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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.
In May 2023, Safe Work Australia commissioned the University of Adelaide to undertake a literature review and gap analysis of the scientific evidence to inform recommendations related to the three options for prohibition on the use of engineered stone in…
This report investigates whether a short term exposure limit (STEL) should be implemented to complement the workplace exposure standard (WES) of 0.05 mg/m3 for respirable crystalline silica. A STEL is a maximum airborne concentration that a worker can be…
This report investigates the challenges of measuring airborne concentrations of respirable crystalline silica in Australian workplaces at and below 0.02 mg/m3.
The report found that at low airborne concentrations of respirable crystalline silica the…
Following approval from WHS ministers, the model Code of Practice: Managing the risks of respirable crystalline silica from engineered stone in the workplace has been varied to reflect the model Work Health and Safety Regulations (Engineered Stone)…
An information sheet about Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease including the symptoms, causes and risk factors as well as information for persons conducting a business on undertaking on how to manage these risks at work.
An information sheet for Health and Safety Representatives on how to consult with workers and identify hazards to protect workers’ health and safety and prevent occupational lung diseases. Available in .docx and .PDF formats.
An information sheet for engineered stone workers which outlines the process for persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs) to manage risks and implement control measures at work to help protect workers from developing an occupational lung…
An information sheet for engineered stone workers which outlines the process for persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs) to identify hazards at work and help protect workers from developing an occupational lung disease.
Crystalline silica and silicosis
Occupational lung disease
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