Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union


Health and safety

Health and safety

“We must never accept that injury, illness, or death is the cost of doing business. 

- Paul Bastian, AMWU National Secretary




When investigating injuries/near misses . . . follow the chain of events to find the cause.

2018 Review of the Work Health and Safety Act and Regulations 

The Work Health and Safety Laws - which apply every where except Western Australia, Victorian and Off Shore - are being reviewed in 2018. By early 2019, the independent reviewer, Ms Marie Boland, will send her recommendations to the relevant government Ministers. The AMWU submission included 47 recommendations on improvements that can be made to the laws.

Our submission reflected discussions by the AMWU National Safety Council, members answers to an on line survey and the experiences at various workplaces. Thank you all for your contributions. Click here for our recommendations.  

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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