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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 to manage the risks of machinery, vehicles and other types of plant used in rural workplaces.
The guide includes information on:
using plant in rural workplaces
selecting the most suitable vehicle for your needs, and
This information sheet provides information about managing the risks of using quad bikes in rural workplaces, including:
determining farm vehicle needs
identifying other options to find the most suitable farm vehicles.
Prevention of hazards …
This information sheet provides information on managing risks associated with steel erection work including:
who has responsibilities at the design and planning stage?
when steel erection work is classed as high risk construction work. …
Use this guide to manage risks with split rims. You should use this general guide if your workplace:
fits split rim tyres
repairs vehicles or machinery with split rim tyres.
Split rim tyres include a divided wheel, a multi-piece rim, or a multi-piece…
A random, population-based sample of 5,528 Australian workers participated in the Australian Work Exposure Study (AWES). Workers answered questions about the tasks they completed and the controls used at work. Based on their responses to those questions,…
Several European studies have reported high levels of residual chemical levels in sealed shipping containers. The Australian Customs and Border Protection Service found similar results when testing containers in Australia. These findings raise potential…
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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