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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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  • Hazardous chemicals

    Carcinogens

    Some hazardous chemicals, called carcinogens, may cause cancer. Carcinogens can be found in a variety of industries including manufacturing, construction, scientific research and healthcare.

  • Environment; health and wellbeing

    Novel coronavirus

    It doesn’t matter if you’re a worker or someone who is responsible for workers, you must identify and manage work health and safety risks including the exposure to COVID-19.

  • Hazardous manual tasks; environment; health and wellbeing;

    Slips, trips and falls

    Slips, trips and falls can happen in any workplace. Find out what causes them and how you can prevent them.

  • Environment; health and wellbeing

    Heat stress

    Working in hot and/or humid environments can be uncomfortable, but more importantly lead to a heat-related illness, which can be fatal. This page has information about the causes and sources of heat stress, types of heat-related illness and control measures.

  • Hazardous manual tasks

    Sedentary work

    If you’re sitting for more than 30 minutes at a time without taking a break, it’s likely to have an impact on your health.

  • Environment; health and wellbeing

    Ebolavirus disease (EVD)

    The risk of Ebolavirus disease (EVD) in Australia is low, however healthcare agencies are currently developing EVD preparedness plans to ensure that any potential cases can be managed safely. For more information on EVD, visit the Department of Health.

  • Health and wellbeing

    Healthy workers survey request

    Healthy Workers survey request form

  • Environment; health and wellbeing

    Occupational viral hepatitis

    Some workers are at increased risk of exposure to hepatitis A, hepatitis B or hepatitis C viruses. Watch this short film from Hepatitis Queensland to find out more about who is at risk, how to protect against infection and where to get more information about viral hepatitis.

  • Hazardous chemicals; environment; material

    Biological hazards

    Biological hazards can cause risks to workers in a number of ways. This page has information about a range of biological hazards including bacterial and viral hazards and diseases from animals.

  • Environment

    Housekeeping

    Many slips and trips are the results of poor housekeeping, and this is often a sign of a lack of clear systems and responsibilities for storage, maintenance and cleaning.

  • Hazardous manual tasks; health and wellbeing

    Safer palletising

    Loading and unloading pallets of goods or produce are repetitive tasks that can easily lead to serious injury if the risks aren't removed.

  • Hazardous chemicals; environment; material

    Non-potable water

    Non-potable water is water that is not of drinking quality, but may still be used for many other purposes, depending on its quality. Potable water is water of a quality suitable for drinking, cooking and personal bathing according to Australian guidelines.