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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


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.


Handling spindles and rolls of packaging

PDF File, 226.6 KB | Asset ID: 211172

Problems, risks and solutions for workers handling spindles and roles of packaging.


Handling tubs or containers of product

PDF File, 366.1 KB | Asset ID: 211173

Problems, risks and solutions for workers having to manually move tubs and containers of product from one location to another.


Handling wheelchairs in and out of vehicles: A health and safety solution

PDF File, 1005.1 KB | Asset ID: 211362

Solutions to reduce or eliminate musculoskeletal injuries while moving wheelchairs in and out of vehicles.


Hazard identification at a major hazard facility (MHF)

PDF File, 1.1 MB | Asset ID: 211237

Advice for operators of major hazard facilities about identifying major incident hazards.


Hazard register: Safety management systems for labour hire agencies

MS Word Document, 103.2 KB | Asset ID: 215286

A form for labour hire agencies to record all hazards at the host employer's workplace.


Hazard/incident/accident report form: Safety management systems for labour hire agencies

MS Word Document, 97.5 KB | Asset ID: 215296

A form for workers and their supervisor to record hazards, incidents and accidents, including what happened, what investigations occurred, and what was done to prevent future illness or injury in relation to this incident or accident.


Hazardous manual handling solutions in the textile industry

PDF File, 2.4 MB | Asset ID: 211742

Details about common manual handling carried out within the industry and practical solutions to enable workers to complete their work safely.


Hazardous manual handling: Review and revision of risk control measures

PDF File, 838.2 KB | Asset ID: 211196

A guide for employers on how to review and revise risk control measures for hazardous manual handling.


Hazardous manual handling: Risk management in a small organisation

PDF File, 326.2 KB | Asset ID: 211288

A guide for employers in small organisations to effectively manage hazardous manual handling and the risk of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs).


Hazardous manual handling: Your health and safety guide

PDF File, 678.6 KB | Asset ID: 211287

A guide to help identify hazardous manual handling in the workplace and how to make it safe.


Hazardous substance health monitoring report

PDF File, 111.7 KB | Asset ID: 211874

A form to be completed by an employer and supplied to a registered medical practitioner before a health monitoring medical examination.


Hazardous substances: A health and safety guide

PDF File, 815.4 KB | Asset ID: 208103

This guide will help you understand the risks, and will explain what you need to do to make your workplace safe.


Health and safety coordination plan template

PDF File, 77.9 KB | Asset ID: 210692

A template to use when creating a health and safety coordination plan or project.


Health and safety in building design

PDF File, 29.7 KB | Asset ID: 208072

Advice for clients or people who commission the design of buildings and structures.


Health and safety in construction procurement: A handbook for the public sector

PDF File, 1.9 MB | Asset ID: 211174

A handbook for the public sector on how to integrate health and safety into the construction procurement process.


Health and safety in construction procurement: Preparing the contract checklist

PDF File, 181.6 KB | Asset ID: 211186

A checklist for preparing a procurement contract. To be used in conjunction with the Health and safety in construction procurement - a handbook for the public sector.


Health and safety in shearing

PDF File, 987.5 KB | Asset ID: 211238

Advice for those involved in shearing and associated areas, to find and fix health and safety problems.


Health and safety representative (HSR) request to attend training form

PDF File, 80.7 KB | Asset ID: 207858

The health and safety representative request to attend training form.


Health and safety representative (HSR) training entitlements

PDF File, 66.0 KB | Asset ID: 208256

Information for HSRs on training entitlements for health and safety representatives.


Health and safety representative (HSR) training entitlements: Information for employers

PDF File, 67.3 KB | Asset ID: 207849

Information for employers concerning training entitlements for health and safety representatives.


Health and safety representatives - policy positions

PDF File, 18.5 KB | Asset ID: 207854

Information on health and safety representatives in relation to policy positions.


Health and safety self-assessment checklist for small businesses

PDF File, 125.9 KB | Asset ID: 209661

A checklist for small business operators to understand what to look for in ensuring a safe workplace, and identifying risks or hazards.


Health and wellbeing brochure

PDF File, 1.7 MB | Asset ID: 216166

Description coming soon.


Health monitoring

PDF File, 197.8 KB | Asset ID: 211316

Information about the requirement to conduct health monitoring for employees exposed to certain hazardous substances.


Health services - aggression in emergency departments: A health and safety solution

PDF File, 138.9 KB | Asset ID: 210667

A solution for reducing risk of health service workers being threatened or attacked in emergency departments.


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