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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


Safety management systems for major hazard facilities (MHFs)

PDF File, 1.5 MB | Asset ID: 211441

Advice for operators of major hazard facilities (MHFs) on developing and implementing a safety management system.


Safety supervision: Creating an environment for effective supervision

PDF File, 379.0 KB | Asset ID: 209989

Advice on creating an effective environment for supervision in the workplace.


Safety supervision: Creating an environment for effective supervision checklist

PDF File, 258.4 KB | Asset ID: 209703

A checklist for company directors, employers and senior managers to use to create a work environment that supports safety supervision.


Safety supervision: Supervising workers with specialist knowledge or skills

PDF File, 374.7 KB | Asset ID: 209990

Information to be read in conjunction with the guidance note safety supervision, creating an environment for effective supervision.


Safety tips for young workers

PDF File, 1.2 MB | Asset ID: 207931

An easy reference sheet of safety tips for young workers on health and safety responsibilities in the workplace.


SafetyMAP: Advanced level user guide

PDF File, 1.5 MB | Asset ID: 213592

SafetyMAP support documentation designed to provide information on each of the SafetyMAP advanced level audit criteria, as well as auditing instructions.


SafetyMAP: Auditing health and safety management systems

PDF File, 359.4 KB | Asset ID: 213596

SafetyMAP is an audit tool that provides the means to undertake an independent audit and review of an organisation's health and safety management system.


SafetyMAP: Auditing standards

PDF File, 156.0 KB | Asset ID: 213595

Update of an existing procedure document that advises Certification Bodies of WorkSafe Victoria requirements when undertaking a certification audit using SafetyMAP.


SafetyMAP: Initial level user guide

PDF File, 1.1 MB | Asset ID: 213594

SafetyMAP support documentation designed to provide information on each of the SafetyMAP initial level audit criteria as well as being able to be used as an audit workbook.


SafetyMAP: Measuring health and safety management

PDF File, 369.5 KB | Asset ID: 213597

SafetyMAP support information with guidance on how to go about writing a procedure and how to avoid excessive documentation.


SafetyMAP: System development tools

PDF File, 196.8 KB | Asset ID: 213593

SafetyMAP support information with guidance on how to go about writing a procedure and how to avoid excessive documentation.


Sample checklist for site induction

PDF File, 180.6 KB | Asset ID: 211212

A checklist to help employers familiarise workers with Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) rules and procedures of the site before commencing work.


Sample dangerous machines safety stickers

PDF File, 291.9 KB | Asset ID: 215598

Sample dangerous machine safety stickers.


Sample OHS action plan for community services sector

PDF File, 138.7 KB | Asset ID: 209635

This document is a generic OHS action plan developed to assist organisations in the community services sector implement a systematic approach to OHS.


Sample safe work method statement (SWMS) template for high risk construction work (HRCW)

PDF File, 80.6 KB | Asset ID: 211305

Safe work method statement template for high risk construction work.


Sample: Application for a permit to have unsupervised access to high consequence dangerous goods (HCDG)

PDF File, 77.6 KB | Asset ID: 210596

Sample application form used to apply for a permit to have unsupervised access to high consequence dangerous goods (HCDG) such as ammonium nitrate. NOTE: The form attached here is a sample only.


Sedatives policy

PDF File, 323.8 KB | Asset ID: 210778

This policy provides guidelines for providing sedative medications to injured workers.


Self-insurers: Electronic data transfer (EDT) business specifications

PDF File, 139.0 KB | Asset ID: 210001

Information for self-insurers on electronic data transfer business specifications under self insurance management.


Semi-trailer dumping rigs - dangers of overturning: A health and safety solution

PDF File, 80.0 KB | Asset ID: 210807

Problems, risks and solutions for eliminating or reducing the instance of semi trailer dumping rigs overturning.


Separation of cattle and people while loading cattle at sale yards (In-fill on ramp walls): A health and safety solution

PDF File, 141.4 KB | Asset ID: 212527

Simple design solutions for preventing injuries while loading cattle at sale yards.


Service Level Agreement between Department of Primary Industries and WorkSafe

PDF File, 2.5 MB | Asset ID: 210282

Service Level Agreement between the Department of Primary Industries and WorkSafe Victoria. Covers work plans and operation plans for DPI referrals to Worksafe Victoria.


Service stations - filling portable containers with flammable liquids: A health and safety solution

PDF File, 179.2 KB | Asset ID: 210809

Problems, risks and solutions to prevent the misuse of portable fuel containers such as jerry cans.


Service stations - inflating wheelbarrow tyres: A health and safety solution

PDF File, 127.2 KB | Asset ID: 210810

Problems, risks and solutions for inflating wheelbarrow tyres safely.


SHOCAI project - subsidy funding application form

PDF File, 105.1 KB | Asset ID: 210284

Safe handing of chemical in the automotive industry – SHOCAI Project – subsidy funding application form. Subsidy is to assist small to medium sized companies develop risk controlled equipment designed to eliminate unsafe handling of chemicals.


