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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; environment; health and wellbeing; hazardous manual tasks; plant, equipment and vehicle

    Tunnelling

    Tunnelling work is often highly complex and involves the use of a range of engineering and construction techniques, plant and equipment.

  • Environment; material

    Pig handling

    Information about working with pigs, lifting and other factors.

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

    Construction in the agriculture, foresty and fisheries workplaces

    Information about construction in the agriculture, forestry and fisheries workplaces.

  • Electricity; environment; plant, equipment and vehicle

    Work at heights

    A person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) must manage the risk of a fall from one level to another where it is likely that the person would be injured by the fall.

  • Environment; material

    Coal Workers' Pneumoconiosis (CWP)

    Coal workers’ pneumoconiosis is a lung disease most often caused by breathing in coal dust over a long period of time.

  • Environment; health and wellbeing; hazardous manual tasks

    Fruit harvesting and packaging

    Information about orchard operations, picking and emptying bags, ladders, hydraulic ladders, grading, packing and carton making, pruning equipment, and mango picking.

  • Environment; material; plant, equipment and vehicle

    Silo safety and confined spaces

    A person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) must manage the risks associated with confined space, such as a silo, at a workplace including confined space entry permits, signage, communication, emergency procedures and written risk assessments.

  • Hazardous chemicals

    Pool chemical retailers

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

  • Electricity; hazardous manual tasks; plant, equipment and vehicle

    Working at heights

    There are a number of hazards associated with elevating working at heights and work platforms (fixed, adjustable and automated).

  • Electricity; environment; plant, equipment and vehicle

    Tilt-up and pre-cast construction

    How to manage exposure to risks associated with the erection and installation of tilt-up and pre-cast concrete panels and elements on construction sites.

  • Hazardous manual tasks; plant, equipment and vehicle

    Safer ways to work out of produce bins

    Risks and solutions associated with moving produce from produce bins.

  • Environment

    Work with bird and bat droppings

    Work with bird or bat droppings can expose workers to some serious, infectious diseases. The risk from disturbing small amounts of fresh droppings is very low but grows higher from disturbing large accumulations of concentrated, dried droppings.