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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: 1677


Form of application

PDF File, 23.1 KB | Asset ID: 208331

A form to be used in making an application under Section 134AB(4) of the Accident Compensation Act 1985.


Form of application for common law damages approved by WorkSafe Victoria: Common Law form A

PDF File, 474.0 KB | Asset ID: 210531

Common law damages application form to be used for making an application under the section 134B of the accident Compensation Act 1985 or section 328 of the Workplace Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2013.


Formwork tool - site prompt and report: Construction and utilities program

PDF File, 51.0 KB | Asset ID: 210545

This form explains details on the Formwork Tool for Site Prompt and Report.


Foundations for safety: Construction industry induction training agreement

PDF File, 112.3 KB | Asset ID: 210206

Information on safety induction training in the construction industry.


Foundations for safety: Proof of booking for basic OHS induction

PDF File, 124.7 KB | Asset ID: 210266

Information on proof of booking for basic OHS induction for persons who have not yet completed construction industry basic OHS induction training.


Foundries: Your health and safety guide

PDF File, 564.7 KB | Asset ID: 211740

Information to help understand the risks of working in foundry, and how to make the workplace safe.


Framework for undertaking work near overhead and underground assests

PDF File, 1.2 MB | Asset ID: 210848

WorkSafe framework for undertaking work near overhead and underground assets. Provides information on no-go zones and encourages cooperation between utility owners and industry to minimise risk and damages to assets.


Framework occupational therapy policy

PDF File, 191.0 KB | Asset ID: 214504

Information from injured workers with regards to the circumstances in which Framework occupational therapy can be provided.


Framework occupational therapy services application form

PDF File, 78.8 KB | Asset ID: 210639

A form to be used for all framework occupational therapy applications.


Framework occupational therapy services fee schedule 2016

PDF File, 121.0 KB | Asset ID: 207440

WorkSafe's framework occupational therapy services fee schedule for 2016.


Framework occupational therapy services fee schedule 2017

PDF File, 328.0 KB | Asset ID: 212032

WorkSafe's framework occupational therapy services fee schedule for 2017.


Freedom of information request form

PDF File, 71.2 KB | Asset ID: 205756

A form to make a valid request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 1982.


Freedom of information: Professional standards

PDF File, 60.4 KB | Asset ID: 208517

Professional standards that provide a benchmark for agencies in administering their responsibilities under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Vic).


Frequently asked questions: On-hire/employment agencies - new classification arrangements 2005/06

MS Word Document, 111.5 KB | Asset ID: 208301

Frequently asked questions concerning how the new labour hire classification system 2005/06 will affect employment, recruitment and placement agencies, and on-hired personnel services.


Frequently asked questions: On-hire/employment agencies classification arrangements

PDF File, 184.7 KB | Asset ID: 209740

Answers to frequently asked questions about on-hire or employment agencies and classification arrangements.


Frequently asked questions: Portable oxy-fuel gas equipment

PDF File, 233.1 KB | Asset ID: 209743

Answers to frequently asked questions about portable oxy-fuel gas equipment used in the workplace.


Frequently asked questions: Rules for exempt trainee remuneration

PDF File, 29.8 KB | Asset ID: 208300

Frequently asked questions about rules regarding exempt trainee remuneration.


Fumigated shipping containers - clearance of methyl bromide by fumigators: A health and safety solution

PDF File, 364.6 KB | Asset ID: 210653

Information on the risks and solutions involved in unpacking shipping containers that have been fumigated and ventilated by fumigators that contain a significant quantity of methyl bromide.


Fumigated shipping containers - venting prior to unpacking by end user: A health and safety solution

PDF File, 226.4 KB | Asset ID: 210652

Risks and solutions involved in unpacking shipping containers that have been fumigated and ventilated by fumigators that contain a significant quantity of methyl bromide.


General contractor provisions - contracts mainly for equipment or materials

PDF File, 107.4 KB | Asset ID: 208293

Explanations on the treatments of contracts that are mainly for the supply or provision of equipment or materials under the Accident Compensation Act.


Getting help - four ways to start: Information for workers

PDF File, 30.8 KB | Asset ID: 212493

A fact sheet to provide injured workers who have a mental injury with four informal treatment options to consider while waiting for their workers' compensation claim has been accepted.


Getting help to improve health and safety: A handbook for employers

PDF File, 659.2 KB | Asset ID: 211315

A handbook for employers, particularly in small and medium businesses, about getting help to improve workplace health and safety.


Getting into the Act

PDF File, 290.1 KB | Asset ID: 207995

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


Getting into the Act - Arabic

PDF File, 401.9 KB | Asset ID: 212625

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


Getting into the Act - Chinese

PDF File, 552.4 KB | Asset ID: 212623

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


Getting into the Act - Greek

PDF File, 370.8 KB | Asset ID: 212622

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


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 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

This guide contains summary information for use by Physiotherapists. It should be interpreted within the context of legislative requirements and WorkSafe policies for health providers treating injured workers.


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.


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