Search the WorkSafe document library for printable checklists, codes of practice, forms, guides, industry standards and useful information for workers and employers.
Please note: The new Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2017 (OHS Regulations) started on 18 June 2017. Documents from before this date do not align to the OHS Regulations 2017, but you can continue to use them as a source of practical, non-statutory guidance. Some are under review and will be updated.
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Number of documents: 1654
PDF File, 296.5 KB | Asset ID: 212621
Guidance on the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 in Italian for inspectors.
PDF File, 395.1 KB | Asset ID: 212624
Guidance on the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 in Vietnamese for inspectors.
Getting into the Act: The Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 - Making Victorian workplaces even safer
PDF File, 290.1 KB | Asset ID: 210319
An overview of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004.
PDF File, 145.9 KB | Asset ID: 211431
Information about the globally harmonized system for the classification and labelling of chemicals (GHS).
PDF File, 196.8 KB | Asset ID: 211171
Information for employers about minimising risks to employees and others when using herbicides such as glyphosate.
PDF File, 90.3 KB | Asset ID: 209799
Details on how and why organisations should publicly report on OHS, OHS management criteria, OHS performance, independent verification and continuous improvement.
PDF File, 141.2 KB | Asset ID: 215392
The state government of Victoria response to the Accident Compensation Act review by Peter Hanks QC.
PDF File, 132.0 KB | Asset ID: 208399
Information for GPs about GP return to work case conferencing
PDF File, 273.8 KB | Asset ID: 210669
Problems, risks and solutions for flatbed computers numerical controlled routers being operated without adequate guarding.
PDF File, 347.4 KB | Asset ID: 210659
Solutions for preventing injuries from food preparation mixers with rotating attachments.
PDF File, 320.2 KB | Asset ID: 210670
Problems, risks and solutions for metal cutting guillotines that are not guarded or have been installed with ineffective guards.
PDF File, 368.9 KB | Asset ID: 208105
Advice for employers on how to reduce the risk of serious injury or death from use of manual lathes in manufacturing and maintenance work.
PDF File, 792.8 KB | Asset ID: 210671
Problems, risks and solutions for guarding woodworking bandsaws in the workplace.
PDF File, 387.0 KB | Asset ID: 207717
Advice on preventing falls from earthmoving equipment during onsite inspections, maintenance and repairs.
PDF File, 261.8 KB | Asset ID: 207714
Details to assist you in implementing control measures to prevent and reduce work related injury, illness or death when working with trees.
PDF File, 115.7 KB | Asset ID: 210326
Guidelines on decision making, considering and deciding internal review applications. This principle guidance is used for setting out decision making process used by Worksafe Victoria and guidance for an internal review officer.
Guidance principle IRU 02: Late applications - dealing with applications made more than 14 days after the decision came to the notice of the person seeking review
PDF File, 60.9 KB | Asset ID: 210327
Information on dealing with late applications for internal review. It also helps the internal review officers decide if an eligible person can apply more than 14 days after a decision came to notice.
Guidance principle IRU 03: Requests for a stay of the operation of a notice pending the review outcome
PDF File, 84.2 KB | Asset ID: 210328
Guidelines on request for a stay of the operation of a notice pending the review outcome. Information should be read in conjunction with IRU Guidance Principle 01, IRU Guidance Principle 02 and IRU Guidance Principle 05.
Guidance principle IRU 04: Extension applications - deciding whether to extend the compliance date on an improvement notice
PDF File, 65.0 KB | Asset ID: 210329
Information on extension applications and deciding whether to extend the compliance date on improvement notice. Like all other internal reviews applications, extension applications can be received either within the 14-day statutory time or outside that time frame.
PDF File, 56.4 KB | Asset ID: 210330
Guidelines on reasons for written decisions in conjunction to internal reviews. Assists internal review officers validate reasons for outcomes on a review application.
PDF File, 2.8 MB | Asset ID: 211232
A guide that provides information on how noise affects hearing, how to assess exposure to noise and how to fix noise problems in the workplace.
PDF File, 1016.9 KB | Asset ID: 207172
An employer guide for developing a workplace alcohol and other drugs policy.