Shop distributive and allied employees association submission - WorkCover self-insurance review

PDF File, 25.1 KB | Asset ID: 210286

Submission, dated 12 September 2003, by the Shop Distributive and Allied employees association to the Victorian Workcover Authority self insurance review. The SDA is a trade union registered under the Federal Workplace Relations Act 1998.


Shop distributive and allied employees association submission addendum - WorkCover self insurance review

PDF File, 16.4 KB | Asset ID: 210285

Addendum, dated 15 September 2015, to the submission by the Shop Distributive and Allied employees association to the Victorian Workcover Authority self insurance review.


Shotcreting of retaining walls for excavations: Information about

PDF File, 239.0 KB | Asset ID: 215145

Information on controlling the risks associated with shotcreting of retaining walls on construction sites.


Site housekeeping: Back to basics

PDF File, 171.0 KB | Asset ID: 209665

A checklist to keep construction sites tidy and workers safe. Poor housekeeping and site supervision may cause injuries.


Site security and public access onto housing construction sites: OHS guidance for house builders

PDF File, 46.9 KB | Asset ID: 210012

Advice for a builders to ensure that members of the public are not exposed to risks arising from construction of a house.


Skin cancer and outdoor work: A guide for employers

PDF File, 1017.1 KB | Asset ID: 209559

A guide for employers on skin cancer and outdoor work.


Slip-sheets or pallets ease packing and unpacking of shipping containers: Information about

PDF File, 890.9 KB | Asset ID: 210013

How slip-sheets and pallets can help with the handling of goods in and out of shipping containers, and the health and safety of workers who do the loading and unloading.


Small business health and safety assistance program

MS Word Document, 170.0 KB | Asset ID: 208244

A form to access WorkSafe Victoria's small business health and safety assistance program, providing an independent consultant to assist with health and safety.


Social work policy

PDF File, 122.5 KB | Asset ID: 209849

Guidelines for providing social work services to injured workers.


Social work services fee schedule 2015

PDF File, 173.4 KB | Asset ID: 207551

WorkSafe's social work services fee schedule for 2015.


Social work services fee schedule 2016

PDF File, 127.3 KB | Asset ID: 207550

WorkSafe's social work services fee schedule for 2016.


Social work services fee schedule 2017

PDF File, 135.0 KB | Asset ID: 212065

WorkSafe's social work services fee schedule for 2017.


Speech pathology policy

PDF File, 120.7 KB | Asset ID: 209117

Guidelines for providing speech pathology services to injured workers.


Speech pathology services fee schedule 2015

PDF File, 192.0 KB | Asset ID: 207554

WorkSafe's speech pathology services fee schedule for 2015.


Speech pathology services fee schedule 2016

PDF File, 128.0 KB | Asset ID: 207553

WorkSafe's speech pathology services fee schedule for 2016.


Speech pathology services fee schedule 2017

PDF File, 135.5 KB | Asset ID: 212064

WorkSafe's speech pathology services fee schedule for 2017.


Spinal community integration service policy

PDF File, 113.1 KB | Asset ID: 210287

Policy guidelines about paying for workers to participate in the Spinal Community Integration Service (SCIC). The SCIC facilitates transition from hospital back into the community and provides trans-disciplinary support and education for workers.


Spinal surgery requests: Information for workers

PDF File, 29.1 KB | Asset ID: 209749

Answers to frequently asked questions for injured workers who may require spinal surgery.


Spray painting: Safely spraying isocyanate paints

PDF File, 58.3 KB | Asset ID: 211214

Problem, risks and solution on how to eliminate or reduce risk while spraying motor vehicles with two pack polyurethane paints containing isocyanates.


Spraying of flammable liquids

PDF File, 221.9 KB | Asset ID: 211756

A guide about safe spraying of flammable liquids which are likely to be harmful to health and are a fire risk.


Spraying pesticides checklist

PDF File, 354.8 KB | Asset ID: 211191

A checklist for employers to assess the risks associated with using pesticides in the workplace.


Stability of buildings during construction

PDF File, 145.5 KB | Asset ID: 208468

Guidance note to emphasise the need to adequately brace buildings and structures, during all stages of construction and to ensure they are stable.


Stakeholder engagement strategy for medical and allied professionals

PDF File, 89.4 KB | Asset ID: 215697

A document that outlines the communication and engagement strategies employed by the health services group in working with health providers, and in designing and assisting in the delivery of improved health and return to work outcomes for TAC clients and injured workers.


Standard instruction (SI31): MHD glossary of terms

PDF File, 40.9 KB | Asset ID: 209978

A full list of commonly used MHD terms.


Standardisation of occupational rehabilitation claims

PDF File, 212.4 KB | Asset ID: 209573

This report, prepared by Taylor Fry Consulting Actuaries (in 2006), outlines the statistical analysis of claims that have received occupational rehabilitation (OH) services, with the aim to standardise claims.


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