Feeling UMM…?

It could be a sign of an unsafe workplace. Understand your rights and know what to do next.

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UMM is that feeling you get when something feels off or unsafe in the workplace.

Young workers have higher injury rates than other worker age groups.

If you feel unsure or uncomfortable at work, know you have the right to a safe and healthy work environment.

Learn more out about your Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) rights and responsibilities, and the support services to help you.

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Questions for your first day at work

Entering the workforce for the first time can be intimidating and exciting all at the same time. You might have a lot of questions about your new job on the first day. Here’s a few things you can ask, if they haven’t been mentioned in your induction or would like to seek clarification on.

Questions to ask


Feeling Umm… posters

Understand your rights and know what to do next.

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Umm... Can they ask me to do that?

WorkSafe Advisory Service

WorkSafe's advisory service is available between 7:30am and 6:30pm Monday to Friday. If you need more support, you can also contact WorkSafe using the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) or the National Relay Service.

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