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Asthma is a condition of the lungs where the airways to the lung narrow and cause symptoms of coughing, shortness of breath, wheezing and chest tightness. The exact cause is unknown but it is often made worse or triggered by a number of factors in the person's environment. When asthma occurs as a...
Diseases and health
Dermatitis simply means inflammation of the skin. What is Contact Dermatitis? Contact Dermatitis is an inflammation that occurs when a substance comes into contact with skin. The skin is irritated. This may be in the form of either an allergy or more commonly an irritant reaction. How does the skin...
Diseases and health
An RCD can save lives. RCDs will prevent electrocution by cutting the power to a circuit in the event of earth leakage. Following are descriptions and images of devices including RCDs, circuit breakers, combination RCD and circuit breaker, portable RCDs, and powerpoint RCDs. RCDs [scald=512:...
Residual Current Devices (RCD)
The following information is about substances that meet the definition of 'hazardous substances' in the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996. There are also requirements for ensuring the safety with other chemicals at the workplace and these are outlined under Chemical control and Safety...
Hazardous substances
This page answers some of the most frequently asked questions relating to noise. How can noise affect your life? Hearing loss caused by noise is insidious and permanent. It can cause isolation at home and socially and decrease efficiency at work. High pitched sounds, such as consonants and women's...
Noise and vibration
This page contains frequently asked questions on noise and vibration.
Noise and vibration
Ototoxic chemicals are chemicals that result in hearing loss Introduction It is well documented that occupational noise exposure is a significant health hazard that leads to permanent noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) and we have the National Exposure Standard for Occupational Noise to deal with...
Noise and vibration

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This document was developed to assist in the investigation of slips, trip and falls in the workplace.
WorkSafe
Checklist
22 May 2014
WorkSafe has produced this document to increase awareness of safety issues in your industry and highlight the importance of appropriate systems of work and safety management systems.
WorkSafe
Checklist
15 Jan 2016
This checklist has been developed to highlight hazards and risks often associated with the motor vehicle body and trailer manufacturing industries.
WorkSafe
Checklist
22 May 2014
WorkSafe has produced this document to increase awareness of worker safety on or near public roads and highlight the importance of appropriate systems of work and safety management systems.
WorkSafe
Checklist
19 Jan 2017
WorkSafe has produced this document to increase awareness of safety issues in and around sporting facilities and highlight the importance of appropriate systems of work and safety management systems.
WorkSafe
Checklist
10 Jun 2014
There is the potential for scaffolders to fall from incomplete scaffolds during their erection and dismantling. Please use the checklists to ensure your workplace meets the Occupation Safety and...
WorkSafe
Checklist
20 May 2014
This checklist has been developed to highlight safety issues in the restaurant industry and provides information on how to best manage those risks to minimise workplace injuries and comply with...
WorkSafe
Checklist
22 May 2014
WorkSafe has produced this document to increase safety awareness in powder coating and highlight the importance of appropriate systems of work and safety management systems.
WorkSafe
Checklist
22 May 2014
This checklist has been developed to highlight safety issues in the pest control industry and provides information on how to best manage those risks to minimise workplace injuries and comply with...
WorkSafe
Checklist
22 May 2014
WorkSafe has produced this document to increase awareness of worker safety in and around plant nurseries and garden centres and highlight the importance of appropriate systems of work and safety...
WorkSafe
Checklist
22 May 2014

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