Health Care and Social Assistance

Overview

Health care and social assistance covers

  • hospitals, medical, pathology and allied health services,
  • aged and other residential care,
  • child care and
  • some forms of social assistance services such as community health centres.

Health care and social assistance is one of the 5 industry groupings identified as being a national priority for prevention activities in the Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy.

Registration to work with Children

The aim is to keep our children as safe as possible by reducing the incidence of sexual, physical, psychological, emotional or financial harm or neglect of children in Tasmania.

Tasmania will come into line with all other Australian States and Territories who have similar registration processes.

The child care sector will be the first to require its workers or volunteers to be registered (this will occur between July 2014 and the end of 2015).

Information on requirements can be found on the Working with Children Registration website.

In 2015, WorkSafe Tasmania and the WorkCover Tasmania Board conducted a statewide project to reduce body stressing injuries in the Health Care and Social Assistance Industry.

Read about the project and see its resources.

Codes and publications search

WorkSafe Tasmania has a range of safety resources to assist industry and workers in meeting their legal responsibilities. Search by selecting the type of industry you work in.
There is also a General category that includes publications useful for all industry groups.

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  • 01: Good health is good for business Section 1 (PDF, 521.2 KB)
  • 02: Linking health, safety and wellbeing Section 2 (PDF, 350.1 KB)
  • 03: Why invest in health and wellbeing? Section 3 (PDF, 452.1 KB)
  • 04: Establishing a workplace health and wellbeing working group (PDF, 386.1 KB)
  • 04: Implementing your workplace health and wellbeing program Section 4 (PDF, 762.4 KB)
  • 05: Getting others involved Section 5 (PDF, 576.9 KB)
  • 05: Men's health in the workplace (PDF, 313.8 KB)
  • 06: Turning ideas into actions Section 6 (PDF, 2.0 MB)
  • 06A: Food safety in the workplace (PDF, 510.3 KB)
  • 06A: Healthy eating (PDF, 581.5 KB)
  • 06A: Healthy work environments (PDF, 414.9 KB)
  • 06A: Healthy workplace nutrition guidelines (PDF, 1.0 MB)
  • 06B: Benefits of physical activity (PDF, 240.5 KB)
  • 06B: Physical activity (PDF, 1.1 MB)
  • 06B: Physical activity and employee safety (PDF, 370.6 KB)
  • 06C: Sedentary behaviour (PDF, 606.5 KB)
  • 06C: Sit-stand adjustable workstations (PDF, 113.7 KB)
  • 06C: To sit or stand? That is the question (PDF, 358.6 KB)
  • 06D: Depression and the workplace - information for employers (PDF, 415.3 KB)
  • 06D: Fatigue management (PDF, 434.3 KB)
  • 06D: Helping employees successfully return to work: Guidelines for organisations (PDF, 1.3 MB)
  • 06D: Social and emotional wellbeing (PDF, 557.3 KB)
  • 06E: Health effects of smoking (PDF, 352.6 KB)
  • 06E: Smoking (PDF, 911.2 KB)
  • 06E: Smoking cessation support (PDF, 621.3 KB)
  • 06E: Smoking-related legislative requirements (PDF, 433.0 KB)
  • 06E: Subsidising smoking cessation products (PDF, 351.5 KB)
  • 06F: Alcohol and other drugs (PDF, 527.6 KB)
  • 06F: The effect of alcohol and drug use in the workplace (PDF, 362.0 KB)
  • 07: What's everyone else doing? Section 7 (PDF, 702.3 KB)
  • 08: Frequently asked questions Section 8 (PDF, 768.6 KB)
  • A healthy workplace begins with healthy advice (PDF, 809.7 KB)
  • A simple guide to evaluation (PDF, 440.6 KB)
  • About return to work and injury management plans IS014 (PDF, 217.8 KB)
  • Absolute Beauty case study (PDF, 384.6 KB)
  • Asbestos Compensation in Tasmania (Brochure) IS222 (PDF, 1.9 MB)
  • Asbestos Compensation in Tasmania - A Guide GB283 (PDF, 1.7 MB)
  • Asbestos Fact vs Myth (PDF, 244.3 KB)
  • Asbestos Related Diseases (Occupational Exposure) Compensation Act 2011
  • Asbestos-Related Diseases (Occupational Exposure) Compensation Regulations 2011
  • Asbestos-related diseases - Medical panel guidance material GN038 (PDF, 1.5 MB)
  • Asbestos-related diseases - Medical practitioner guidance material GB284 (PDF, 1.6 MB)
  • Assessed Disclosure GF154 (PDF, 469.8 KB)
  • Attendance at medical appointments IS224 (PDF, 232.1 KB)
  • Authority and Consent for Release of Medical Records GF182 (PDF, 80.5 KB)
  • Authority to release information to a 3rd party - Workers Compensation Claims History GF150 (PDF, 728.7 KB)
  • Cash in transit
  • Comcare Barriers to Return to Work
  • Dangerous substances authorisation GF153 (PDF, 736.8 KB)
  • Developing and managing an Employer Injury Management Policy E-1 (PDF, 79.0 KB)
  • DVD_Catalogue (PDF, 323.8 KB)
  • Establishing a workplace health and wellbeing working group (PDF, 386.1 KB)
  • Fireworks Discussion paper (PDF, 955.1 KB)
  • Form 10: Medical Panel Proforma - Panel member (Worker) GF031 (PDF, 305.8 KB)
  • Form 11: Medical Panel Proforma - Panel member (Member of the family) GF032 (PDF, 307.7 KB)
  • Form 12: Medical Panel Proforma - Panel Member (Medical and other expenses) GF033 (PDF, 239.6 KB)
  • Form 13: Medical Panel Proforma - Chair of Panel (Worker) GF034 (PDF, 310.0 KB)
