As an individual, we all have our own health concerns. Whether it’s the damaged knee from that old footy injury, high blood pressure, or a mental health condition, we’ve all been to the GP and understand our own limitations. But it’s important health conditions are shared between employee and employer to ensure that if anything happens on-the-job, the most accurate emergency response can be provided. If appropriate, work can be tailored to you to not put you at risk.
As an employee, it’s up to you as to how much information you share with your employer. However, with the protection of workplace laws and regulations, the more detailed the information you can provide, the more likely you will be able to access tailored help in an emergency. Your information must be kept confidential.