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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


Statement of expectations for WorkSafe: Letter from Robin Scott MP

PDF File, 2.1 MB | Asset ID: 209075

A letter from Mr Robin Scott MP to WorkSafe CE Clare Amies, detailing the minister's expectations for enforcement of regulation, improvements and targets, and reporting.


Statutory counter offer form: Common Law form C

PDF File, 103.4 KB | Asset ID: 210533

Statutory counter offer form for applications for common law damages under Section 134AB(12)(b) of the Accident Compensation Act 1985 or section 333(b) of the Workplace Injury Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2013.


Statutory declaration form

MS Word Document, 38.0 KB | Asset ID: 208371

A statutory declaration form


Statutory offer form: Common Law form B

PDF File, 103.8 KB | Asset ID: 210532

Statutory offer application form for common law damages under Section 134AB(12)(b) of the Accident Compensation Act 1985 or Section 333(b) of the Workplace Injury Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2013. Form B (Statutory Offer) must be completed before proceedings can commence in court.


Steps to resolving return to work issues: Information about

PDF File, 496.6 KB | Asset ID: 208335

This fact sheet outlines the ministerial directions relating to the return to work issue resolution process, to help employers and injured workers resolve return to work issues.


Stevedoring - work environment inspections: A health and safety solution

PDF File, 78.3 KB | Asset ID: 210812

Problems, risks and solutions for workers undertaking loading and discharge of cargo vessels in the absence of regular inspections of the work environment.


Stonemasons: Preventing crystalline silica exposure

PDF File, 215.4 KB | Asset ID: 208868

A health and safety solution for stonemasons to help prevent crystalline silica exposure.


Storage - portable framing system - pallets: Information about

PDF File, 322.5 KB | Asset ID: 210019

Details on the risk of serious injury or death from the use of portable framing systems for the storage of loaded pallets.


Storage and handling of dangerous goods: Information about

PDF File, 217.3 KB | Asset ID: 209890

Advice for occupiers of sites storing and handling dangerous goods on the requirement to notify WorkSafe when quantities exceed manifest levels.


Storage of flexible intermediate bulk containers: A health and safety solution

PDF File, 2.1 MB | Asset ID: 210813

Problems, risks and solutions for storing flexible intermediate containers in the workplace.


Storage of SSAN: Security risk assessment and security plan

MS Word Document, 254.5 KB | Asset ID: 210292

Information on the security risk assessment and security plan on storing resources for agricultural use of security sensitive ammonium nitrate.


Storing forklift liquefied petroleum gas cylinders: A health and safety solution

PDF File, 160.8 KB | Asset ID: 210814

Problems, risks and solutions for the safe storage of forklift liquefied petroleum gas cylinders.


Storing supplies and equipment in children's services: A health and safety solution

PDF File, 235.0 KB | Asset ID: 211215

Problem, risks and solutions for workers in children's services on preventing musculoskeletal injuries from moving supplies and equipment in storage areas.


Strategy 2030 discussion paper

PDF File, 1.6 MB | Asset ID: 208794

A discussion paper that details WorkSafe's next corporate strategy and highlights the key themes that will influence the direction of the strategy.


Stressing the point: A study into what causes stress in a budget sector workplace, and how it can be controlled

PDF File, 84.4 KB | Asset ID: 208641

Information on stress and how it can be controlled in Victorian workplaces.


Stresswise - preventing work-related stress: A guide for employers in the public sector

PDF File, 1.1 MB | Asset ID: 208018

Practical advice to employers on how to prevent risks to health from work-related stress in the workplace.


Stretch wrapping pallets: A health and safety solution

PDF File, 163.6 KB | Asset ID: 210816

Problems, risks and solutions relevant to stretch wrapping pallets in the workplace to reduce or eliminate musculoskeletal injuries.


Suitable employment for injured workers: A step by step guide to assessing suitable employment solutions

MS Word Document, 665.5 KB | Asset ID: 210601

A form for employers to assist them in returning to work planning specifically in suitable employment options.


Suitable employment for injured workers: A step by step guide to assessing suitable employment solutions

PDF File, 234.3 KB | Asset ID: 210602

A form for employers to assist them in returning to work planning specifically in suitable employment options.


Summary of changes to original employer services (OES) guidelines - 2008

PDF File, 135.0 KB | Asset ID: 209904

Summary of changes to original employer services (OES), which aims to encourage outcome-based purchasing of OES.


Summary of claims reported by calendar year to 31 December 2017 (Data Vic)

MS Excel Document, 15.7 KB | Asset ID: 216321

Data about claims reported by mechanism, injury and calendar year.


Summary of claims reported by financial year to 31 December 2016 (Data Vic)

MS Excel Document, 15.7 KB | Asset ID: 216325

Data about claims reported by mechanism, injury and financial year.


Summary of Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004: A handbook for workplaces

PDF File, 3.9 MB | Asset ID: 210349

Summary of the health and safety roles, rights and responsibilities of everyone involved in making workplaces safer. The guidebook is for employers, employees, HSRs, designers, suppliers and manufacturers.


