Employees (workers) and employers (bosses) both have OHS rights and responsibilities. Find out more about what the law says you and your employer must do to keep the workplace safe.
- Work safely to protect themself and others from injury and follow all OHS instructions, for example:
- wear all personal protective equipment provided.
- follow safe work procedures.
- not interfere with or misuse anything provided by the employer (equipment, signs, etc.) that is
used to keep the workplace safe.
- not remove or change machine guards.
- not behave in a way that puts themselves or others at risk.
- respond to a reasonable request to provide assistance or first aid to an injured person at
..2. Report any OHS issues, including hazards, injuries, illnesses and near misses.
- Properly orientate, train and supervise staff to ensure safe work practices are understood and followed by all employees.
- Consult with all employees, including YW, about decisions that will affect safety in the workplace.
- Provide suitable personal protective equipment (PPE) to make sure workers can do their job safely and train workers how to use PPE correctly.
- Regularly check OHS systems and procedures to make sure that workers are adequately protected from workplace hazards.
- Provide adequate facilities for the welfare of employees. This covers everything from providing suitable toilet facilities to conducting risk assessments on premises and procedures.
- Be aware of employers’ legal obligations under the NSW Occupational Health and Safety Act 2000 and the NSW Occupational Health and Safety Regulation 2001 and meet those obligations in full.
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