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Workplace hazards

Managing respirable crystalline silica in bench top fabrication

Engineered and natural stone used for bench tops contains crystalline silica, also called quartz. Cutting, grinding and polishing natural or engineered stone generates respirable crystalline silica, which puts workers' health at risk. Engineered stone bench tops have a very high crystalline silica content,up to 95%.

Child care

Information on workplace health and safety in the child care industry

Coal workers’ pneumoconiosis (Black Lung Disease)

Your employment and compensation rights in regards to coal workers’ pneumoconiosis.

Fire and Explosion Prevention

A person conducting a business or undertaking must prevent the possibility of fire or explosion from an ignition of flammable substances associated with a flammable or explosive atmosphere.

Dangers in your workplace

The WHS Regulation requires all employers or self-employed people are to protect themselves and their workers from the risk of exposure to hazards.

Major Hazard Facilities (MHF)

Major Hazard Facilities (MHFs) are locations such as oil refineries, chemical plants and large fuel and chemical storage sites where large quantities of hazardous materials are stored, handled or processed.

Slips, trips and falls

Slips, trips and falls can happen in any workplace. Find out what causes a slip or trip and what you can do to stop these incidents occurring.

Transport

Includes information on specific hazards and risks in the transport industry,hazardous tasks associated with loading and unloading trucks.

Wholesale and retail trade

Includes information on specific hazards and risks in the retail and wholesale industries, including manual tasks trucks.

Last updated
04 April 2017

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