Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union





  • In very sad news, on Wednesday 26th October 2016, an AMWU member has died on Probuild Victorian construction site. AMWU organisers and H&S officers are assisting our members. Our condolences are with family, friends and work mates. No-one should have to go through this.  Working at heights is very dangerous work. All State laws require that the risks of falls are prevented.  In all states and territories, except Western Australia and Victoria, requirements to prevent falls are WHS Regulations 78 - 80. In Victoria OHS Reg 4.3 Falls Prevention and Western Australia OSH Regulations 3.48 to 3.57.
  • One person every three days - the link between diesel and cancer. See our Info and Facts sheets page for more information 
  • Cancer Council of Australia have launched a new web site with information about Cancer and Work
  • As a result of 60 worksites visits and lots of activity by AMWU officials and members, WorkSafe Victoria has issued a fact sheet on the safety of onsite welding. The fact sheet is useful around the country. Check it out here
  •  Victorian Ombudsman brings down damning report on Victoria Workers Compensation insurers
  • AMWU HSR Peter Attard, a fitter at Qenos  in the Melbourne polyethylene plant, has been recognised for his back saving innovation
  • Workers compensation systems are designed NOT to help injured workers
  • This years winner of the AMWU Helen Davis Award is Haromi 'Pepe' Jones from Darrel Lea Confectionary. Pepe will be attending both the upcoming AMWUs NSW State Conference  and National Conference. The Helen Davis Award encourages women to be active in our union.
  • AMWU "Safety Hero", Damien Kelly, from Orora’s Rocklea fibre packaging plant in Brisbane has won a major  safety prize for his Phone App 
  • West Australia off shore workers protected by active HSRs "Our HSRs were brilliant"


It's No Accident is the quarterly health and safety newsletter of the AMWU. We always welcome suggestions on content.

Click on the name to see each newsletter. 

August 2016 - Breath Taking Jobs

May 2016 - Casuals and Safety and International Workers Memorial Day 

December 2015 - Our Rights to Healthy and Safe Work 

August 2015 - Mental health of FIFO workers 

May 2015 - Federal government attacks on Comcare 

Jan 2015 - HSR right to chose training 

Nov 2014 - Lung cancer and welding fumes 

Aug 2014 - Body Mapping and some of your sucess stories

Autumn 2014 - Workers Memorial Day & Employers Due Diligence

Summer 2014 - Working in seasonal heat 

Summer 2013 - Court upholds health and safety rights 

Spring 2013 - Alcohol and Drug Testing 

Winter 2013 - Employers must consult workers 

Spring 2012 - Fatigue 

Spring 2011 - Lock out procedures 


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