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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; material

    Infection risks from work with sewage

    Work with sewage, including untreated (raw) sewage, sludge, effluent water, grit, septic tank waste and biosolids, can expose workers to infection risks.

  • Hazardous chemicals; environment; material

    Nanotechnology

    Nanotechnology is the controlling of matter on an atomic and molecular scale. The small size and some of the unique properties of engineered nanomaterials have raised concerns that there might be implications for human health and safety.

  • Electricity

    Electrical safety for plumbers

    Before installing water meters or repairing or replacing metal water services, plumbers and their assistants should plan and use a safe system of work to prevent or minimise the risk of electric shock.

  • Electricity

    Installing smoke alarms

    From 1 January 2017 every Queensland residence must have interconnected photoelectric smoke alarms. There is a 10-year phased rollout.

  • Hazardous chemicals; environment

    Carbon monoxide in breathing air during air compressor use

    Compressed air can be used to supply clean breathing air to respiratory protective equipment. However, there is a risk that the air supplied by compressors powered by internal combustion engines can be contaminated with harmful gases and substances, including carbon monoxide.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Environment; health and wellbeing

    Q fever

    Q fever is an infectious disease that is spread from animals to people. It is caused by bacteria called Coxiella burnetii.

  • Environment

    Legionnaires’ disease

    Legionellosis is a collective term for diseases caused by Legionella bacteria, including the most serious, Legionnaires' disease, as well as the less serious condition of Pontiac fever. This page has information to help manage and minimise the risk of Legionella at your place of work.

  • 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.