Work health and safety information

As a national policy body Safe Work Australia does not regulate work health and safety laws. The Commonwealth, states and territories retain responsibility for regulating and enforcing work health and safety laws in their jurisdiction.

For information about regulations governing work health and safety in your workplace visit the work health and safety authority in your state or territory. View the contact details of the Commonwealth, state and territory regulators.

The following pages contain information on key industries and issues related to national work health and safety policy.

Industry pages

  • Agriculture and QuadWatch
  • Construction
  • Mining
  • Road freight transport
  • Stevedoring


  • Hazardous chemicals
    • Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS)
    • Labelling of workplace hazardous chemicals
    • Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
    • Workplace exposure standards for airborne contaminants
    • Managing risks of airborne contaminants
    • Hazardous Substance Information System
    • Hazardous chemicals library
    • Storage of flammable or combustible substance
    • Hazardous chemicals FAQs
    • Essential chemical controls for Australian Printers
  • Major Hazard Facilities (MHF)
  • Asbestos, including asbestos removal and clearances
  • Nanotechnology
  • Workplace incidents reporting
  • Diving


  • High risk work
  • Asbestos removal and clearance
  • Demolition work
  • Major Hazard Facilities (MHF)

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