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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 guide helps doctors monitor the health of workers exposed to inorganic lead.
Lead (CAS 7439-92-1) is a soft, metallic, blue-grey, heavy metal. You might come across lead at work as a dust or fume in a pure, oxide or salt form.
You can find lead…
This model Code of Practice provides guidance on how to meet the standards of work health and safety (WHS) required under the WHS Act and Regulations in relation to construction work.
In this model Code, the word:
'should' indicates a recommended…
The model Work Health and Safety (Blood Lead Removal Levels) amended Regulations 2018 – model provisions amends:
R394 Meaning of lead risk work
R407 Frequency of biological monitoring
R415 Removal of worker from lead risk work
This guide provides information for persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs) involving the supply of workers (labour hire PCBUs) to work for another business or undertaking (host PCBUs) on complying with their health and safety duties under…
This Decision Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) is the result of Safe Work Australia’s review of the current toxicological information and overseas trends in the regulation of lead in the workplace. It examines options to reduce the adverse health…
The Australian Work Exposures Study (AWES) was a national survey conducted by the Western Australian Institute of Medical Research (WAIMR) in 2011–12 that investigated work-related exposures among Australian workers to 38 known or suspected carcinogens.…
Under the model Work Health and Safety Laws, workplaces that handle or use hazardous chemicals must use the hierarchy of controls to manage health and safety risks.
This video shows you how to use the hierarchy and choose the best controls.
Identify, assess and control hazards
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