Reports of workplace health and safety problems at the Department of Justice and Attorney General

Posted February 5, 2014 by Together Queensland

There are concerns about reports of workplace health and safety problems at the Department of Justice and Attorney General in a recently published Public Service Commission survey.

Together Secretary Alex Scott said today, “It’s appalling that more than 600 DJAG workers are overloaded at work*, people and services are suffering,” Together Secretary Alex Scott said today.

“Hundreds of DJAG workers also indicated they are burned out by their work^ and hundreds more registered their work has a negative impact on their health+.”

It’s believed it’s possible the workplace over loading problem is under reported.

“We are concerned these reports are symptoms of public services shortages affecting the quality of the services at DJAG as well as workplace health and safety,” Mr Scott said.

Those working at the Department of Justice and Attorney General provide public services across a spectrum including Workplace Health and Safety, Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation as well as the Office of Fair Trading and Births, Deaths and Marriages.

Source: PSC Survey

*More than 600 DJAG workers of 2013 respondents reported they are overloaded at work or 35.1 per cent.

^ More than 600 DJAG workers of 2004 respondents reported they are burned out by their work or 28.7 per cent.

+ More than 500 DJAG workers of 2011 respondents reported their work negatively impacts their health or 25.9 per cent.

 


Authorised Alex Scott, Secretary, Together.
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