There are many resources on the web specifically for OHS Reps. Here are just a few of the best:
On this website:
- A PIN: How to use it - reps can see when and how to use a PIN, a copy of which can be downloaded from this page
- a good general reference: Employee Representation
- Health and Safety Representatives page
- Overview of how inspectors deal with specific issues - This document provides information about how WorkSafe OHS inspectors deal with specific issues when performing their functions
- Occupational health: Dealing with the issues Workbook, According to the TUC, the workbook enables reps to assess the extent of ill-health in their workplaces and work with their employers to find the best ways of making the business a healthier place to work.
- Hazards website - Hazards is an award-winning magazine for reps
- Risks Newsletter - the TUC's online OHS journal
Last updated April 2015
- what is an elected OHS Rep entitled to?
as an OHS rep. Is that right?..
... what is their role? Elected reps have a crucial role at the workplace... but what is it? And deputies?.
Does it affect my rights as an OHS rep?
Here's a summary of the rights reps have under the Victorian OHS Act, 2004
The OHS provides protection to HSRs and other employees against discrimination.
The Victorian OHS Act puts duties on the employer and the OHS rep to consult.
Help for reps on when and how to use PINs (Provisional Improvement Notices) - and links to downloading one.
What can an OHS rep expect from an inspector who comes to the workplace over a disputed PIN?
Both the Victorian and the Commonwealth Occupational Health and Safety Acts give elected reps, and deputies, the right to attend training courses.
How should reps react when there's an accident or a serious incident at the workplace?