Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union



Info and Fact Sheets

For World Cancer Day in February 2017 unions were raising awareness of the issue. Check out our Facebook page  post on Thursday 9th February 2017. 


See our resources about health and safety at work, and tips for avoiding Hazards.  Much of this information is also in our annual health and safety booklet -- which is distributed to all H&S Reps on the union data base.

Hearing Loss: Did you know that at the noise level standard of 85dBA nearly one in five workers will suffer hearing loss over the course of their working life. For this reason the AMWU has distributed posters and booklets to encourage our HSRs to take up the issue of noise levels.

Click here for the poster and booklet. Contact your state H&S contact if you haven't received a copy in the mail {please note Victorian HSRs will have received a different poster} 

For further information contact your AMWU Delegate, Organiser or health and safety contact person. 

For information about these fact sheets or to order copies, contact us at or ring the HelpDesk on 1300 732 698

Links to useful web sites.

Victorian union site for OHS Reps 

A Union friendly service:  Workers Health Centre Sydney

ACTU: SafeAtWork 

International health and safety site with lots of information: Hazards

Work and cancer: Cancer Hazards 

Government H&S information, with links to State and Territory health and safety websites:  SafeWork Australia  

Injured Workers Support Network: based in NSW, the website has links to groups across the country.  

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