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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
The table below provides information on when Construction Training Induction Card is required (Based on draft National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work) Guidance on inclusions and exclusions Safety awareness training required Safety awareness training may not be...
Construction induction
Information on the requirements for induction training in the construction industry
Construction induction

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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
This fact sheet looks at some common myths and facts about asbestos. MYTH: Crayons contain asbestos. This is true for identified brands of crayons but the risk is very low. The risk in these...
WorkSafe
Information
14 Sep 2015
WorkSafe is currently conducting an inspection campaign in the scrap metal industry with a view to increase awareness of safety issues faced by your industry and to highlight the importance of...
WorkSafe
Checklist
13 Mar 2015
In recent years, a significant number of fatalities and serious injuries in the metal fabrication industries have been caused by poor slinging practices when using overhead travelling cranes to move...
WorkSafe
Information
02 Feb 2015
In two separate recent incidents, workers in the scrap metal industry have received fatal injuries after being struck by falling loads. Both incidents involved using oxy-cutters to cut large pieces...
WorkSafe
Alert
14 Jul 2016

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