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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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  • Environment; health and wellbeing; mental health

    Remote and isolated work

    How to manage the risks faced by remote or isolated workers and the legal requirements associated with these risks.

  • Plant, equipment and vehicle

    Mobile plant

    The operation of powered mobile plant at construction workplaces exposes workers to a range of risks to health and safety.

  • Plant, equipment and vehicle

    Rim wheels

    A number of hazards can occur when servicing tyres on single-piece and multi-piece rim wheels involving handling pressurised systems.

  • 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.

  • Hazardous chemicals

    Working with large quantities of hazardous chemicals

    Some places of work store, handle or use hazardous chemicals in large amounts. These places have specific work health and safety responsibilities and obligations.

  • 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.

  • Environment; material

    Melioidosis

    Working with soil and surface water, especially after high rainfall, can expose workers to melioidosis.

  • 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 manual tasks

    Hazardous manual tasks

    Sprains and strains are the most common workplace injury and the vast majority are caused by hazardous manual tasks, which is also known as manual handling. Learn what you can do 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.

  • 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.