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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 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 model Code of Practice guides you on how to develop a safety data sheet for a hazardous chemical manufactured or imported in Australia for:
This Code of Practice also applies if you manufacture or import hazardous chemicals…
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,…
Biomechanical demands such as repetitive hand or arm movements, lifting heavy loads or working in awkward postures contribute to the development or worsening of inflammatory or degenerative musculoskeletal disorders. However, little is known about…
This report provides information on the risks associated with caring for obese and bariatric patients, including:
treatment while in hostel/hospital care.
Workers using hand-held power tools – such as jack-hammers, chainsaws, grinders, drills, riveters and impact wrenches – may be exposed to harmful levels of hard-arm vibration (HAV).
This information sheet is on how to manage the risk of HAV in the…
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…
There has been very little published about how and why interventions by regulators influence work health and safety compliance and outcomes. This review aimed to identify possible mechanisms that may explain why interventions by regulators influence…
Evaluation and interventions research
Public administration and safety
Research and studies
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