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  • Take the lead to protect our workers health and safety

    The new work health and safety (WHS) laws are expected to commence on 1 January 2012. The changes affect the Commonwealth, particularly the duties and obligations on persons conducting a business or undertaking and the new duty on Officers under the Work Health and Safety Act.



 


 


 


 

  • The WHS Act and contractors in the Commonwealth

    This fact sheet will assist a Person Conducting a Business or Undertaking (PCBU), in the Commonwealth jurisdiction, with an understanding of the Commonwealth’s Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (Cth) (WHS Act) in relation to contractors.



 

  • The Work Ability approach

    Work Ability is a comprehensive and contemporary approach to understanding and managing wellbeing in the workplace. Work Ability goes beyond traditional workplace interventions by assisting individuals to manage their own wellbeing, now and in the future, to make sure workers are able to work at their best and retire healthy.



 


 


 

  • Vaccinations for Travelling

    The objective of vaccination is to achieve immunisation against specific diseases. Vaccines may be administered orally or by injection.



 


 

  • Weight management programs at work

    This brochure is designed for corporate managers and those with responsibility for designing health programs in the workplace. It provides a review of the evidence to guide your decision-making and to help design programs relating to weight management.



 

  • What can I do? Line manager/supervisor

    The line manager is the prism through which people see their work. Your role is critical to the health and wellbeing of your team. Below are some things that you can do to support mental health and wellbeing at work.



 

  • What can I do? Worker

    This fact sheet provides information for workers whose mental health is at risk, or who are suffering from a psychological injury, on how to manage their mental health and seek further help.



 


 


 

  • WHS confined spaces regulations comparative table

    The purpose of this comparative table is to help the Commonwealth jurisdiction understand the Work Health and Safety Regulations 2011 (WHS Regulations) in relation to duties associated with working in confined spaces.



 


 

  • WHS general risk and workplace management

    The purpose of this comparative table is to help the Commonwealth jurisdiction understand the Work Health and Safety Regulations 2011 (WHS Regulations) in relation to duties associated with general risk and workplace management.



 


 

  • Work health and safety (WHS) management plan template

    This template can be used to develop a work health and safety management plan that assists in the development and communication of a safety management system. It provides an explanation of work health and safety arrangements in the workplace.



 


 


 


 


 

  • Worker manual task checklist

    This checklist can be used by WHS advisors and managers, health and safety representatives, line supervisors or workers to supplement the Hazardous Manual Tasks Code of Practice in both identifying and managing sources of risk.



 


 


 

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