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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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  • Environment; material

    Coal Workers' Pneumoconiosis (CWP)

    Coal workers’ pneumoconiosis is a lung disease most often caused by breathing in coal dust over a long period of time.

  • Material; plant, equipment and vehicle

    Concrete pumping

    Hazards, risks and other information related to concrete pumping.

  • Electricity; environment; plant, equipment and vehicle

    Work at heights

    The work health and safety regulation sets out specific control measures that are required where there is a risk of a fall of at least three metres in housing construction work and two metres in other construction work.

  • Electricity

    Construction wiring

    Construction wiring is a term used for the electrical installation that supplies temporary power to a construction site.

  • Hazardous chemicals

    Laboratories

    Laboratories are unique in that they often have relatively small quantities, but many different hazardous chemicals. This presents unique safety management challenges.

  • Electricity

    Electrical work in declared disasters

    This page has information about electrical work within a declared disaster situation, undertaking repair and reinstatement work within a declared disaster situation, volunteering and notifying availability.

  • Environment; plant, equipment and vehicle

    Manual tasks and noise

    Employers or self-employed people in the agriculture, forestry and fisheries industry need to protect themselves and their workers from the risk of exposure to excessive noise and manual tasks.

  • Hazardous manual tasks; plant, equipment and vehicle

    Safety with tyre fitting

    Any industry that uses heavy vehicles faces the risk of workers being injured while fitting tyres.

  • Hazardous manual tasks; plant, equipment and vehicle

    Safe handling when securing loads on trucks

    Workers risk traumatic injuries and musculoskeletal disorders when securing loads on trucks.

  • Hazardous manual tasks; plant, equipment and vehicle

    Load restraint devices to tension chains

    Load restraint devices to tension chains are commonly used in the transport industry.

  • Environment; hazardous manual tasks; plant, equipment and vehicle

    Confined spaces

    Confined spaces that may be found on a construction site include some types of excavations or trenches, drainage or sewerage pipes, and crawl spaces.

  • Hazardous manual tasks; plant, equipment and vehicle

    Securing loads on trucks

    This page has guidance on how to secure loads on trucks safely.