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Know your duties - a tool for working safely
This tool provides information about duties under the model WHS laws, including duties for PCBUs and workers in the agriculture industry, how to meet these duties, and hazards you may face working in agriculture.
This fact sheet provides information for persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs) who are working as part of a contractual chain.
A contractual chain refers to the situation where, in relation to the same project or work matter, there are…
This guide helps doctors monitor the health of workers exposed to nickel.
Nickel (CAS 7440-02-0) is a hard, silver-white metal that exists naturally in the earth’s crust. It’s in small amounts in food, water, air and soil.
The main uses of nickel are…
This guide helps doctors to monitor the health of workers exposed to organophosphate pesticides.
Organophosphate (OPs) insecticides are widely used on a large variety of crops. Examples of work activities involving OPs include:
This model Code of Practice has been developed to provide practical guidance on how to manage health and safety risks associated with hazardous chemicals for persons conducting a business or undertaking who use chemicals in their workplace.
This guide is for workers who use hazardous chemicals.
It explains what you and the person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) responsible for your workplace must do to monitor your health and keep you as safe as possible.
This guide helps doctors monitor the health of workers exposed to trichloroethylene.
Trichloroethylene is a non-flammable chlorinated solvent used as a metal degreaser and electrical equipment cleaner. We also use it in glues, water-proofing agents,…
This guide helps doctors monitor the health of workers exposed to toluene.
Toluene (CAS 108-88-3) is a colourless, highly flammable and volatile liquid that smells like benzene. It can be in the air of a workroom as vapour.
This guide helps doctors monitor the health of workers exposed to styrene.
Styrene (CAS 100-42-5) is a monocyclic aromatic hydrocarbon. Styrene is a colourless, oily liquid with a sweet smell. The odour threshold for styrene is less than 1 part per…
This model Code of Practice provides guidance on:
identifying hazardous manual tasks
assessing the risks that may contribute to a musculoskeletal disorder
eliminating or minimising those risks.
Most jobs involve manual tasks, such as lifting,…
Lifting, pushing and pulling
Model WHS Laws
Model Work Health and Safety Laws
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