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The State Service Management Office (SSMO) Work Health and Safety (WHS) team’s aim is to support WHS, wellbeing and administration of workers compensation in the Tasmanian State Service. The WHS Team:
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. The current State Service Work Health and Safety Policy was established in November 2012.
The State Service is committed to WHS practice through the observance of Employment Direction 27 – Work Health and Safety (ED27). The Guidelines which provide further details in support of the ED and contain a template WHS Plan at Appendix 1.
The State Service approach to health and wellbeing is contained in Employment Direction 23 – Workplace Health and Wellbeing (ED23). The Guidelines provide further details in support of the ED.
This State Service Work Health and Safety Reference Group has representation from across the State Service. For information about the network and how your Agency participates, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Whole-of-service forums are held to progress various work health and safety (WHS) initiatives. In 2019-20, the following forums were held:
The TSS also participates in the Tasmanian Businesses Mental Health Symposium - a group of southern Tasmanian private sector organisations, councils and public sector representatives.