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Preventing harm and injury at work

'Persons conducting a business or undertaking’ (PCBUs) have a primary duty to manage workplace health and safety by eliminating risks as much as is reasonably practicable.

Workplace inspections help prevent work-related injury and illness and are an important part of an effective health and safety management system

A psychosocial hazard is any occupational hazard that affects the psychological and physical wellbeing of workers.

Physical hazards are factors or conditions within the environment that can harm your health.

A hazardous chemical can be a solid, liquid or gas and be a pure substance, consisting of one ingredient, or a mixture of substances.

Ergonomic hazards are physical factors in the environment that may cause musculoskeletal injuries.

Biological hazards are organic substances that pose a threat to the health of people and other living organisms.

Virtual office can help you identify ergonomic health and safety risks and common hazards found in office-based workplaces.

Health monitoring is required because, if unchecked, routine exposure to hazardous substances can cause severe health issues including disease, injury or illness.

Organisations that store, handle and process large quantities of hazardous materials must follow legal requirements, including notification and licensing.

With bushfires impacting communities across Australia, Comcare provides information to help organisations and workers navigate their rights, roles and responsibilities.

Information for workers and employers about work health and safety obligations and safety rehabilitation compensation entitlements during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Date printed 01 Oct 2020

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