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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.
Use this guide if you manage risks to workers exposed to diesel exhaust at the workplace, including:
drive-in booth operators
oil and gas workers
loading dock workers …
This infographic style poster describes three key steps to help you work safely when there is bushfire smoke in your area.
PREPARE: Preparing ahead of the bushfire event.
MONITOR: Ways to monitor local conditions.
RESPOND: Protecting …
This model Code of Practice provides guidance on managing the risk of a falls by a person from one level to another that is reasonably likely to cause injury.
It applies to all workplaces covered by the Work Health and Safety (WHS) Act and WHS …
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…
This model Code of Practice has been developed to provide practical guidance for persons who have duties to manage risks to health and safety under the WHS Act and Regulations applying in a jurisdiction. The duty is placed on persons conducting a business…
Safe Work Australia’s emerging issues surveillance program identifies new priority issues which can affect workers’ health and safety, and undertakes and disseminates research to investigate these. As part of this program, Safe Work Australia…
Use this information sheet to manage the health and safety risks of solvents at your workplace.
Solvents are widely used in workplaces. For example, they are in cleaning and degreasing materials, paints, lacquers and varnishes, adhesives, inks and …
Use this guide if you work with refractory ceramic fibres (RCF) or high biopersistence fibres and need to manage the health and safety risks to workers.
RCFs are a form of man-made fibre most commonly used as high-performance thermal insulators. They …
Use this guide if your workplace carries out electroplating.
It can also be used by workplaces undertaking:
anodizing or hot-dip galvanizing
Electroplating work uses hazardous chemicals, live electrical…
Identify, assess and control hazards
Workplace exposure standards for chemicals
Safety by industry and business
The work environment
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