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Introduction: In 2010–11, there were 132 570 workers’ compensation claims for serious work-related injuries or illnesses. This equates to an incidence rate of 13.1 serious claims per 1000 employees.Preliminary data for 2011–12 show there were 128 050 serious workers’ compensation claims, which...
This guide addresses the hazards and risks associated with electroplating processes, including hazardous chemicals, electrical, plant, noise and manual handling hazards.
It applies to all workplaces where electroplating is carried out, and where relevant, can be applied to other processes such as anodising, hot-dip...
In 2009–10, 337 people died in Australia from a work-related traumatic injury.
This report is the seventh in a series that estimates the number of workers and bystanders killed each year due to work-related injury. Because there is no single national data collection system...
Australia’s work health and safety legislation aims to protect the health and safety of researchers and workers developing, manufacturing or using engineered nanomaterials such as carbon nanotubes.
The potential risks from exposure to carbon nanotubes have been identified and examined in research studies. To...
This report estimates the total cost of workplace injury and illness to the Australian economy.
Work-related injuries, illnesses and deaths impose costs on employers, workers and the community. These include both direct costs and indirect costs. Direct costs include items such as workers' compensation...
This fact sheet provides general guidance for persons conducting a business or undertaking and workers on managing risks to health and safety posed by falling objects.
Objects have the potential to fall onto or hit people at the workplace or adjoining areas if precautions...
This guide provides information on the representation and participation of workers in health and safety matters at the workplace, as well as guidance on resolving health and safety issues
It supports one of the objects of the Work Health and Safety Act, which is...
This statement accompanies and provides an explanation of the content of the provisions in the model Work Health and Safety Regulations.
It was agreed to on 30 November 2011 by the Strategic Issues Group on Occupational Health and Safety.
This paper provides an overview of the structure of the model Work Health and Safety Regulations, cross references to relevant additional Regulations, and references to provisions of the model Work Health and Safety Act.
This Guide will help readers identify what duties or rights...
The purpose of the model Act is to develop a clear and stable legislative framework of Occupational Health and Safety rights and obligations that will endure over time and be capable of application in all jurisdictions.
In July 2008, the Council of...