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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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  • 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.

  • Hazardous chemicals; environment; material

    Dry sweeping

    Dry sweeping should only be used as a cleaning method when other options are not reasonably practicable. Sweeping with brooms and other tools can make respirable crystalline silica dust airborne.

  • Hazardous chemicals; environment; material

    Drivable saws

    Using a drivable saw to cut masonry, concrete, stone or other silica-containing materials can generate respirable crystalline silica dust. When inhaled over time, the small particles of silica dust can irreversibly damage the lungs.

  • Hazardous chemicals; environment; material

    Crushing machines

    Using crushing machines to reduce the size of large rocks, concrete, or construction rubble can generate respirable crystalline silica dust. When inhaled, the small particles of silica can irreversibly damage the lungs

  • Hazardous chemicals; environment; material

    Core saws or drills

    Using a core saw or drill (including rig-mounted and handheld core drilling) can generate respirable crystalline silica dust. When inhaled over time, the small particles of silica can irreversibly damage the lungs.

  • Health and wellbeing

    Healthy workers survey

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

  • Hazardous chemicals

    Carcinogens

    Some hazardous chemicals, called carcinogens, may cause cancer. Carcinogens can be found in a variety of industries including manufacturing, construction, scientific research and healthcare.

  • Health and wellbeing

    Managing chronic disease at work

    With many Queensland workers affected by chronic disease, it is important to identify and manage chronic disease risk factors at work.

  • Health and wellbeing

    Healthy workplace audit tool

    Use the healthy workplace audit tool to assess workplace systems and environments and identify areas for improvement.

  • Hazardous chemicals; environment; material

    Compressed air and blowers

    Using compressed air or blowers can make respirable crystalline silica dust that has settled become airborne. When inhaled over time, the small particles of silica can irreversibly damage the lungs.