- Promoting health and safety
- Creating mentally healthy workplaces
- Why is work health important?
- Healthy worker
- Working together: Promoting mental health and wellbeing at work
- Mental Health and Wellbeing - Participating and thriving in our workplaces
- The Mentally Healthy Workplace Alliance
- Supporting ability at work
- Supporting health, performance and productivity
- Flexible work
- Building a resilient workforce
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Safety & Prevention
- Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
This guidance will assist employers and workers to understand the risks of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT).
- Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and Long Distance Air Travel
Where employees regularly undertake long distance air travel, organisations may need to undertake a risk analysis to determine the risk of exposure to employees, with regard to the best medical data available.
- Designing and implementing an effective health and wellbeing program
This brochure is provided to assist human resource managers and health and wellbeing coordinators to design and implement effective health and wellbeing programs in their organisations. A comprehensive health and wellbeing program that is targeted to the needs of the organisation, supported by key stakeholders and regularly monitored and evaluated is more likely to be both successful and sustainable.
- Disability in the workplace
This fact sheet provides information about supporting workers with a disability.
- Driver Fatigue
Fatigue is an acute or ongoing state of tiredness that affects employee performance, safety and health and requires rest or sleep for recovery. It is one of the main causes of crashes involving heavy trucks and buses.
- Effective health and wellbeing programs (PUB 82)
This report outlines the design, development, implementation and evaluation of health and wellbeing programs in the workplace.
- Evaluating Work Health programs
Evaluation is critical to successful work health programs. This resource provides guidance on why, how and when to evaluate work health programs. It may be suitable for use by human resource and work health and safety managers and consultants, and health and wellbeing coordinators.
- Extraterritorial application of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011
Just like the repealed Occupational Health and Safety Act 1991, the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (WHS Act) applies to Commonwealth duty holders overseas. The principal duty holder under the WHS Act must ensure—so far as is reasonably practicable—the health and safety of workers while they are at work, regardless of where their workplace is situated.
- Eye health in the Workplace
This fact sheet complements the publication Eye health in the workplace - a guide for PCBUs and workers. The publication provides more general advice about the management of eye health and assists persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) and workers to work together and ensure an environment that is safe and without risks.
- Eye health in the workplace - a guide for PCBUs and workers
This publication provides basic information that will help PCBUs and workers assess risks to eye health, manage eye health in the workplace and deal with safety issues.
- Five common myths about workplace health and wellbeing programs
The following document provides businesses with the evidence for investing in the health and wellbeing of staff.
- Flood recovery—WHS considerations
This fact sheet is for Commonwealth employers and workers assisting with flood recovery efforts. It outlines key considerations relating to health and safety when working in flood recovery areas.
- Forklift safety: Reducing the risks
This information is for guidance only and is not to be taken as an expression of the law. It should be read in conjunction with the relevant legislation. For more information contact your local workplace health and safety authority.
- Government safety leaders
Model of best practice and practical tips for agency heads, senior managers and line managers. It incorporates the key elements of the Safe and Sound report.
- Guidance for applicants - external review of decisions
External review of decisions under the WHS Act and WHS Regulations.
- Guidance for applicants - internal review of decisions
Internal review of decisions under the WHS Act and WHS Regulations.
- Guidance for officers in exercising due diligence
This guidance is provided by Comcare for the purpose of providing information to officers, managers and supervisors about the due diligence requirements under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (Cth) (WHS Act). The publication is aimed at providing guidance only, as there are a number of different ways to carry out due diligence.
- Guidance Material - Notification of Pipelines and the Transfer of Schedule 11 Hazardous Chemicals
The Work Health and Safety Regulations 2011 (Cth) (the Regulations) provide for the notification to Comcare of pipelines that cross into public places and the transfer of hazardous chemicals.
- Guidance Material for Schedule 11 hazardous chemicals & abandonment of tanks notifications
The Work Health and Safety Regulations 2011 (Cth) (the Regulations) provide for the notification of Schedule 11 hazardous chemicals and notification of the abandonment of an underground, partially underground or fully mounded tank.
- Guide for applicants - Asbestos Removal Licenses
This guide has been developed to assist you in understanding your responsibilities under the Work Health and Safety Regulations 2011 (Cth) (WHS Regulations) in regard to asbestos removal licences.
- Guide for applicants - plant design registration
Guide on how to register a plant design under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (Cth).
- Guide for applicants - plant registration
Guide on how to register a plant under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (Cth).
- Guide for land workers: what is workplace health and safety?
This guide provides information about the workplace health and safety responsibilities for land workers.
- Guide on authorisations to use, handle or store carcinogens
This guide outlines the responsibilities of PCBUs seeking an authorisation to use, handle or store a carcinogen within the workplace.
- Guide to lead risk work notifications
This publication provides practical guidance to duty holders required to submit a notification for lead risk work.
- Guide to remote or isolated work
This guide is designed to assist in the identification, assessment and control of the hazards associated with remote or isolated work, and the development of appropriate policies and procedures to enable organisations to meet their legal obligations under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (Cth) (WHS Act), the Work Health and Safety Regulations 2011 (Cth) (WHS Regulations) and certain approved Codes of Practice.
- Guide to Work Health and Safety incident notification - for incidents that occurred on or after 1 January 2012 (WHS 029)
How to decide whether you need to notify Comcare of an injury, illness or dangerous incident under the requirements of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (Cth). Provides definitions, examples and frequently asked questions as well as detailed information on the notification process.
- Hazards of Working in Heat
Working in heat can be unpleasant, lead to illness and under extreme circumstances be fatal. Working in heat may be hazardous when people are carrying out activities where heat is generated (e.g. welding), or when doing work involving significant physical
- Health and Safety Representative (HSR) training - Provider Compliance audit report template
The purpose of this template is to provide a formalised structure for audits of HSR training provider training management systems, processes and outcomes.
- Health and Safety Representative (HSR) training - Provider Compliance audit tool
The purpose of this compliance audit tool is to ensure that HSRs are receiving quality training and providers are meeting their conditions of approval.