Hazards

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We've organised our information into hazard topics. Topics are listed alphabetically below.

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Hazards are anything that can cause harm. Find out how you can manage hazards, and keep yourself and your workers safe from harm.

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
  • officers.

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.