Occupational health and safety essentials for nurses
The NSW Nurses Association’s OHS focus is on the prevention of injuries and the fair and equitable treatment of nurses who do get injured at work or develop a work-related illness.
Nurses have the right to work in an environment that does not threaten their health, safety or welfare and NSWNA will do everything in its power to protect and enforce this right.
NSWNA provides members with up-to-date advice on OHS issues, current and emerging (eg. manual handling, violence, latex, legislative changes) and also works with employers and government to develop protective legislation and policies.
NSWNA employs professional OHS officers with considerable experience and commitment to OHS. The Lamp, the official journal of NSWNA, regularly features articles on topical OHS issues.
You can download the Occupational Health And Safety Essentials For Nurses – Complete Publication here.
Protecting workers heath and safety
You can download Protecting Workers Health and Safety here.
Stress Management for Nurses booklet
The must-read booklet for nurses dealing with stressful environments.
This booklet is intended to heighten awareness of the mental health needs of nurses and provide useful exercises to assist them to manage stress at work
You can download Stress Management for Nurses here.
Protection from toxic drugs
Thirty years ago, nurses working in oncology wards would complain of having constantly sore eyes and yellow hands from working with cytotoxic drugs.
Thankfully, times have changed and nurses can now expect to minimise exposure to these toxic chemicals, thanks to a new set of guidelines put together in part by one NSWNA member, oncology CNC Vivienne Freeman from Royal North Shore Hospital.
You can download Cytotoxic drug guidelines: risk control for nurses here
NSW Health Anti-Bullying Advice Line
To prevent workplace bullying, NSW Health have set up a free statewide advice line: 1300 416 088
You can download the Anti Bullying Advice Line Brochure here.
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