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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 information sheet provides practical guidance for persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs) on managing work health and safety (WHS) risks when workers are doing computer-based work from home.
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…
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…
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…
This report, the first from the occupational skin disease database, can be considered a preliminary description of the working population and substances associated with occupational skin disease in Australia.
It consists of an analysis of 18 years of…
While the use of asbestos has been banned in Australia since 2003, in the past there was widespread use of asbestos in buildings. Construction and maintenance workers may be more likely to be involved in work that can disturb asbestos.
This study was…
Hazard surveillance research
Occupational disease research
Occupational lung disease
Research and studies
Safety by industry and business
The work environment
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