  • Form 14: Medical Panel Proforma - Chair of Panel (Member of the family) GF035 (PDF, 311.4 KB)
  • Form 15: Medical Panel Proforma - Chair of Panel (Medical and other expenses) GF036 (PDF, 239.8 KB)
  • Form 16: Medical Panel Invoice GF037 (PDF, 238.4 KB)
  • Form 1: Asbestos-Related Diseases - Claim for Compensation (Worker) GF022 (PDF, 1.7 MB)
  • Form 2: Asbestos-Related Diseases - Claim for Compensation (Member of the Family) GF023 (PDF, 1.3 MB)
  • Form 3:Medical services claim form GF024 (PDF, 614.9 KB)
  • Form 4: Request to change bank account and/or personal details GF025 (PDF, 218.0 KB)
  • Form 5: Extension of time to lodge application GF026 (PDF, 311.4 KB)
  • Form 6: Funeral benefit claim form GF027 (PDF, 354.3 KB)
  • Form 7: Notice of Receipt of Compensation Under Other Legislation GF028 (PDF, 306.7 KB)
  • Form 8: Notice of common law action GF029 (PDF, 374.6 KB)
  • Form 9a: Initial medical certificate for asbestos-related diseases compensation GF038 (PDF, 533.8 KB)
  • Form 9b: Ongoing Medical Certificate for ASBESTOS-RELATED DISEASES Compensation GF039 (PDF, 477.4 KB)
  • Getting a res asbetsos survey IS088 (PDF, 354.7 KB)
  • Going smoke-free (Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania)
  • Guide to long service leave GB360 (PDF, 327.0 KB)
  • Guideline on the definition of wages GB118 (PDF, 130.8 KB)
  • Health and Safety Representative Guide GB371 (PDF, 884.3 KB)
  • Healthy workers (Australian Government - Department of Health)
  • Injury Management - Making it Work GB197 (PDF, 379.2 KB)
  • Inspector Visits (PDF, 530.2 KB)
  • Joinery Products case study (PDF, 300.5 KB)
  • Kraft Foods case study (PDF, 261.5 KB)
  • Medical panel process (Flow chart) IS227 (PDF, 286.4 KB)
  • Member of family of deceased worker application process IS226 (PDF, 200.9 KB)
  • Metro Tas case study (PDF, 373.5 KB)
  • NT WorkSafe
  • Preparing injury management plans IS015 (PDF, 169.3 KB)
  • Preparing return to work plans IS016 (PDF, 106.6 KB)
  • Provisional Improvement Notice (PIN) (PDF, 237.9 KB)
  • Public holidays 2012 (PDF, 79.8 KB)
  • Public holidays 2013 (PDF, 80.8 KB)
  • Public Holidays 2014 (PDF, 99.4 KB)
  • Public holidays 2015 (PDF, 64.3 KB)
  • Public holidays 2016 (PDF, 68.8 KB)
  • Public Holidays 2017 (PDF, 99.1 KB)
  • Public Holidays 2018 (PDF, 62.9 KB)
  • Public Holidays 2019 (PDF, 222.3 KB)
  • Quinlan Report 2014 (PDF, 870.7 KB)
  • Register of alternative duties within the workplace GB199 (PDF, 245.8 KB)
  • Reporting Against Strategic Plan 2014-15 (PDF, 228.1 KB)
  • Return to Work and Injury Mangagement - Making it Work (Poster) PO021 (PDF, 50.7 KB)
  • Right of entry by WHS Entry permit holders GN053 (PDF, 195.2 KB)
  • Right to make Workers Compensation Claim GF172 (PDF, 453.1 KB)
  • Safe and Healthy: A guide to managing an ageing workforce (PDF, 849.4 KB)
  • Safe business is good business (PDF, 582.6 KB)
  • Safe Work Australia
  • Safety management toolkit GB315 (PDF, 2.5 MB)
  • SafeWork SA
  • Sample form - Incident Notice Form GF110 (PDF, 745.8 KB)
  • Summary checklist for implementing your workplace health and welllbeing program (PDF, 78.5 KB)
  • Summary of rights of entry where breach suspected GN054 (PDF, 91.9 KB)
  • TasNetworks Damaged copper earths (PDF, 190.8 KB)
  • TasPorts case study (PDF, 286.6 KB)
  • The benefits of returning to work IS083 (PDF, 128.5 KB)
  • Transfer of responsible worker to a new SSDS Permit holder (PDF, 479.7 KB)
  • Victorian WorkCover Authority
  • Visual Clearance Certificate AR4 (PDF, 461.9 KB)
  • Work Health and Safety Queensland
  • WorkCover NSW
  • WorkCover Tasmania
  • Worker application process (Flow chart) IS225 (PDF, 288.0 KB)
  • Workers Compensation Handbook - The Basics GB010 (PDF, 3.0 MB)
  • Workers Compensation in Tasmania - Guide to (for claims before 1 July 2010) GB112 (PDF, 889.0 KB)
  • Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation - Guide to (for claims on or after 1 July 2010) GB260 (PDF, 1.4 MB)
  • Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988
  • Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act Summary GB014 (PDF, 134.4 KB)
  • Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Regulations 2011
  • Workplace bullying
  • Workplace Issues Magazine - December 2014 GB064 (PDF, 3.1 MB)
  • Workplace Issues Magazine - December 2015 (PDF, 4.0 MB)
  • Workplace Issues Magazine - December 2016 (PDF, 4.2 MB)
  • Workplace Issues Magazine - June 2014 GB064 (PDF, 1.9 MB)
  • Workplace Issues Magazine - June 2015 GB064 (PDF, 1.9 MB)
  • Workplace Issues Magazine - June_2016 (PDF, 3.3 MB)
  • Workplace Issues Magazine - March 2014 GB064 (PDF, 1.8 MB)
  • Workplace Issues Magazine - March 2015 GB064 (PDF, 1.0 MB)
  • Workplace Issues Magazine - March 2017 (PDF, 2.1 MB)
  • Workplace Issues Magazine - March_2016 (PDF, 2.5 MB)
  • Workplace Issues Magazine - September 2014 GB064 (PDF, 1.2 MB)
  • Workplace Issues Magazine - September 2015 (PDF, 2.4 MB)
  • Workplace Issues Magazine - September_2016 PDF (PDF, 5.3 MB)
  • WorkSafe ACT
  • WorkSafe Strategic Plan 2013-18 (PDF, 393.6 KB)
  • WorkSafe Strategic Plan summary poster (PDF, 174.6 KB)
  • WorkSafe Western Australia
  • Your Simple Guide to Workplace Health and Wellbeing (PDF, 6.6 MB)
  • Forms

