Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union



Info and Fact Sheets

Use this checklist as a poster for your union noticeboard - see the middle pages of the May 2017 It's No Accident 

edited checklist

We always welcome suggestions and feedback on more topics or information that would be useful.

Its so big its hard to understand - check out how much work time is lost due to injury and illness at work. 

Hot Tips for new HSRs, from some old hands 

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. 

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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