The PSA met with the Office of Emergency Management on 16 April 2020 following reports of significant Work Health and Safety (WHS) issues members have endured; particularly overwork and fatigue.
At the meeting, the PSA identified that adequate systems for dealing with WHS matters were required to manage and ensure safe working practices.
The PSA proposed that the OEM allocate dedicated resources to WHS matters. This includes the monitoring of WHS issues as undertaken by an individual independent of the daily operations.
The PSA also proposed that the WHS Committee recommence meeting again on a monthly basis. The OEM was receptive to this and undertook to make the necessary arrangements. We will provide further updates to members once dates have been established.
Your PSA staff
What can you do?
- Encourage your colleagues to join the PSA online at: membership.psa.asn.au/register
- Give a copy of this bulletin to your colleagues.
- Print this bulletin and put it up on your notice board.
- Get involved as a PSA Delegate or Contact: get in touch with your Organiser.