Health care and social assistance
Key safety information for workplaces including hospitals and medical services and social assistance services such as child care and counselling.
- medical services
- pathology and diagnostic imaging services
- allied health services
- other health care services
- residential care services
- child care services
- other social assistance services
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- Case studies
- Codes, guides & checklists
- Manager's WHS toolkit
- Managing Harms
- Research, reports and sector plans
- Translated resources
When to notify SafeWork NSW
If there is a serious injury or illness, a death or a dangerous incident, to staff, customers or visitors to your worksite or your place of employment (even if it's off-site), you must report it to us immediately. Incidents can be notified 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling 13 10 50. If you're unsure of whether to notify, use this Incident notification fact sheet to help you decide.
An exposure incident involving contact with blood or body substances must be notified to SafeWork.
Health care and social assistance organisations
For health care and community workers, these organisations may be useful:
- Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA)
- Australian Medical Association NSW (AMA)
- Australian Salaried Medical Officers’ Federation (ASMOF)
- Australian Services Union (ASU) for social and community workers
- Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU)
- Health Services Union (HSU)
- NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA)
- NSW Rural Doctors Network (RDN)
- Rural Doctors Association (NSW)
For health care managers and service owners or directors, the following organisations will provide information and assistance: