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, 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.
PDF File, 226.6 KB | Asset ID: 211172
Problems, risks and solutions for workers handling spindles and roles of packaging.
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.
PDF File, 1005.1 KB | Asset ID: 211362
Solutions to reduce or eliminate musculoskeletal injuries while moving wheelchairs in and out of vehicles.
PDF File, 1.1 MB | Asset ID: 211237
Advice for operators of major hazard facilities about identifying major incident hazards.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
PDF File, 77.9 KB | Asset ID: 210692
A template to use when creating a health and safety coordination plan or project.
PDF File, 29.7 KB | Asset ID: 208072
Advice for clients or people who commission the design of buildings and structures.
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.
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.
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.
PDF File, 80.7 KB | Asset ID: 207858
The health and safety representative request to attend training form.
PDF File, 66.0 KB | Asset ID: 208256
Information for HSRs on training entitlements for health and safety representatives.
PDF File, 67.3 KB | Asset ID: 207849
Information for employers concerning training entitlements for health and safety representatives.
PDF File, 18.5 KB | Asset ID: 207854
Information on health and safety representatives in relation to policy positions.
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.
PDF File, 1.7 MB | Asset ID: 216166
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PDF File, 197.8 KB | Asset ID: 211316
Information about the requirement to conduct health monitoring for employees exposed to certain hazardous substances.
PDF File, 138.9 KB | Asset ID: 210667
A solution for reducing risk of health service workers being threatened or attacked in emergency departments.