work.Workers can refuse to work on unsafe equipment or do a job that is unsafe. If they refuse to work they can call their union or Workcover NSW to inspect.

A common occupational health and safety issue is bulling and harassment in the workplace, which is legislated under OH&S laws. Bullying behaviour can range from very obvious verbal or physical assault to very subtle psychological abuse. This behaviour may include:

  • physical or verbal abuse
  • yelling, screaming or offensive language
  • excluding or isolating employees
  • psychological harassment
  • intimidation
  • giving employees impossible jobs

Where a worker is injured at work they are entitled to workers compensation. This can include if you are injured on your way to work or home from work.