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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
Millions of Australians work in offices. It is important that employers provide a safe and healthy environment in office places. This document is based on WorkSafe Victoria's Officewise - A guide to health and safety in the office
Office safety
This page contains frequently asked questions on office safety. Should I be sitting all day? No, sitting all day has been proven to be detrimental to both our musculoskeletal health and cardiovascular health. It is important to get a variety of different postures and movements into your day. How do...
Office safety
One of the objects of the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 (the OSH Act) is to foster cooperation and consultation between employers and employees and associations representing employers and employees.
Consultation, accommodation and volunteers
When a hazard is identified or an injury occurs, they need to be investigated as soon as possible and control methods implement where required. In some situations, there may be different opinions relating to a safety and health matter at the workplace. There need not be a dispute for a matter to...
About WorkSafe
WorkSafe is working with employers, employees and employee representatives to set up and maintain systems of work so that employees are not exposed to hazards. This page explains how we are setting priorities so that our joint efforts make the greatest possible impact on workplace deaths and lost...
About WorkSafe
Changes have occurred to the requirements to operate forklifts in Western Australia. The National Licensing Standard requires operators of forklifts to hold a National Licence issued by WorkSafe. Types of forklifts covered by the National Licensing Standard The National Licensing Standard requires...
Forklifts

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Using a trolley can reduce the risk of injury from manual tasks. However the trolley must suit: the task and the materials being loaded; the physical characteristics of the person using it; and the...
WorkSafe
Information
02 Mar 2016
This occupational safety and health (OSH) newsletter has been developed to provide information and assistance to employers, self-employed persons, persons having control of workplaces and employees...
WorkSafe
Checklist
16 Dec 2015
WorkSafe has developed this newsletter to provide information and assistance to employers operating inflatable waterslides in Western Australia. This newsletter will assist you with identifying...
WorkSafe
Checklist
16 Nov 2015
During 2015/16 financial year WorkSafe will be conducting an inspection program looking at safety issues in the road freight transport industry with a view to increase awareness of safety issues...
WorkSafe
Checklist
13 Oct 2015
About WorkSafe, inspectors and the notices provides an overview of WorkSafe and the powers of its inspectors.
WorkSafe
Information
09 Oct 2015
This document can be used by people who operate, supervise or manage tilt tray vehicles that are capable of self loading plant and equipment on to the vehicle for transport purposes. The advice in...
WorkSafe
Bulletin
11 Sep 2015
WorkSafe has developed this publication for the vegetable growing industry with a view to increase awareness of safety issues faced by this industry. Please take the time to read the relevant parts...
WorkSafe
Checklist
11 Sep 2015
Create a poster using your own images to promote safety in your workplace. These editable Word posters can be created in Word 7 or above. Instructions Open either the dark text or white text version...
WorkSafe
Poster
08 Sep 2015
Use these resources to promote safety in your workplace.
WorkSafe
Promotions
03 Oct 2017
Promote safety by using an event poster.
WorkSafe
Poster
29 Aug 2017

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