Health and safety

Information on health and safety in the workplace including employers’ duties and obligations.

Australia :: Smoking in the workplace

In Australia, all states and territories have a smoking ban on enclosed public spaces, such as public transport, office buildings, shopping centres and schools …

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Australia :: Supply chain safety – HGVs

Those operating Heavy Goods Vehicles must adopt Chain of Responsibility laws …

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Australia :: Health assessments

Many employees in Australia are required to undertake health assessments as a pre-condition of employment, which may include a medical examination …

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Australia :: Health and safety representatives

◉ Applicable to all states: ➠ Breach of the Fair Work Act Where it is reasonably believed that there has been a breach of the Fair Work Act or state or territory health and safety legislation, an official from an organisation entitled to represent an employee in the workplace has a right of entry to the workplace …

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Australia (Western Australia) :: Health and safety

WorkSafe provides safety and health guidance in Western Australia as a sector of the Department of Commerce …

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Australia (Victoria) :: Health and safety

The Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 imposes upon employers the duty to, as far as reasonably practicable, eliminate risks to health safety or where this is not possible minimise them …

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Australia (all states except Victoria and Western Australia) :: Health and safety

Safe Work Australia have provided a model Health and Safety Act and Regulations, which has been implemented in all states, except in Victoria and Western Australia …

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Australia :: Drug and alcohol policies

Zero-tolerance drug and alcohol policies have been strengthened in Australia following a decision of the Federal Court in 2015 …

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