The New South Wales Government sector accounts for more than 10 per cent of the NSW workforce.
This is a diverse group of workers which includes nurses, teachers, fire fighters, engineers, scientists, train drivers, cleaners and administrators. Collectively, they support the infrastructure of our state and provide the services necessary for the people of NSW to grow and prosper.
This NSW Government Work Health and Safety Sector Plan renews our commitment to provide safe and healthy workplaces for all workers under our care.
The NSW Government sector will do this by becoming role models in work health and safety; improving employee engagement and productivity; creating real solutions for safer working conditions; and lead by example with respect to responding to mental health issues in the workplace.
I commend the efforts of those involved in developing this plan, which will drive continued improvement in work health and safety, return to work outcomes and the wellbeing of both the sector and the community it serves.
The Hon. Matt Kean MP
Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation
Member for Hornsby