Workplace Health & Safety - SafeWork NSW
If you’re a young worker, it’s important you know your workplace health and safety rights and obligations.
Your manager must give you appropriate training, supervision, information and equipment to ensure you can work safely. You should speak up if you think you could be hurt at work.
Health & Safety
Visit SafeWork NSW to explore the available resources for young workers, including your rights and responsibilities, employers responsibilities and manager and supervisor responsibilities. Work rights fact sheets are available in multiple languages (Arabic, Korean, Hindi, Filipino, Chinese, Malay).
Useful resources include:
You can also subscribe to the wrap newsletter and media releases updates, and follow the Safe Work NSW on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Youtube) to keep up to date on current issues. You can contact SafeWork NSW through a number of ways.
The right to speak up
If you notice a safety hazard in your workplace, or you are concerned that safety practices are not being followed, you should talk about it with your supervisor, employer and/or health and safety representative straight away. If your supervisor or the person in charge won’t listen or you feel you can’t talk to them, use the Speak Up App to confidentially report your safety concerns.
Mental Health at Work
Mental (psychological) health, just like physical health, is an important part of work health and safety (WHS). Recognising and managing risks in the workplace that may lead to physical or psychological injury is an essential part of creating a safe, healthy and productive workplace. To find out how to create a mentally healthy workplace please visit the Mental Health at Work website.
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