Bushfire smoke impacts in the workplace
Crystalline silica and silicosis
Drugs and alcohol
Elevating work platforms
Lifting, pushing and pulling (Manual tasks)
Occupational lung diseases
Remote and isolated work
Sitting and standing
Slips, trips and falls
Working at heights
Working in heat
Violence and aggression
Duty holders with a role in managing the risks of hazards include:
- persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs)
- designers, manufacturers, importers, suppliers and installers of plant, substances or structures, and
Workers and other persons at the workplace also have duties under the WHS Act, such as the duty to take reasonable care for their own health and safety at the workplace.
A person can have more than one duty. More than one person can have the same duty at the same time.
Early consultation and identification of risks can allow for more options to eliminate or minimise risks and reduce the associated costs.
The WHS Regulations include more specific requirements for PCBUs to manage the risks of hazards.