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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


Getting into the Act - Italian

PDF File, 296.5 KB | Asset ID: 212621

Guidance on the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 in Italian for inspectors.


Getting into the Act - Vietnamese

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.


Globally harmonized system (GHS) of classification and labelling of chemicals

PDF File, 145.9 KB | Asset ID: 211431

Information about the globally harmonized system for the classification and labelling of chemicals (GHS).


Glyphosate herbicides information

PDF File, 196.8 KB | Asset ID: 211171

Information for employers about minimising risks to employees and others when using herbicides such as glyphosate.


Good health and safety means good business: Public reporting of OHS by organisations

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.


Government response to Hanks report 2008

PDF File, 141.2 KB | Asset ID: 215392

The state government of Victoria response to the Accident Compensation Act review by Peter Hanks QC.


GP return to work case conferencing: Information for GPs

PDF File, 132.0 KB | Asset ID: 208399

Information for GPs about GP return to work case conferencing


Guarding flatbed CNC routers: A health and safety solution

PDF File, 273.8 KB | Asset ID: 210669

Problems, risks and solutions for flatbed computers numerical controlled routers being operated without adequate guarding.


Guarding food preparation mixers: A health and safety solution

PDF File, 347.4 KB | Asset ID: 210659

Solutions for preventing injuries from food preparation mixers with rotating attachments.


Guarding metal cutting guillotines

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.


Guarding of manual lathes

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.


Guarding woodworking bandsaws: A health and safety solution

PDF File, 792.8 KB | Asset ID: 210671

Problems, risks and solutions for guarding woodworking bandsaws in the workplace.


Guidance note: Preventing falls from earthmoving equipment

PDF File, 387.0 KB | Asset ID: 207717

Advice on preventing falls from earthmoving equipment during onsite inspections, maintenance and repairs.


Guidance note: Working safely with trees

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.


Guidance principle IRU 01: Decision making - considering and deciding internal review applications

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.


Guidance principle IRU 05: Reasons for decision

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.


Guide for assessing and fixing noise problems at work

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.


Guide for developing a workplace alcohol and other drugs policy

PDF File, 1016.9 KB | Asset ID: 207172

An employer guide for developing a workplace alcohol and other drugs policy.


Guide for independent medical examination reports

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.


Guide for physiotherapists: My patient has been injured at work. Now what?

PDF File, 1.7 MB | Asset ID: 209052

Description coming soon.


Guide for undertaking work near underground assets

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.


Guide to challenging behaviour risk prevention in specialist schools

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


Guide to incident notification

PDF File, 1010.4 KB | Asset ID: 211363

A guide about incident notification.


Guide to manual handling in the automotive industry

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.


Guide to manual handling in the food industry

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.


Guide to preventing injury from packing and unpacking shipping containers and enclosed trailers

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.


Guide to right of entry by authorised representatives: Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004

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.


Guide to safe work related driving: A handbook for 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.


Guide to safety in the metal fabrication industry

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.


Guide to safety in wood products manufacturing 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.


Guide to the Equipment (Public Safety) Regulations 2017

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.


Guide to the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004

PDF File, 188.0 KB | Asset ID: 209803

A guide to your responsibilities under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004.


Guide to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2017

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.


Guidelines for claims for compensations following the death of a worker

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.


Guidelines for powered mobile plant: Warning devices and other safety measures

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.


Guidelines on consultation for self-insurance

PDF File, 292.9 KB | Asset ID: 210334

Consultation guidelines for self-insurers under the self insurance management unit.


Guidelines on eligibility for prospective self-insurers

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.


Guidelines to assist completion of provider registration form for disability providers

PDF File, 157.0 KB | Asset ID: 214691

Guidelines to assist service providers to complete the registration form for disability services.


Guiding you through return to work

PDF File, 270.5 KB | Asset ID: 209804

Important information to help injured workers return to work and resume regular activities.


Gym and swimming programs fee schedule 2016

PDF File, 165.9 KB | Asset ID: 207441

WorkSafe's gym and swimming programs fee schedule for 2016.


Gym and swimming programs fee schedule 2017

PDF File, 256.2 KB | Asset ID: 212033

WorkSafe's gym and swimming programs fee schedule for 2017.


Gym and swimming programs policy

PDF File, 322.3 KB | Asset ID: 209805

Guidelines relating to gym and swimming programs for injured workers.


Handling 205-litre drums: A health and safety solution

PDF File, 317.4 KB | Asset ID: 210684

Problems, risks and solutions for workers manually transferring product from 205 litre drums into smaller containers.


Handling cytotoxic drugs in the workplace

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.


Handling empty pallets: A health and safety solution

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.


Handling large, bulky or awkward items guide

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.


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