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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

    Pig handling

    Information about working with pigs, lifting and other factors.

  • Hazardous chemicals; environment; plant, equipment and vehicle

    Spray painting and powder coating

    Spray painting is an efficient way to apply high-quality paint coatings to a wide range of surfaces, and it’s used in a variety of industries. Despite its benefits, the process is hazardous and presents a range of health and safety risks that need to be controlled.

  • Environment; hazardous manual tasks

    Cattle handling

    Cattle are more unpredictable during cold windy weather, where cows have calves or if bulls are in proximity to cows in season.

  • Hazardous manual tasks; plant, equipment and vehicle

    Safe design and use of cattle crates

    This page has information about safe design and use of cattle crates.

  • Hazardous manual tasks; plant, equipment and vehicle

    Safer field palletising on harvest aids

    Risks and solutions associated with handling loads when manually loading crates, boxes or bags of produce onto pallets in a harvest aid.

  • Hazardous manual tasks; plant, equipment and vehicle

    Safe operation of fixed plant in packing sheds

    Risks and solutions associated with specialised plant in enclosed environments such as farm packing sheds.

  • Environment; plant, equipment and vehicle

    Safe loading and unloading of cattle

    In Queensland there have been many incidents where workers have been seriously or fatally injured during the loading or unloading of cattle.

  • Hazardous manual tasks; plant, equipment and vehicle

    Stockyard design

    Many accidents occur on farms as a result of run-down and unsafe stockyards. Poorly designed stockyards result in more handling hours and increase the risk of injury to both the handler and stock.

  • Hazardous chemicals; material

    Flammable refrigerants

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

  • Plant, equipment and vehicle

    Forklifts

    Forklift trucks refer to an industrial lift truck equipped with a vertically elevating load carriage frame.

  • Environment

    Horse handling

    Horses have the strength, speed and ability to cause injury if they are not handled properly.

  • Hazardous chemicals

    Anhydrous ammonia

    Anhydrous ammonia is a colourless gas that has a strong smell and is toxic, corrosive and flammable. It serves as an effective industrial refrigerant gas, which presents unique challenges to safely manage.