Privacy Statement

This Privacy statement is in compliance with the Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Act 2000.  The OHS reps website is produced through the Occupational Health and Safety Unit of the Victorian Trades Hall Council.  The Victorian Trades Hall Council is the peak council for Trade Unions in Victoria.

Trades Hall acknowledges the importance of protecting the privacy of any personally identifiable information about visitors to our website.

This statement will let you know what information is collected about you when you visit the OHS Reps website, how the information is used, to whom it is disclosed and your ability to have any incorrect personal information amended.

Collection of Statistical Information

Trades Hall collects the following information for the purposes of statistics:

  • The user's server address;
  • The user's top level domain name (eg. .com, .gov etc);
  • The date & time of the visit to the site;
  • Pages accessed & documents downloaded;
  • Previous site visited; and
  • The type of browser used.

The statistics gathered will also be used for the preparation of reports to the Victorian WorkCover Authority, which has provided funding for the site.

No attempts are made to personally identify users. The only exception to this would be in the unlikely event of an investigation where a law enforcement agency may exercise a warrant to inspect the Internet Service Provider's Logs

Trades Hall does not collect cookies. Cookies are a piece of data stored on the user's computer tied to information about the user.

Collection of Personal Information

The Victorian Trades Hall Council collects personal information that is provided voluntarily by visitors to our website. We collect personal information and at times uses it for the purposes of:

  • queries for information about health and safety issues and rights in the workplace;
  • collection of email addresses for those expressing an interest in union and OHS campaigns;
  • collection of email addresses for those interested in receiving news or other information;
  • signing up to the SafetyNet Journal, Media releases or Training News; and
  • feedback forms.

Disclosure of Personal Information

Any information provided voluntarily by users of the website may be forwarded to Officials of the Victorian Trades Hall Council for the purpose of answering queries.

Where online petitions are signed as part of a health and safety campaign, this information will be forwarded to the relevant Member of Parliament (State or Federal); or other parties as indicated at the time, depending on the campaign.

We will not forward your information to any person or organization without your prior informed consent, which we will obtain by contacting you.

Submissions to "Stories from the field" or contributions to the online forums may be edited prior to being published.


Material on this website is copyrighted to the Victorian Trades Hall Council (VTHC).  For permission to use text, images, logos, diagrams and photographs, please direct enquiries to [email protected].


The content of this website is provided for information purposes only. No claim is made as to the accuracy or authenticity of content on this site at any time. The Victorian Trades Hall Council (VTHC) does not accept liability to any person for the information or advice, or the use of such information or advice, provided on this website.

No responsibility is taken for any information or services that may appear on any linked web sites. No warranty is made that the sites or links are free from computer virus or other defect.