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New National Medical Standards for Rail Workers

2 November 2012, 9:07am

Changes to the National Standard for Health Assessment of RailCorp Rail Safety Workers, have been approved by State Transport Ministers.

A new National Standard relating to obesity and sleep apnoea will come into effect on 20 January, 2013.  A worker is to be assessed as part of their next scheduled health assessment.  

These effects are relevant to both Category 1 and Category 2 Safety Critical Workers.  

The RTBU has had discussions with the National Transport Commission and industry employer groups and as a result of our negotiations, RTBU members will only be assessed as part of their next assessment – whenever that falls due. 

The Rail Tram and Bus Union want to provide you with relevant information to help you meet the standards. So we are conducting “Fit, Healthy & United” road shows in November with rt health fund officers to explain the changes for Rail Safety Workers.  In addition, the rt health officers, (Dr) Dr Jui Tham and Nurse will be conducting general health checks such as:  blood pressure readings and BMI calculations.  

The depots identified thus far for visits are: 

Flemington                  Tuesday 6 November             8.30am – 11.30 am                 Top Carpark 

Mortdale                     Tuesday 6 November             1.00pm – 4.00pm                    Carpark 

Central                        Friday 9 November                 8.30am – 4.00pm                    Next to Platform 15  

For further information on the National Standard for Health Assessment of Rail Safety Workers, you can contact your Union Head Office Organiser or visit our website: www.rtbu-nsw.asn.au

Click the link below to read about sleep disorders from the National Standard for Health Assessment of Rail Safety Workers

Downloadable files

National Standard for Health Assessment of Rail Safety Workers, Section 18.6 Sleep Disorders (350kb)

Contact details

Alex Claassens
Branch Secretary
Ph: 02 9264 2511
Fax: 02 9261 1342
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