We want your views on how we can increase the focus on 'health' in work health and safety. If you work in NSW, help us understand your experience so we can create a safer workplace future.

In NSW, employers must follow work health and safety laws to protect workers from injury and illness. As how and where we work changes over time, it’s important we continually improve our approach to workplace health and safety.

SafeWork NSW wants to understand how businesses could adopt an integrated Healthy Work approach, where:

  • work is designed and managed in a way that does not cause harm
  • work has benefits to the physical and psychological health, safety and wellbeing of workers.

Safer and more productive

SafeWork NSW proposes seven principles to guide discussion and inform our future Healthy Work Plan for NSW.

  1. Healthy Work is good for business
  2. Leadership is fundamental to creating Healthy Work
  3. Creation of Healthy Work relies on worker participation
  4. Design work to be healthy
  5. Healthy Work can positively influence lives
  6. A strategic coordinated approach is required to achieve Healthy Work
  7. Healthy Work is built on a foundation of safety.

Share your feedback on the Healthy Work Principles and how we can support you to design Healthy Work.

Tell us what you think

We want to hear from business owners, managers, work health and safety professionals, human resources professionals or anyone interested in improving how we think about health and safety.

You can have your say by completing the survey, sharing an idea, joining a discussion forum, or any combination of these.

Your feedback will help us understand how your industry or organisation could adopt Healthy Work, so our Healthy Work Plan includes a range of people's views.

Thank you for your feedback

This engagement is now closed. We are reviewing all submitted feedback and comments, alongside any other consultation that has taken place as part of this review.

For updates on this engagement please check back here, or sign up to the SafeWork Wrap newsletter for updates.

Complete a survey

This survey has concluded.


Discussion forum

What does Healthy Work mean to you?

What's your understanding of Healthy Work? Tell us what Healthy Work means to you.

The influence of leadership and workplace culture

A healthy workplace has workers and managers continually collaborating to improve the health, safety and wellbeing of all workers and by doing this, sustain the productivity of the business (World Health Organisation, 2009). How does leadership and workplace culture positively influence health and safety outcomes at your work?

Getting your business ready for Healthy Work

Do you think your business is ready to move towards Healthy Work? If not, what needs to be done to support them? In the interest of privacy, we ask you not to name your workplace or other individuals when sharing your feedback. Comments that are potentially defamatory will not be tolerated and will be removed by our moderators. Any comments unrelated to the topic will be removed. Thank you.


Privacy collection notice

Privacy collection notice

This consultation is for SafeWork NSW, Department of Customer Service.

Have your say consultations are run by the NSW Department of Customer Service (McKell Building, 2-4 Rawson Place, Haymarket NSW 2000).

We are interested in hearing from the community and will use the information we collect from you to help develop the programs and services that NSW Government provides.

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