Labour standards and practice

An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of OHS Representation in the Consultative Process under NSW OHS Legislation 2009

Client:  AMWU - Australian Manufacturing Workers Union/ WorkCover NSW

Undertaken in conjunction with Peggy Trompf, a consultant ergonomist with the Workers  Health Centre, this project examined how OH&S consultative structures operate at the workplace level in the manufacturing industry and the extent to which Work Choices influenced the consultative process. It also explored the factors that contribute to 'best practice' OH&S consultation processes and strategies. A range of methods were used to generate data, including: analysis of statistics; a quantitative survey of workers knowledge and attitudes to aspects of federal and state OHS legislative requirements and their perceptions of the nature and effectiveness of workplace OHS consultation; and case studies of OH&S representative arrangements in two worksites.

REPORT: Not publically Available