The education industry encompasses public and private schools and colleges, the early childhood, primary, secondary and tertiary sector. 

Workers in the education sector can be exposed to a wide range of hazards which can have serious effects on their health and/or safety.

There has been plenty of research which shows that unionised and organised  workplaces have a better OHS record than un-unionised sites as these sites are far more likely to have well-trained and resourced elected OHS Reps, joint OHS Committees and support from the union.  This applies not only to traditional 'blue collar' workplaces, but workplaces in industries like education too.

WorkSafe Victoria has an industry webpage on Education where general information, publications, information on their programs, and so on, can be downloaded.

Last updated June 2015