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The Worker Assist WH&S Unit provides expert and proven advice, support and training to workers throughout industry and across Tasmania.

Our Unit has been providing WHS training for safety representatives for over 25 years and our courses have a reputation for informative, practical training providing skills which allow for effective participation and the management of WHS.

New Anti-Bulling Jurisdiction

Anti-bullying jurisdiction

From 1 January 2014, a worker in a constitutionally covered business who reasonably believes that he or she has been bullied at work can apply to the Fair Work Commission for an order to stop the bullying. The Commission must start to deal with the application within 14 days.

The attached document is a brief overview of this jurisdiction and the provisions of the Act.


HSR Conferences 2013

Unions Tasmania has continued it's involvement with WorkSafe Month by organising the Hobart and Launceston free one day Conferences for Health & Safety Representatives.

This year's conferences focussed on psychosocial hazards in the workplace.

Minister for Workplace Relations, David O'Byrne opened the Hobart conference and also unveiled the new Asbestos at Work information kit and website, an excellent resource, for more visit: Asbestos At Work website


WorkSafe Month 2013: 30 September to 1 November 2013

We Invite you to our 5th Annual Health and Safety Representatives (HSR) Conference!

Nothing is more important than a workplace where employees are safe from injury or illness. The best way to achieve this is by educating workers about their rights and building strong and lasting Health and Safety Representative (HSR) structures and, as part of this, we invite you to attend our 5th Annual HSR Conference held in conjunction with WorkCover Tasmania.

HSR Conference Hobart: Wrest Point, Show Room Monday 30th September 2013


WHS e-alert June 2013

HSR Survey 2013

Time is running out for Health & Safety Representatives to complete our HSR Survey for 2013, the survey closes on Friday 28th June.

Your survey responses help us shape the HSR Conferences that are held during WorkSafe month later this year.


WHS e-alert

Union Tasmania’s Work Health & Safety e-alert.

Our mission is to give you up to date and useable information on work health and safety issues.

Our Work Health and Safety Unit has been providing WHS advice, support and training across Tasmanian industry for the past 25 years and has a proven record of helping workers and workplaces find practical solutions to WHS problems.


ESR Survey - What you said!

To all ESRs out there, thank you for participating in our annual survey!

As usual we got some great information from your responses to our annual ESR survey. So here is a snapshot of what you said!

The New Act

Download this file (Interpretive guideline - PCBU.pdf)Whats a PCBU?[ ]47 Kb
Download this file (Model_WHS_Act_Fact_Sheet_HSR.pdf)The HSR[ ]1301 Kb

ACTU Safe At Work

ACTU Safe At Work website



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Worker Assist

Worker Assist will provide specialised assistance to injured workers about claims for workers compensation and workplace injury management and return to work.

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