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
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.
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.
PDF File, 51.0 KB | Asset ID: 210545
This form explains details on the Formwork Tool for Site Prompt and Report.
PDF File, 112.3 KB | Asset ID: 210206
Information on safety induction training in the construction industry.
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.
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.
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.
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.
PDF File, 78.8 KB | Asset ID: 210639
A form to be used for all framework occupational therapy applications.
PDF File, 121.0 KB | Asset ID: 207440
WorkSafe's framework occupational therapy services fee schedule for 2016.
PDF File, 328.0 KB | Asset ID: 212032
WorkSafe's framework occupational therapy services fee schedule for 2017.
PDF File, 71.2 KB | Asset ID: 205756
A form to make a valid request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 1982.
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).
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.
PDF File, 184.7 KB | Asset ID: 209740
Answers to frequently asked questions about on-hire or employment agencies and classification arrangements.
PDF File, 233.1 KB | Asset ID: 209743
Answers to frequently asked questions about portable oxy-fuel gas equipment used in the workplace.
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.
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.
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.
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.
PDF File, 290.1 KB | Asset ID: 207995
Guidance on the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 for inspectors.
PDF File, 401.9 KB | Asset ID: 212625
Guidance on the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 in Arabic for inspectors.
PDF File, 552.4 KB | Asset ID: 212623
Guidance on the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 in Chinese for inspectors.
PDF File, 370.8 KB | Asset ID: 212622
Guidance on the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 in Greek for inspectors.
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, 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
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.
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.