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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.
An asbestos register is a workplace safety management tool that records the location, type, condition and date of identification of all asbestos and asbestos containing materials at your workplace.
If you are a person with management or control of a…
This model Code of Practice provides guidance on managing the risks of demolition work.
You should use this Code if you:
manage or control a workplace where demolition work is carried out
carry out demolition work.
In this model Code, the…
This model Code of Practice sets out the legal duties for licensed and unlicensed asbestos removal.
This Code is for people involved in asbestos removal at work, including at residential premises. It applies if you:
hired someone to remove asbestos…
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 guide is to help major hazard facility (MHF) operators provide information to the local community and authorities about their MHF. It should include what the community should do if a major incident occurs at the facility.
This guide helps …
The guide helps doctors to monitor the health of workers exposed to asbestos.
Examples of work with asbestos include:
removing asbestos and demolition work
maintenance workers like electricians, computer cabling installers and air-conditioning…
Use this model Code of Practice if you design structures that will be used, or could reasonably be expected to be used, as a workplace. This includes architects, building designers and engineers.
This model Code is also relevant for anyone making…
This model Code of Practice provides guidance on managing risks of plant in the workplace.
Use this Code if you:
manage or control plant in the workplace
install, construct and commission plant.
Plant is a major cause of work-related death and…
This guide will help you identify low density asbestos fibre board (LDB) and will provide you with information about managing and handling LDB.
You should use this guide if you think you may have LDB in your workplace, are a worker who handles or is…
The Construction industry profile contains summary data relating to injuries incurred by workers employed in the construction industry as well as work-related fatalities. It is a useful summary resource for anyone with an interest in work-related injuries…
This fact sheet will help you understand what is a ‘minor contamination’ of asbestos-containing dust or debris in the workplace.
It should be read together with the relevant model Code of Practices:
model Code of Practice – How to manage and…
Occupational lung disease
Safety by industry and business
The work environment
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