Everyone has the right to be and feel safe at work.
As systems manager, the Department of Health provides guidance to Victorian health services (the employer) to ensure that the right systems are in place to address occupational health and safety concerns, and that Victorian health services are safe places to work, and free from occupational hazards.
The department isimplementing a range of initiatives to grow the capability of health services to address bullying and harassment, occupational violence and aggression, and the impact of family violence.
Occupational violence and aggression
The department is taking action to address occupational violence and aggression in Victorian health services.
Bullying and harassment
The department is working to eliminate bullying and harassment in the Victorian healthcare system by driving a consistent approach to culture change.
Preventing back injuries in nursing
An overview of the Victorian Nurses Back Injury Prevention Project established in 1998 to address the high proportion of back injuries incurred by nurses.
Reviewed 22 May 2023