Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union


Health and safety

Health and safety

HAVE YOUR SAY on how WHS laws are working or not working

In all states and territories, except Western Australia and Victoria, Work Health and Safety Laws are being reviewed. 

AMWU Health and Safety Representatives should have received a request to answer a survey. If you haven't please contact us.

The national work health and safety agency Safe Work Australia have released a Discussion Paper. They are calling for submissions WHS laws review consultation

Hearing loss is 100% Preventable but 100% Irreversible:  

Did you know that nearly one in five workers will suffer hearing loss over the course of their working life -- join the AMWU campaign to lower the noise levels in our workplaces. 

If you are concerned or unsure about the noise levels at your workstation, or in your workplace, talk to your HSR immediately.

Injured or ill: Knowing what to do when you are injured can be confusing -- here is our advice in English - in Mandarin - in Vietnamese


AMWU HSRs and Deputies can sign up to our FaceBook page -- AMWU Health and Safety Reps. 


A mobile phone app called ACM Check (short for “Asbestos-Containing Material Check”) has been developed by researchers at Curtin University in WA. The app  aims to raise awareness about asbestos in residential settings. ACM Check  is available for free from the App Store [click here] and Google Play [click here]. Check it out - and share it. 

If you wish to register your exposure to asbestos - at home or at work - you can register with the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency



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Feb 12, 2018

Solidarity for Jailed Korean Trade Unionists

Today in Sydney and Melbourne Australia, hundreds of unionists joined the ITCU International day of...

Jan 25, 2018

Trade deal must benefit Australian workers and our economy

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) is concerned that the Turnbull Government’s latest Trans Pacific...

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