A serious injury, illness dangerous incident or death? Call 13 10 50 immediately.
Notify us of unsafe work using the Speak Up app
Use Speak Up to let us know about unsafe work anywhere, anytime.
Speak Up triggers a routine SafeWork NSW response: your report is assessed, and we take action as needed.
This tool is specifically for notifying unsafe work – don’t use it to notify an incident, this should be done by the person in charge on 13 10 50, but you can also call this number if an incident hasn’t been notified.
Notify us of planned hazardous work
Licence holders must notify us about their intention to undertake hazardous work.
Notify us of an adverse health monitoring report
Health monitoring is required if the worker is handling, generating or storing asbestos, a scheduled chemical (including lead, inorganic), or any other hazardous chemicals when there is a significant risk to health from exposure.
You must notify us when a worker has received an adverse health monitoring report.
From 1 July 2020, a penalty will apply for failure by a business (PCBU) to notify SafeWork NSW of an adverse health monitoring report.
What is an adverse health monitoring report?
A health monitoring report is a medical report completed and signed by a registered medical practitioner, recording a worker health monitoring examination results. Health monitoring may include:
- a consultation (e.g. answering questions on previous occupational and medical history, lifestyle, dietary, smoking and drinking habits)
- a physical examination (e.g. skin checks or lung function test)
- clinical tests (e.g. urine or blood samples)
An adverse health monitoring report contains:
- test results that indicate the worker may have contracted a disease, injury or illness because of carrying out work
- any recommendation that the PCBU take remedial measures
How to notify
Complete the Notification of adverse health monitoring report form and either:
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- post: Chemicals Team, SafeWork NSW, Locked Bag 2906, Lisarow, NSW 2252
Use the Guide for applicants for health monitoring and notification of adverse health monitoring report if you need to.
What about privacy?
Any information identifying the patients is kept confidential. Except for the purposes of prosecution and unless such disclosure is otherwise required by law, the information will not be accessed by other third parties in a way that would identify the individual without the consent of that individual. You may also apply to the Regulator to access and correct any information about yourself if inaccurate, incomplete, not relevant or out of date. Applications should be made in writing to: Privacy Contact Officer, SafeWork NSW, Locked Bag 2906, Lisarow, NSW 2252.
Other helpful guides
Safe Work Australia has a range of guidance materials in relation to health monitoring:
- Health monitoring for exposure to hazardous chemicals – guide for persons conducting a business or undertaking
- Health monitoring for exposure to hazardous chemicals – guide for workers
- Health monitoring for exposure to hazardous chemicals – guide for medical practitioners
- Hazardous chemicals requiring health monitoring