The accommodation and food services industry has a high number of work-related injuries and illnesses.
Whether it's working with livestock, using pesticides or driving a tractor, agricultural properties can be dangerous due to the combination of hazards and the context in which work is done.
Construction sites are busy places. Many contractors work side-by-side and heavy vehicles come and go. In this environment, consultation, cooperation and coordination are essential to ensure the health and safety of everyone on site.
The model WHS Regulations set out the duties a PCBU must follow to ensure the health and safety of those who carry out general and high risk diving work.
The growth and management of forests encompasses a wide variety of activities ranging from regeneration burning, site and soil preparation, seed collection, tree planting and chemical use through to tree competition control, pruning, thinning and harvesting.
Governments can improve and exemplify good WHS by considering WHS when developing, implementing and evaluating policy and using their investment and purchasing power.
The Health care and social assistance industry has a high number of work-related injuries and illnesses reported every year. Inherent risks within the industry include body stressing, manual handling, musculoskeletal disorders, slips trips and falls and working with people.
The major hazard facility regulations implement a safety case based approach to controlling major incident risks at large chemical manufacturing and storage workplaces.
The manufacturing industry has a high number of work-related fatalities, injuries and illnesses.
WHS in the mining industry is regulated by states and territories. The Australian Government does not regulate WHS in the mining industry
Seven per cent of the Australian workforce is employed in public administration and safety. The industry has an inherently high risk for mental disorders.
A total of 11% of the Australian workforce is employed in retail trade.
Small businesses account for more than 95% of all Australian businesses and are responsible for the health and safety of approximately 4.8 million workers.
Stevedoring operations are as diverse as the goods which are imported and exported from Australia. On average, the industry has more than three times the average rate of serious injuries.
Working closely together across the supply chain to understand each other’s needs improves both the health and safety of workers and organisational performance.
Road transport is one of the highest risk industries in Australia.
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