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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

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  • Bullying

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

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  • Confined spaces

    Confined spaces may pose a danger because they are not designed to be areas where people work. Hazards are not always obvious, may change and the risks include loss of consciousness, impairment, injury or death.

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  • 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.

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  • Electric vehicles

    Information for businesses and workers carrying out work on electric vehicles including maintenance, repair, modification, disposal and accident recovery.

  • 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

    Formwork failures can be catastrophic and can result in serious injury or death.

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  • Hazardous chemicals

    Managing the risks associated with using hazardous chemicals is everyone’s responsibility. Includes information on: Acrylamide, Benzene, Carbon monoxide, Chromium VI, Crystalline silica, Dichloromethane, Formaldehyde, Isocyanates, Methyl bromide, Xylene.

  • Heat - 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.

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • Mobile cranes

    Information for businesses and workers about using mobile cranes safely.

  • Mould at work

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  • Nail guns

    Many workers are seriously injured with nail guns.

  • Nanotechnology

    This information is to help businesses and workers protect themselves and others when working with nanotechnology or at risk from nanotechnology.

  • Noise

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

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  • Plant, machinery and equipment

    Plant includes machinery, equipment, appliances, containers, implements and tools and components or anything fitted or connected to those things. Some examples of plant include lifts, cranes, computers, machinery, scaffolding components, conveyors, forklifts, vehicles, power tools and amusement devices.

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  • Quad bikes and side-by-side vehicles

    Quad bikes and side-by-side vehicles are great farming vehicles, but they aren't without their dangers. Follow these steps to ensure everyone stays safe.

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  • Radiofrequency (RF) Radiation

    Information for workers and employers about working safely around radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation.

  • Remote or isolated work

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

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  • Scaffolding

    Scaffolding is a temporary structure used to access the outside of a building while it is being constructed, cleaned or repaired.

  • 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.

  • Slips, trips and falls: on the same level

    Slips, trips and falls are the most common cause of serious injuries at work in NSW after hazardous manual tasks, with both contributing to musculoskeletal (MSD) injuries.

  • Solar panel photovoltaic (PV) installations

    Safety advice for installers of solar panels. Includes information about managing hazards: preventing falls through roofs and voids; falling off roofs; safe use of ladders; using temporary edge protection; electrocution. (5 minute read)

  • Structures (including buildings)

    Designers, suppliers, importers, constructors and installers of buildings and structures including owners and managers, have health and safety responsibilities.

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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.

  • Transition of support

    Advice for when changes occur in someone’s health or medical or behavioural support needs and the current service provider is no longer able to meet that person’s needs.

  • 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.

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  • Violence

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

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  • 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 cold environments

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