Principles of Good Work Design


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This handbook provides guidance on good work design. It includes the 10 principles relevant to any workplace, business or industry.  

You can apply the principles to designing: 

  • structures, plant and substances 

  • work, work processes and systems in general. 

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Health, illness and disease
Managing health and safety
The work environment
Identify, assess and control hazards
Sitting and standing
Sedentary work
Safe design
Good work design
Australian WHS Strategy 2012-2022