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Hazards index

Hazards are anything that can cause harm and every place of work has them. Understanding the hazards at your work can help you manage risks and keep workers safe and healthy.

This information will help you identify the hazards at your work and the steps you can take to reduce or remove risks for yourself and your workers.

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  • Hazardous manual tasks; plant, equipment and vehicle

    Knives at work

    Knives are a common cause of injury at work. Workers who handle knives and sharp-edged objects are at risk of cutting themselves or others, or having a serious strain or sprain injury.

  • Hazardous chemicals

    Flammable and combustible liquids

    Find out about how the Globally Harmonised System defines a flammable liquid and your responsibilities for storing and handling them.

  • Hazardous chemicals; environment; health and wellbeing; material

    Infection risks from flood recovery and response work

    Workers who are involved with flood recovery and response work may be exposed to infection risks from contact with contaminated floodwater, soil and mud.

  • Environment

    Bushfire smoke

    Ongoing bushfire activity can decrease air quality and may affect the health of all workers, not just those involved in fighting fires.

  • Hazardous chemicals

    Controlling fire and explosion risks

    Fire and explosion can have catastrophic consequences. You must control ignition sources such as naked lights, sparks and mobile phones where flammable atmospheres may exist.

  • Environment; material

    Lead

    Lead can be inhaled through dust or fumes or swallowed through eating contaminated food or smoking with contaminated fingers. Untreated lead poisoning in adults, children and pets can be fatal.

  • Hazardous chemicals; environment; material

    Hazardous dusts

    All airborne dust is hazardous to health. Dust can contain a range of materials including sand, dirt, pollen, minerals, wood, micro-organisms, and vehicle and industrial exhausts.

  • Mental health

    Mental health

    Psychological health and safety is about protecting the psychological health of workers, in the same way that we protect their physical health. Find out how you can play an active role in ensuring the psychological health and safety of workers.

  • Electricity

    Electricity

    Electricity can kill if you give it the chance. Learn about your legal obligations and the steps you can take to stay safe when working around electricity.

  • Health and wellbeing

    Health and wellbeing

    The work people do can positively or negatively affect their health. There are many ways that organisations can improve their work processes to improve productivity and workers' health and to reduce chronic disease risks.

  • Hazardous chemicals

    Hazardous chemicals

    Hazardous chemicals are common in a wide variety of workplaces. Businesses must identify the hazards of all the hazardous chemicals onsite and safely manage their storage and handling and use.

  • Health and wellbeing

    Healthy workers survey

    Use this survey to create a profile of your workforce’s health and wellbeing status.