Health Care Sector
While health workers help people recover from injury and illness, they face serious health and safety risks themselves.
Injuries in the health and aged care sector, predominantly due to patient handling, are a major occupational health and safety issue in Victoria.
For workers, this can mean pain and discomfort which sometimes lasts for years, affecting not only their work but their everyday lives, families and relationships. For employers, these injuries can lead to workers' compensation claims and higher costs, and can diminish workplace morale and productivity.
This guide will help you understand the risks of working in the health and aged care sector, and will explain what you need to do to make your workplace safer.