PDF File, 732.8 KB | Asset ID: 210697
A guide is designed to assist Independent Medical Examiners achieve the report writing standards expected by WorkSafe.
PDF File, 1.7 MB | Asset ID: 209052
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PDF File, 421.6 KB | Asset ID: 211257
Advice on situations where underground services exist and where work is undertaken involving penetrating the ground at or below surface level.
PDF File, 229.3 KB | Asset ID: 208374
Guide for assisting WorkSafe inspectors in assessing whether a specialist school is controlling the risks to employees from student initiated challenging behaviour
PDF File, 1010.4 KB | Asset ID: 211363
A guide about incident notification.
PDF File, 4.2 MB | Asset ID: 209874
Practical guidance for workers and managers on how best to carry out manual handling tasks in the safest manner and to best practice standards.
PDF File, 1.1 MB | Asset ID: 211234
A guide about how to eliminate or control some of the most common hazards in the food industry.
PDF File, 1.2 MB | Asset ID: 210963
A guide for employers that provides information about risk controls that can be used to eliminate or reduce the risk of musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) associated with the hazardous manual handling of items in shipping containers and enclosed trailers.
PDF File, 323.4 KB | Asset ID: 209802
A guide on Part 8 of the OHS Act 2004, which gives authorised representatives of employees organisations the right to enter Victorian workplaces.
PDF File, 3.9 MB | Asset ID: 207997
Advice on how to develop work-related safe driving policies for employers, fleet managers and drivers in the workplace.
PDF File, 869.5 KB | Asset ID: 211235
A guide about how to eliminate or reduce the risk of injury in the metal fabrication industry.
PDF File, 775.6 KB | Asset ID: 211258
A guide about how best to reduce or eliminate the risks of injuries in the wood products manufacturing industry.
PDF File, 255.0 KB | Asset ID: 210936
A guide for duty holders to understand how their duties may have changed under the EPS Regulations 2017 and identify specific areas that apply to them.
PDF File, 188.0 KB | Asset ID: 209803
A guide to your responsibilities under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004.
PDF File, 509.9 KB | Asset ID: 210935
A guide for duty holders to understand how their duties may have changed under the OHS Regulations 2017 and identify specific areas that apply to them.
PDF File, 122.6 KB | Asset ID: 207757
Guidelines to promote an efficient procedure for the determination of entitlement and payment of compensation to claimants, following the death of a worker.
PDF File, 579.3 KB | Asset ID: 211371
A guide about how to prevent pedestrians being struck by powered mobile plant and collisions between powered mobile plants.
PDF File, 292.9 KB | Asset ID: 210334
Consultation guidelines for self-insurers under the self insurance management unit.
PDF File, 308.8 KB | Asset ID: 210335
Information on eligibility for prospective self-insurers. Self-insurance enables organisations to manage its own workers compensation claims and have full responsibility for meeting its claims liability.
PDF File, 157.0 KB | Asset ID: 214691
Guidelines to assist service providers to complete the registration form for disability services.
PDF File, 270.5 KB | Asset ID: 209804
Important information to help injured workers return to work and resume regular activities.
PDF File, 165.9 KB | Asset ID: 207441
WorkSafe's gym and swimming programs fee schedule for 2016.
PDF File, 256.2 KB | Asset ID: 212033
WorkSafe's gym and swimming programs fee schedule for 2017.
PDF File, 322.3 KB | Asset ID: 209805
Guidelines relating to gym and swimming programs for injured workers.
PDF File, 317.4 KB | Asset ID: 210684
Problems, risks and solutions for workers manually transferring product from 205 litre drums into smaller containers.
PDF File, 806.6 KB | Asset ID: 211236
A guide about how to control risks associated with handling cytotoxic drugs and related waste in the workplace.
PDF File, 150.7 KB | Asset ID: 210690
Problems, risks and solutions for workers to reduce the risk of musculoskeletal injury when handling empty pallets.
PDF File, 860.7 KB | Asset ID: 207988
Practical ways to eliminate or reduce injuries resulting from the handling of large, bulky or awkward items in the workplace.