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Gas appliances, after installation, become part of the house and tend to be neglected and forgotten until something goes wrong or they stop working as they should. Like other machines, gas appliances become inefficient, unreliable and may even pose a safety hazard if not serviced regularly. ' For...
Gas appliances
Toolkits Sample presentation: Preventing and managing aggression in the workplace for employees Sample Aggression in the workplace prevention policy Sample Aggression in the workplace risk management toolkit Information for employers Contact list Code of practice: Violence, aggression and bullying...
Aggression
The Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 places a duty of care on employers and employees. This page explains these requirements and provides key messages for employers, employees, OSH professionals and safety and health representatives to assist in preventing and managing aggression in the...
Aggression
Aggression in the workplace can be defined as ‘any incident in which employees and other people are abused, threatened or assaulted at work’. Within this definition, threat means any statement or behaviour that leads a person to believe they are in danger of being physically attacked. This can be...
Aggression
If you have mental health concerns, you could contact one of the following helplines or organisations. Your local General Practitioner may also be of assistance. Agency or Company Telephone Contact Mental Health Emergency Response Line – for a psychiatric emergency assessment and advisory service...
Aggression
Two types of training should be considered at every workplace where manual tasks are performed and potentially hazardous.- risk management for manual tasks and task specific training. These have been outlined in the Manual Task Code of Practice (2010) . Risk management training Everyone involved in...
Manual tasks
Following the report of a manual task injury or musculoskeletal disorder, it is important to investigate and manage the condition. The sooner both processes are actioned, the more successful the outcome is likely to be. Investigation Following the report of a manual task injury or musculoskeletal...
Manual tasks
Following the report of a manual task injury or musculoskeletal disorder, it is important to investigate and manage the condition. The sooner both processes are actioned, the more successful the outcome is likely to be. Preventing first time and recurrent injuries It is important to place effort in...
Manual tasks
The OSH Act and regulations place certain duties on employers, employees, self-employed people, manufacturers, designers, importers and suppliers and must be complied with. Duties include: Not exposing workers to hazards Providing information, instruction and training Conducting risk assessments...
Manual tasks
Manual tasks refers to any activity or sequence of activities that requires a person to use their physical body (musculoskeletal system) to perform work including: manual handling (the use of force in lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling, carrying or otherwise moving, holding or restraining any...
Manual tasks

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Promote safety by using an event poster.
WorkSafe
Poster
29 Aug 2017
Choose a poster to display at your workplace to raise awareness of the importance of staying safe at work or create your own by using one of the editable word posters. This editable Word posters can...
WorkSafe
Poster
24 Aug 2016
A common element of many recent fatal and serious injuries has been people in close proximity to vehicles or mobile plant. People who work with or near vehicles and mobile plant are most at risk...
WorkSafe
Alert
22 Jul 2016
Any hearing injury is irreversible and the hearing loss is permanent. Display this poster in your workplace as a reminder of ways they can protect their hearing.
WorkSafe
Poster
24 Aug 2015
WorkSafe is currently conducting an inspection campaign on noise in the manufacturing industry. T he main objective of the program is to raise awareness of how noise hazards should be assessed and...
WorkSafe
Checklist
24 Aug 2015
WorkSafe
Information
28 Jul 2015
Certain carcinogenic substances are specifically controlled under OSH Regulations 5.28-5.42 and Schedules 5.4-5.6. These regulations include requirements for use of the carcinogens to be approved by...
WorkSafe
Information
29 Jun 2015
WorkSafe
Directory
20 Apr 2015
World Day for Safety and Health at Work and Workers' Memorial Day is Thursday 28 April 2016. Download and display these posters in your workplace to help prevent future incidents and remember those...
WorkSafe
Poster
22 Apr 2016
The principles applied to maintaining the safety and health of all people associated and affected by our department.
Corporate
Policies
01 Jul 2016

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