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  • Alcohol and other drugs

    Drug, alcohol and other substance misuse is everyone's responsibility. It affects workplace health, safety and productivity.

  • Amusement devices

    If your business provides devices that people use as entertainment, like carnival rides, you need to check that the design and the device is registered.

  • Asbestos

    Information on asbestos safety at work and home, how to dispose of it safely and key facts on asbestos

  • B

  • Bullying

    Information on what is defined as workplace bullying, who to contact and how we can help.

  • C

  • Confined spaces

    Confined spaces pose dangers because they are usually not designed to be areas where people work. Confined spaces often have poor ventilation which allows hazardous atmospheres to quickly develop, especially if the space is small.

  • D

  • Diseases

    Occupational diseases are acute, recurring or chronic health problems caused or aggravated by work conditions or practices.

  • Diving work

    Diving at work covers a wide range of activities from general diving work to collecting underwater samples for scientific analysis through to high-risk diving work such as underwater construction.

  • E

  • Electrical and power

    Electricity can kill or severely injure people and cause damage to property.

  • Emergency telecommunication systems and the nbn network

    There are potential risks associated with migrating your emergency telecommunication systems to the nbn™ network.

  • Excavation work

    Excavation work can have many risks. Having clear information about your work and preparing an emergency plan can help reduce the risk of injury.

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  • Falling objects

    There are many objects in the workplace – equipment, materials, tools and debris – that can fall onto someone and cause serious injury or even death.

  • Fatigue

    Fatigue is more than feeling tired and drowsy, it is a state of mental and/or physical exhaustion that reduces a person's ability to perform work safely and effectively.

  • Forklifts

    Forklift safety can be improved when workers and businesses work together.

  • Formwork

    Falling from a height is the number one cause of death and permanent disability in the formwork industry.

  • H

  • Hazardous chemicals

    Managing the risks associated with using hazardous chemicals is everyone’s responsibility.

  • Horse-related injuries

    If you work with horses, you need to be aware of the risks and plan ahead to keep workers and others safe.

  • Hot and cold work environments

    Work involving hot or cold temperatures can lead to a range of symptoms from physical discomfort through to life threatening conditions.

  • L

  • Ladders

    Many serious incidents involve a ladder being used incorrectly or inappropriately.

  • Lifts, escalators and moving walkways

    Lifts, escalators and moving walkways can contribute to serious injury if not maintained.

  • M

  • Machinery and equipment

    You have certain legal responsibilities if you manage or operate machinery and equipment, ie plant

  • Manual tasks

    Hazardous manual tasks can put stress on the body and cause serious injury.

  • Mental health

    These resources will assist you in managing mental health in your workplace.

  • Mobile communication devices

    How you can keep safe while using mobile communication devices when operating (or working near) mobile or high risk plant.

  • N

  • Nail guns

    Many workers are seriously injured with nail guns.

  • Noise

    Loud or hazardous noise can make hearing instructions or warning signals more difficult, leading to workplace injuries and incidents

  • Q

  • Quad bikes

    This page describes steps to take to ensure safety for those using quad bikes on farms

  • R

  • Remote and isolated work

    Working in remote or isolated places can create risks to health and safety and these must be managed.

  • S

  • Safety guards

    Safety guarding on machines prevent or reduce access to machinery where the risk of moving, breaking, disintegrating or ejected materials and parts could cause injury.

  • Sedentary work

    Sedentary behaviour such as prolonged sitting poses significant health risks.

  • Shipping containers

    Unpacking shipping containers can be hazardous, particularly when it comes to unpacking heavy, awkward and unsecured items or handling sheet materials such as glass, stone, panels, and timber.

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  • Tower cranes

    Tower cranes are an indispensable part of modern high rise construction, however, while reliable and robust, they carry significant hazards.

  • Tree work (arboriculture)

    Every year people are seriously injured or killed while doing tree work. Most people injured have extensive experience in tree work.

  • Tyres, compressed air and split rims

    Wheels come in different sizes and can explode if not pressurised, inflated or deflated correctly. You also need to be careful when checking or removing tyres, especially if they have split rims.

  • V

  • Violence

    Work-related violence is any incident in which someone is abused, threatened or assaulted in circumstances relating to their work.

  • W

  • Working at heights

    Falling from a height can cause serious injury or death. Follow simple procedures to avoid harm and keep safe when working at heights.

  • Working in extreme heat

    Working in heat is a hazard that can result in severe health problems for workers – whether they work indoors or outdoors.

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