Research and studies

Biological hazards are organic substances that pose a threat to the health of humans and other living organisms. They include pathogenic micro-organisms, viruses (e.g.

This report provides information on the risks associated with caring for obese and bariatric patients, including: 

  • transporting patients  

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 invol

This 2006 report is a literature-based review of: 

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

This report provides a profile of the occupational and demographic characteristics of workers who reported dermal (or skin) exposure to chemicals at work, as well as the types of controls with whic

This report investigates the exposure of office workers to nanoparticle emissions during the use of laser printers and provides guidance on minimising exposure to nanoparticle emissions in office e

Safe Work Australia is conducting the Motivations, Attitudes, Perceptions and Skills (MAPS) project to focus attention on the socio-psychological factors that shape organisations’ and individuals’