What is a ‘notifiable incident’

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A ‘notifiable incident’ as outlined in the WHS Act is:

  • the death of a person
  • a ‘serious injury or illness’, or
  • a ‘dangerous incident’

arising out of the conduct of a business or undertaking at a workplace.

‘Notifiable incidents’ may …

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Incident Notification Fact Sheet

Incident Notification Fact Sheet

The Work Health and Safety Act (WHS Act) requires the regulator to be notified of certain ‘notifiable incidents’. This fact sheet will help you decide whether the regulator needs to be notified of a work-related injury, illness or dangerous incident …

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Guide to the Work Health and Safety Act

The Guide to the Work Health and Safety Act provides an overview of the Work Health and Safety Act. It is designed as a general guide to help people understand their health and safety duties and rights at work. This …

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Hazard control – use of PPE

What is Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)?

As part of the risk assessment process the employer, in consultation with employees, must identify any foreseeable risks in the workplace that may be a hazard to anyone in the place of work.

An …

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Resources – risk management

Managing Workplace Risks
(A requirement of WHS Law)

The “Risk Management Approach”
Risk Management is a 4 –Step Process to find:

1. What is the problem Identify the Hazards
2. How big is the problem Assess the risks
3. How
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Workplace hazards

A hazard is ‘anything (including work practices or procedures) that has the potential to harm the health or safety of a person’ ( Occupational Health & Safety Act 2000).

The first step in making your workplace safer is identifying …

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Resources – policies

Occupational Health and Safety Consultation – Policies & Procedures

Dignity and Respect in the Workplace Charter

Drugs & Alcohol Policy

Joint Management/Union Occupational Health & Safety Consultation Policy and Procedures

Model Charter for Your OHS Committee

Sexual Harassment Policy

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Work health and safety act

What are the model work health and safety laws?
Safe Work Australia is developing model work health and safety laws as part of an initiative of the Council of Australian Governments. This initiative demonstrates a commitment to improving the work …

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Regulations

Occupational Health and Safety Regulation 2001

Go to Regulation on NSW Government Legislation website

Workers Compensation Regulation 2003

Go to Regulation on NSW Government Legislation website

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Codes of practice

Control of Workplace Hazardous Substances

Labelling of Hazardous Substances

Manual Handling 1991

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OHS – Consultation & Effective Decision Making

Prevention of Occupational Overuse Syndrome – National Code of Practice

Risk Assessment

Storage & Handling of Dangerous Goods

Work in

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