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Appendix 2: Model Codes and guidance material

This appendix provides a complete list of published supporting material for the model WHS laws.

Model Codes of Practice

The following model Codes of Practice have been finalised for implementation under the IGA.

  • Abrasive Blasting
  • Confined Spaces
  • Construction Work
  • Demolition Work
  • Excavation Work
  • First Aid in the Workplace
  • Hazardous Manual Tasks
  • How to Manage and Control Asbestos in the Workplace
  • How to Manage Work Health and Safety Risks
  • How to Safely Remove Asbestos
  • Labelling of Workplace Hazardous Chemicals
  • Managing Electrical Risks at the Workplace
  • Managing Noise and Preventing Hearing Loss at Work
  • Managing Risks of Hazardous Chemicals in the Workplace
  • Managing Risks of Plant in the Workplace
  • Managing the Risk of Falls at Workplaces
  • Managing the Work Environment and Facilities
  • Preparation of Safety Data Sheets for Hazardous Chemicals
  • Preventing Falls in Housing Construction
  • Safe Design of Structures
  • Spray Painting and Powder Coating
  • Welding Processes
  • Work Health and Safety Consultation Cooperation and Coordination

Guidance material

Safe Work Australia publishes a range of guidance material to provide information on the model WHS laws and to assist compliance. Safe Work Australia has developed the following guides.

  • Cash-in-transit
  • Controlling Risks Associated with Electroplating guide
  • Dealing with Workplace Bullying – a Worker’s Guide
  • Fatigue Management – a Worker’s Guide
  • Forestry Operations
  • Formwork and Falsework
  • Guidance for the Safe Design, Manufacture, Import and Supply of Plant
  • Guidance of the Classification of Hazardous Chemicals under the WHS Regulations
  • Guidance on the Interpretation of Workplace Exposure Standards for Airborne Contaminants
  • Guide for Handling and Transporting Cash
  • Guide for Managing Risks from High Pressure Water Jetting
  • Guide for Managing Risks Involving Heritage Plant
  • Guide for Managing the Risk of Fatigue at Work
  • Guide for Preventing and Responding to Cyanide Poisoning in the Workplace
  • Guide for Preventing and Responding to Workplace Bullying
  • Guide for Tunnelling Work
  • Guide on Exposure to Solar Ultraviolet Radiation (UVR)
  • Guide to Growing and Managing Forests
  • Guide to Handling Refractory Ceramic Fibres
  • Guide to Managing Risks Associated with Foundry Work
  • Guide to Managing Risks in Cable Logging
  • Guide to Managing Risks when New and Inexperienced Persons Interact with Horses
  • Guide to the model Work Health and Safety (WHS) Act
  • Guide to the model Work Health and Safety (WHS) Regulations
  • Hazardous Chemicals Requiring Health Monitoring
  • Health Monitoring for Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals – Guide for Persons Conducting a Business or Undertaking
  • Health Monitoring for Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals – Guide for Workers
  • Health Monitoring for Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals – Guide for Medical Practitioners
  • How to Determine what is Reasonably Practicable to Meet a Health and Safety Duty
  • Industrial Lift Trucks
  • Major Hazards Facilities guides
  • Safe Handling and Use of Carbon Nanotubes
  • Scaffolds and Scaffolding Work
  • Traffic Management guides
  • Worker Representation and Participation guide
  • Working in the Vicinity of Overhead and Underground Electric Lines
  • Workplace Amusement Devices
  • Workplace Traffic Management

Fact Sheets

Safe Work Australia has developed a series of work health and safety fact sheets to provide guidance for persons conducting a business or undertaking.

  • Agriculture Forestry and Fishing fact sheet
  • Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy 2012-2022 fact sheet
  • Classification of Carbon Nanotubes as Hazardous Chemicals fact sheet
  • Codes of Practice and Guidance Material fact sheet
  • Construction fact sheet
  • Electrical Risks at the Workplace fact sheet
  • Emergency Plans fact sheet
  • Emissions of Nanomaterials during Machining Processes information sheet
  • Falling Objects fact sheet
  • First Aiders fact sheet
  • Hand-arm Vibration fact sheet
  • Hazardous Chemicals Register fact sheet
  • Health and Community Services fact sheet
  • How Volunteer Organisations can Comply with the model Work Health and Safety (WHS) Act fact sheet
  • Incident Notification fact sheet
  • Jurisdictional Progress Against Targets fact sheet
  • Labour Hire, Duties of a Person Conducting a Business or Undertaking fact sheet
  • Laser Classification and Potential hazards fact sheet
  • Managing Risks to Health and Safety at the Workplace fact sheet
  • Manufacturing fact sheet
  • Measuring and Assessing Emissions of Nanomaterials from Processes information sheet
  • Mining fact sheet
  • Minor Contamination’ of Asbestos-Containing Dust or Debris fact sheet
  • Preventing Psychological Injury Under Work Health and Safety Laws fact sheet
  • Priority Industries fact sheet
  • Priority Mechanisms fact sheet
  • Progress Against Targets fact sheet
  • Review of Hazards and Health Effects of Inorganic Lead information sheet
  • Safe Handling and Use of Carbon Nanotubes in the Workplace information sheet
  • Safety Hazards of Engineered Nanomaterials information sheet
  • Slips and Trips fact sheet
  • Transport and Storage fact sheet
  • Understanding Hazardous Chemical Labels fact sheet
  • Understanding Safety Data Sheets for Hazardous Chemicals fact sheet
  • Volunteers ‘Officers’ and their Duties under the model Work Health and Safety (WHS) Act fact sheet
  • Volunteers and the model Work Health and Safety (WHS) Act fact sheet
  • Volunteers Organisations and the model Work Health and Safety (WHS) Act fact sheet
  • Volunteers Resource kit
  • Whole-body Vibration fact sheet
  • Workers’ Compensation Legislation and Psychological Injury fact sheet

Appendix 3: Advertising and market research

During 2013-14 Safe Work Australia spent the following amount on advertising and market research.

Advertising cost Provider Reason for placement
$4 575 Australian Public Service Commission 2013–14 subscription to
APS Jobs

Appendix 4: Ecologically sustainable development and environmental performance

Section 516A of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 requires that government
organisations report annually on their environmental performance and contribute to ecologically sustainable development (ESD).

  • Safe Work Australia’s operations reflect ESD principles by:
  • operating a paper, plastic, glass and cardboard recycling program
  • the effective use of electricity by using efficient office machinery
  • paper and toner cartridge recycling
  • the use of energy efficient computer monitors
  • low wattage lights used throughout the Safe Work Australia office
  • operating lighting via motion sensors on the lights to reduce energy consumption, and
  • reduction in paper usage by centralising printers and setting them to double-sided printing as a default.

Print on demand is mandatory for all employees to reduce the use of paper across the agency as well as the number of individual printers being used.

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