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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 chemicals

    Pool chemical retailers

    There is a range of hazards associated with the storing and handling pool chemicals in the retail sector.

  • Hazardous chemicals; material

    Flammable refrigerants

    Find out about flammable refrigerants and your responsibilities for storing and handling them.

  • Environment

    Asbestos

    Whether at work or home, exposure to asbestos fibres is very dangerous. Understanding the health and safety requirements for managing and removing asbestos will make your place of work safer for everyone.

  • Hazardous chemicals; environment; material

    Abandoned underground tanks

    Abandoned underground tanks and associated pipework are potentially dangerous and can cause explosions if they have not been made safe.

  • Plant, equipment and vehicle

    Scaffolding

    The erection, alteration, use and dismantling of scaffold exposes workers to the risk of a serious fall or being struck by falling objects, such as scaffold components, tools, or in the event of a collapse, the entire scaffold.

  • Hazardous chemicals; environment; material

    Diseases from animals

    This page includes information about animal diseases including Hendra virus, influenza, Q fever, Leptospirosis, Hydatid disease, Psittacosis, Toxoplasmosis, and information about Australian bat lyssavirus and handling bats.

  • Hazardous chemicals; electricity; environment; material; plant, equipment and vehicle

    Hazardous area classification (fire and explosion prevention)

    To assess the risk of fire and explosion, you must have a hazardous area classification wherever flammable liquids, vapours, gases and combustible dusts are used, stored and handled.

  • Hazardous chemicals; environment; material

    Respirable crystalline silica

    Dust containing respirable crystalline silica (RCS) is created by certain processes when working with materials that contain silica. When breathed in, RCS exposure over time can cause fatal lung disease. Find out more about your legal obligations to manage RCS exposure and how to keep workers safe.

  • Plant, equipment and vehicle

    On-site traffic management

    You must manage the risk of collision and injuries when vehicles and powered mobile machinery and equipment operate in the same area as pedestrians.

  • Environment

    Legionella risks from work with potting mix and compost

    Legionella bacteria are found in the environment. Human infection is most commonly caused by Legionella pneumophila found in man-made water systems such as cooling towers and spas, and Legionella longbeachae found in potting mix and compost.

  • 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.