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  • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)

    This guidance will assist employers and workers to understand the risks of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT).



  • 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.



  • 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.



  • 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    Just like the repealed Occupational Health and Safety Act 1991, the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (WHS Act) applies to Commonwealth duty holders overseas.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.




  • 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 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.




  • 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 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.



  • 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




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Page last updated: 21 Mar 2016