How to be a HSR, guides to common practices.

Reps in workplaces often find they're the ones actually 'doing' things - like doing workplace inspections, surveying members of their Designated Work Groups and so on.  This section provides advice to reps on 'How to..." do certain things, such as assisting a DWG member with a workers' comp issue, measuring OHS performance in ways other than 'Lost time injuries', or developing a survey.

Conduct a workplace inspection
One of the very important powers of elected health and safety representatives is to inspect the workplace (where members of the DWG work) - and...
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Measure health and safety performance
Page Overview Introduction to measuring health and safety performance Alternatives to outcome indicators Guidance on the development and implementation of positive performance indicators More Items...
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Develop a survey for your workplace.
Have you ever thought of conducting a survey of your membership to better understand the causes of identified problems and the effects on union members...
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A death at the workplace
The death of a work colleague from an accident or disease is a tragedy. One of the most important things a union can do is...
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Health at Work
Health at Work - What is it? There are many workplaces now considering introducing Health and Work programs or Health Promotion programs which seek to...
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Help a member with Workers' Compensation
The general advice provided below has been written to be useful to delegates/health and safety reps around Australia. You will need to contact your Union...
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Help a worker with a critical illness
Workers with cancer or other critical illnesses As an OHS rep or delegate, you may represent a worker who has been diagnosed with a critical...
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Fifteen things every unionist should know about OHS
This advice is reproduced from the AMWU's OHS Manual, and we think it's excellent advice. The twin goals of a union Health & Safety Program...
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