  • Accreditation Shot-firing Courses and Instructors GF003 (PDF, 479.9 KB)
  • Application for Registration of Plant PRF4 (PDF, 849.9 KB)
  • Application for Registration of Plant Design PRF1 (PDF, 909.1 KB)
  • Appointment of Mine Operator GF190 (PDF, 822.6 KB)
  • Asbestos Assessor Licence GF085 (PDF, 529.1 KB)
  • Asbestos Removal Control Plan AR2 (PDF, 196.2 KB)
  • Asbestos removal licence Class A or B GF082 (PDF, 722.0 KB)
  • Assessor for High Risk Work Licences GF062 (PDF, 544.7 KB)
  • Authorisation of an Explosive A01 (PDF, 600.2 KB)
  • Competent Persons for Inspection and Maintenance of Plant GN040 (PDF, 267.9 KB)
  • Construction Induction card application GF087 (PDF, 467.6 KB)
  • Dangerous Goods Driver (Medical) DG2 (PDF, 617.7 KB)
  • Dangerous Goods Driver Licence DG1 (PDF, 188.6 KB)
  • Dangerous Goods Vehicle Licence DG3 (PDF, 604.5 KB)
  • Explosives Import Export Record GF134 (PDF, 646.9 KB)
  • GF191 Appointment of Site Senior Officer - Notification to Chief Inspector of Mines (PDF, 162.7 KB)
  • Licence to Perform High Risk Work Renewal GF084 (PDF, 1.1 MB)
  • Licence to Perform High Risk Work GF083 (PDF, 1.4 MB)
  • Lifting Equipment GN054 (PDF, 97.7 KB)
  • Low Scale Restricted Activity S08 (PDF, 489.0 KB)
  • Manifest Quantity Workplace GF014 (PDF, 203.1 KB)
  • Notice of Change of Details / Information of Registered Item of Plant PRF6 (PDF, 476.1 KB)
  • Notice of Change of Ownership / Relocation of Registered Item of Plant PRF5 (PDF, 479.9 KB)
  • Replacement construction induction cards GF017 (PDF, 516.6 KB)
  • Responsible Workers Under SSDS Permit S03 (PDF, 577.4 KB)
  • Security Plan and Risk Assessment (Guide/Template) S02 (PDF, 2.5 MB)
  • Shot-Firing Permit GF003 (PDF, 732.3 KB)
  • SSDS Permit S01 (PDF, 717.5 KB)
  • Theatrical Fireworks Permit GF135 (PDF, 495.3 KB)
  • Type 2 Fireworks Permit GF015 (PDF, 946.9 KB)
  • Type 3 Fireworks Permit GF016 (PDF, 726.3 KB)
  • Guides

