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Occupational Health and Safety policy

State Records is committed to the development of a safety culture based on the active reporting of hazards and incidents, and on managing workplace risks. State Records requires that workplace health, safety and welfare must be accepted as an essential element of all the various functions of State Records.

State Records is committed to the development of a safety culture based on the active reporting of hazards and incidents, and on managing workplace risks.

State Records requires that workplace health, safety and welfare must be accepted as an essential element of all the various functions of State Records.

Compliance with legislation, policy and procedures.

State Records will comply with the NSW Occupational Health and Safety Act 2000 and Regulation 2001 to ensure the health, safety and welfare of staff, contractors, volunteers and visitors to its premises.

Consultation

State Records will consult with staff on OHS issues and provide opportunities for staff to consult on OHS matters with their supervisors and through the workplace committee. To meet its obligations, State Records has an OHS Committee and an OHS Coordinator.

The Executive

The Executive of State Records is accountable for State Records overall OHS performance. This includes providing leadership, direction, resources and support, in consultation with staff, to ensure that State Records workplaces are safe and without risk to health.

Managers

It is acknowledged that managers have the primary legal responsibility for the health and safety of the people who work under their direction. Managers will ensure that occupational health and safety responsibilities are appropriately defined and delegated and that supervisors receive the necessary training and resources to carry out these responsibilities.

Supervisors

Supervisors are responsible for implementing State Records policies and for addressing issues that may adversely affect OHS performance or the wellbeing of persons at State Records premises.

Staff

Staff must take all reasonable care of the health and safety of themselves and others and must co-operate with Management in their efforts to comply with occupational health and safety requirements.

Contractors, volunteers and visitors.

All contractors, volunteers and visitors are required to comply with applicable legislation, all OHS policies and procedures while on State Records premises.

Authorised by: Alan Ventress Date: 1st July 2008
Director – State Records Review: 1st July 2010