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Department of Premier and Cabinet

Work Health and Safety

WHS Team

The State Service Management Office Work Health and Safety team’s objective is to deliver a whole of service coordinated approach to WHS, wellbeing and workers compensation in the Tasmanian State Service.

The WHS team provides advice on the development, implementation and maintenance of relevant and contemporary WHS, wellbeing and workers compensation policies, strategies and initiatives.

The WHS team provide advice in relation to meeting statutory obligations in relation to WHS, wellbeing and workers compensation.

The WHS team supports the sharing of WHS programs and initiatives across the State Service through the State Service Work Health and Safety Reference Group. This Group has representation from across the State Service. For information about the network and how your Agency participates, email ssmo@dpac.tas.gov.au.

WHS Framework

The State Service is committed to becoming an exemplar of work health and safety practice and through the observance of Employment Direction 27 – Work Health and Safety. Guidelines provide further details in support of the Employment Direction and contain a template WHS Plan at Appendix 1.

The current State Service Work Health and Safety Policy was established in November 2012.

The State Service approach to health and wellbeing is contained in Employment Direction 23 – Workplace Health and WellbeingGuidelines provide further details in support of the Employment Direction.

The Tasmanian Government is a signatory to the Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy 2012–2022 (the Strategy) which was launched on 31 October 2012 and updated in April 2018. With its vision of ‘healthy, safe and productive working lives’ it is a high level, forward-looking document capable of being implemented by governments, unions, industry and other organisations across Australia.