  • A Guide to High Risk Licensing GB101 (PDF, 974.9 KB)
  • A guide to working safely with Mobile Plant near Overhead and Underground Electrical Lines GB137 (PDF, 572.6 KB)
  • Asbestos Licensing Information Guidelines GB366 (PDF, 508.0 KB)
  • Becoming accredited to be a High Risk Work Licence Assessor GB367 (PDF, 375.9 KB)
  • Construction industry guide about security fencing GN051 (PDF, 141.5 KB)
  • Facilities for workers at construction workplaces (PDF, 124.4 KB)
  • Farming Safely in Tasmania GB322 (PDF, 780.6 KB)
  • Forklift safety - reducing the risks NHP001 (PDF, 910.1 KB)
  • Guidance on Prevention of Falls in Housing Construction GN050 (PDF, 107.4 KB)
  • Guide to the Work Health and Safety Act GB311 (PDF, 1.3 MB)
  • Managing health and safety in food retail NHP002 (PDF, 450.9 KB)
  • Manual Tasks Guide for Carers WorkSafe WA (PDF, 1.6 MB)
  • Model Work Health and Safety Laws Guide for Tasmania's Rural Industry GB308 (PDF, 309.5 KB)
  • Mutual recognition of interstate induction cards GN010 (PDF, 252.4 KB)
  • Pallet Racking Safe use and maintenance GN055 (PDF, 772.7 KB)
  • Pause exercises poster PO015 (PDF, 205.1 KB)
  • PCBUs, workers and officers FS101 (PDF, 153.9 KB)
  • Placard Hazardous Chemicals GB023 (PDF, 677.6 KB)
  • Principal Mining Hazard Management Plans - Guidance material GB326 (PDF, 307.9 KB)
  • Quad Bikes on Farms (PDF, 578.6 KB)
  • Service Station Hazardous Chemicals GB338 (PDF, 1.0 MB)
  • Storage and use of LPG at public events GN039 (PDF, 454.2 KB)
  • The semi-squat approach to lifting poster PO023 (PDF, 174.4 KB)
  • Transporting Fireworks by Road GB339 (PDF, 399.3 KB)
  • Using portable ladders safely (PDF, 191.4 KB)
  • Using timber for temporary perimeter guardrails GN052 (PDF, 225.4 KB)
  • Volunteers FS104 (PDF, 168.4 KB)
  • Welcome to the Workplace - A health and safety guide for new workers GB140 (PDF, 1.6 MB)
  • Working in Heat NHP004 (PDF, 415.7 KB)
  • Your guide to Managing Safety in Housing and Construction - Part A GB310 (PDF, 894.4 KB)
  • These resources are not the only available to you and you should search the codes of practice and the laws section to see what others may be applicable to you and your business. If you are unsure, contact WorkSafe for assistance.

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