These resources are available to support people working in healthcare and social assistance.

WorkSafe's role as a regulator

Getting you home healthy and safe is what we’re working for. To achieve this aim, we need people to comply with the requirements outlined in the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 and in health and safety regulations.

WorkSafe's role as a regulator


To work safely, workers should be physically and mentally alert. This means that fatigue is a potential risk. Persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs) and workers have a responsibility to manage fatigue at work.

Find information about fatigue, and managing the risks of shift work.


Mental health

Mental health is an important part of the working environment, and organisations have a responsibility to ensure they are providing a workplace which looks after the mental health of staff. Because everyone experiences mental health, every workplace should support Mentally Healthy Work.

Mentally Healthy Work

Bullying and sexual harassment

Musculoskeletal health

Information about musculoskeletal disorders, commonly known as sprains and strains, discomfort, pain, or injury.

These are injuries and conditions affecting the muscles, ligaments, bones, tendons, blood vessels, and nerves. These occur when work demands lead or contribute to pain, discomfort, or injury.

Musculoskeletal disorders

Worker voice

Worker participation is essential to keep workplaces healthy and safe. The best health and safety outcomes are achieved when a PCBU and its workers work together.

Worker engagement and participation