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Workplace hazards

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.

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.

Hazardous exposures

Exposure to hazardous substances in the workplace can lead to a variety of health and safety issues. Implementing control measures to prevent or to adequately control exposure can assist in preventing ill health, injury or death.

Health care and social assistance

Information useful for services related to hospital and allied health, aged and community care, and child care services.

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.

Noise

Managing the risk of hearing loss from exposure to noise at work includes protecting workers from noise in excess of the noise exposure standard and providing audiometric testing for certain workers. Designers, manufacturers, importers and suppliers of noise emitting plant also have responsibilities.

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.

Storms and floods

It's important for employers and workers to be prepared for the threat of a natural disaster. Below is important health and safety information about what to do before, during and after a natural disaster strikes.

Wholesale and retail trade

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

Last updated
22 February 2017

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