Campaigns and Actions

Occupational health and safety is paramount to every worker.

Although there are good employers who care about their workers, it's important to know that unions are there to advocate on your behalf.

When confronted with a health or safety issue at work, you don't have to deal with it alone.

Here is a list of campaigns and actions that you can support to ensure that all workers can go to work and expect to come home safely.

New Asbestos App Technology

Prof Lin Fritschi’s is a PhD student who developed a mobile phone app called ACM Check (short for “Asbestos-Containing Material Check”) that aims to raise awareness about asbestos in residential settings. ACM Check has recently been released and is available for free from the App Store (click here) and Google Play (click here).

 

ACM Check guides users through a visual inspection of the inside and outside of the home and identifies potential asbestos-containing materials. Areas such as the walls, ceilings, eaves, electrical metre box, fence and outbuildings are inspected. The user is guided by instructions and numerous photos of asbestos-containing material. At the completion of each inspection the app generates a summary report for the property.

Additionally, the app is used for data collection to help us map the type, amount, and condition of asbestos-containing materials currently found in or around WA homes. A summary of the study can be found here and I have also attached a copy of Curtin University’s media release.

 

ACTU Occupational Health and Safety Survey

Are you a HSR?
Want to contribute to policy direction and ensuring you have the power and authority to carry out your responsibility properly?
Click on the link above to find out more information and take the survey to have your say!

 

http://www.saferates.com.au/

A site that enables transport workers to discuss and compare industry rates and safe driving practices. It gives users the tools to estimate fair rates for owner drivers which hopes to lead to safer driving practices.

 

http://www.saferailways.org/sign-the-petition/

Keep our railway systems safer! Too many people are killed each year due to inadequate OHS practices within the industry. The answer is ensure a uniform law across every state and standards are close to that which is applied to the aviation industry. Help us send a message to our transport minister, Mr Albanese