Sun protection for outdoor workers

PDF File, 1.3 MB | Asset ID: 210128

Information that outlines the risk of occupational UV radiation exposure and assists employers in ensuring that it is eliminated or reduced.


Superannuation contributions: Information for workers

PDF File, 92.2 KB | Asset ID: 209510

Guidance to assist workers receiving superannuation contributions from an Agent.


Supervising workers with specialist knowledge or skills checklist

PDF File, 263.9 KB | Asset ID: 209706

This checklist can be used to develop, assess and monitor processes to ensure tasks are carried out safely.


Support for health and safety representatives (HSRs)

PDF File, 187.0 KB | Asset ID: 211216

Information about supporting Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs) access health and safety information via the internet


Support that is available to you

PDF File, 95.9 KB | Asset ID: 211031

An information sheet that provides you with a list of community support services that may be helpful if you have been injured at work or have lost a family member in a workplace incident.


Supported accommodation policy

PDF File, 326.6 KB | Asset ID: 210027

WorkSafe guidelines for supported accommodation provided for injured workers as a result of a work-related injury or illness.


Supporting health and safety representative access to health and safety information via the internet

PDF File, 94.9 KB | Asset ID: 207845

Details on supporting health and safety representative access to health and safety information from the internet.


Supporting injured workers back to work

PDF File, 338.2 KB | Asset ID: 208475

Information concerning changes to the Accident Compensation Act 1985, resulting in an impact on injured workers, employers and those who are involved in the workers’ compensation system.


Supporting people with personal hygiene care

PDF File, 481.6 KB | Asset ID: 211443

Problem, risks and solutions for workers who support people with personal hygiene tasks.


Supporting the return to work of employees with depression or anxiety: Advice for employers

PDF File, 406.9 KB | Asset ID: 208640

Advice for employers on supporting the return to work of employees with depression or anxiety.


Surface exploration drilling checklist

PDF File, 209.2 KB | Asset ID: 211307

A checklist for employers (in particular, employers that hold a mining and exploration licence) to identify common hazards and manage risks associated with surface exploration drilling.


Suspended scaffolds - what you need to know

PDF File, 242.1 KB | Asset ID: 210311

Information about suspended scaffolds used to provide access and working platforms in construction.


SWAT bulletin: Class 1 signage

PDF File, 51.8 KB | Asset ID: 208121

Guidelines on the importance of visible class 1 signage in good conditions to alert motorists of a worksite up ahead.


SWAT bulletin: Temporary safety barriers

PDF File, 134.6 KB | Asset ID: 208119

Information on temporary safety barriers for roadside worksite traffic management.


SWAT bulletin: Temporary signage

PDF File, 35.1 KB | Asset ID: 208124

Information on safety for workers in relation to traffic and temporary signage for the worksite.


SWAT bulletin: Traffic training

PDF File, 15.3 KB | Asset ID: 208114

Information on traffic training at the worksite.


SWAT bulletin: Work on roads

PDF File, 109.7 KB | Asset ID: 208120

A bulletin that advises on working on roads, important contacts, and explains the relationship between several important Acts.


Systematic risk management: How do I establish whether OHS requirements are met for the overall design?

PDF File, 24.4 KB | Asset ID: 208611

Details on what OHS requirements need to be met for the overall design before work can begin.


Systematic risk management: How to identify hazards requiring risk management

PDF File, 53.8 KB | Asset ID: 208608

Advice to ensure you understand the different systematic processes, such as risk management for identifying hazards in the workplace.


Systematic risk management: How to identify suitable standards

PDF File, 42.7 KB | Asset ID: 208597

Understand the importance of suitable standards that address risk at your workplace.


Systematic risk management: Implementing standards in a laboratory

PDF File, 50.3 KB | Asset ID: 208607

Understand how the design of a laboratory can help designers identify the hazards that can be controlled.


Systematic risk management: Innovative technique for reviewing design solutions (car park mock up for boning room)

PDF File, 147.7 KB | Asset ID: 208610

Innovative techniques for reviewing design solutions that involve developing particular parts of design for workplaces that may have poor safety.


Systematic risk management: What information should be passed to subsequent duty holders?

PDF File, 37.9 KB | Asset ID: 208612

Advice to ensure residual risk is communicated appropriately to subsequent or duty holders and to those who will use the building upon completion.


Systematic risk management: What risk management techniques are applicable in given situations?

PDF File, 25.5 KB | Asset ID: 208609

Instructions to identify which different risk management techniques are available for complex or hazardous workplaces.


Systematic risk management: What tests should be applied to ensure a standard has eliminated or controlled a hazard?

PDF File, 30.0 KB | Asset ID: 208599

Information on what tests should be used to ensure an applied standard has eliminated or controlled the hazard.


TAC and WorkSafe network occupational therapist providers (metropolitan Melbourne)

PDF File, 71.3 KB | Asset ID: 208495

A list of occupational therapist providers in metropolitan Melbourne.


TAC and WorkSafe network occupational therapist providers (regional Victoria)

PDF File, 58.8 KB | Asset ID: 212152

A list of occupational therapist providers in regional Victoria.


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