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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Environment; plant, equipment and vehicle
This section includes information on specific hazards and risks in the diving, snorkelling industry and recreational water activities industry.
Lyngbya majuscula is a toxic, blue-green algae that can cause severe irritation to the eyes, skin, and respiratory or gastrointestinal systems. Learn how to manage the risks.
Hazardous chemicals; electricity; hazardous manual tasks; plant, equipment and vehicle
Find out how to manage the workplace risks associated with welding.
Hazardous chemicals; environment; material
Some hazardous chemicals, called carcinogens, may cause cancer. Carcinogens can be found in a variety of industries including manufacturing, construction, scientific research and healthcare.
Hazardous chemicals; electricity; plant, equipment and vehicle
Licences are required for workers carrying out certain classes of high risk work.
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.