New Work Health and Safety laws are coming. Our guidance material will be updated with new information as it comes to hand. For further assistance please contact the Helpline on 1300 366 322.
Information on the Model work health and safety laws - includes presentations from the workshops and seminars
(PDF, 366.1 KB) 16 Pages
Outlines the process workplaces must follow to elect an employees’ safety representative (ESR).
ID: GB139 | Date: 02/2012 | Format: CD; Hardcopy
(PDF, 583.8 KB) 20 Pages
Provides an overview of the workplace health and safety legislation in Tasmania. Explains the rights and responsibilities of different people in the workplace, as well as WorkCover Tasmania and Workplace Standards Tasmania.
ID: GB133 | Date: 11/2010 | Format: CD; Hardcopy
(PDF, 491.5 KB) 20 Pages
Explains the hazards involved in mobile equipment near overhead power lines and conductors.
ID: GB137 | Date: 02/2012 | Format: CD; Hardcopy
(PDF, 281.6 KB) 18 Pages
Covers the effects of bullying on OHS and suggests practical ways to manage and reduce this.
ID: GB253 | Date: 06/2010 | Format: CD; Hardcopy
(PDF, 713.1 KB) 20 Pages
Drugs and alcohol in the workplace: A guide for employers and workers
ID: GB254 | Date: 06/2010 | Format: CD; Hardcopy
(PDF, 487.0 KB) 24 Pages
Outlines the functions of an employees’ safety representative, the training required, the steps for resolving different issues, and copies of relevant forms.
ID: GB138 | Date: 04/2009 | Format: CD; Hardcopy
(PDF, 192.4 KB) Pages
This publication focuses on simple safety practices and involvement of everyone in the workplace to help reduce the risk of forklift-related injuries. Internet only
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(PDF, 776.1 KB) 20 Pages
Getting started: Information for employers inducting, training and supervising new workers is aimed at employers, managers or supervisors who are welcoming new workers to their workplace.
ID: GB226 | Date: 12/2010 | Format: CD; Hardcopy
(PDF, 2.8 MB) 28 Pages
How to avoid manual handling injuries in your workplace.
ID: GB114 | Date: 02/2012 | Format: CD; Hardcopy
(PDF, 978.8 KB) 12 Pages
Hazard management: play it SAFE
ID: GB081 | Date: 07/2011 | Format: CD; Hardcopy
(PDF, 245.6 KB) 2 Pages
This fact sheet provides basic information if you are already an ESR, interested in becoming an HSR under the new legislation, or want to know what the new laws mean for HSRs.
ID: FS103 | Date: 01/2012 | Format: CD; Hardcopy
(PDF, 450.9 KB) Pages
This handbook aims to assist franchisors develop an effective health and safety system and help franchisees understand how to implement this system in their workplace. Internet only
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(PDF, 348.2 KB) 16 Pages
Looks at the new model WHS legislation and its provisions for work health and safety (WHS), which is anticipated to come into effect in Tasmania in the next 12 months.
ID: GB303 | Date: 01/2012 | Format: CD; Hardcopy
(PDF, 193.1 KB) 2 Pages
Information on the new work health and safety laws that are anticipated to come into effect 1 January 2012
ID: FS100 | Date: 07/2011 | Format: CD; Hardcopy
(PDF, 205.1 KB) 1 Pages
Shows simple exercises to do whenever you need a break in your working day. Designed to stretch and mobilise the muscles and joints most in need of exercise.
ID: PO015 | Date: 02/2012 | Format: CD; Hardcopy
(PDF, 186.5 KB) 2 Pages
Fact sheet 2 on PCBUs (persons conducting a business or undertaking), workers and officers
ID: FS101 | Date: 01/2012 | Format: CD; Hardcopy
(PDF, 642.4 KB) 20 Pages
Outlines the requirements for plant registration and item registration, and for the record keeping related to plant, for all example of plant.
ID: GB086 | Date: 12/2010 | Format: CD; Hardcopy
(PDF, 1.3 MB) 24 Pages
Advice on how to manage hazardous substances in the workplace. Explains material data safety sheets (MSDS), labelling requirements, and safe disposal of chemicals.
ID: GB084 | Date: 06/2011 | Format: CD; Hardcopy
(PDF, 938.8 KB) Pages
Quad bikes (four-wheeled motorbikes) are popular and useful machines that help Australian farmers tend to crops and livestock quickly and efficiently. However, quad bikes are also a significant cause of death and injury on farms. Internet only
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(PDF, 174.4 KB) 1 Pages
Poster on how to lift correctly using the semi-squat approach
ID: PO023 | Date: 02/2012 | Format: CD; Hardcopy
(PDF, 189.0 KB) 1 Pages
Under the new work health and safety (WHS) laws, certain volunteer associations, volunteers, and persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs) who engage volunteers will have new responsibilities.
ID: FS104 | Date: 01/2012 | Format: CD; Hardcopy
(PDF, 1003.0 KB) 32 Pages
Welcome to the Workplace introduces some of the health and safety aspects of being a new worker. Both you and your employer have important roles and responsibilities for protecting the health and safety of yourself and of others while you’re at work. There’s also information about conditions of your employment.
ID: GB140 | Date: 02/2012 | Format: CD; Hardcopy
(PDF, 388.0 KB) 2 Pages
Provides short, sharp information about workers’ rights and responsibilities for workplace health and safety.
ID: GB013 | Date: 06/2011 | Format: CD; Hardcopy
(PDF, 420.9 KB) 16 Pages
Summarises common hazards that cleaners may encounter and possible solutions. Outlines workplace health and safety rights and responsibilities of workers.
ID: GB102 | Date: 02/2012 | Format: CD; Hardcopy
(PDF, 416.4 KB) 14 Pages
Covers the effects of stress on OHS and suggests practical ways to manage and reduce this.
ID: GB252 | Date: 06/2010 | Format: CD; Hardcopy
Publications available on other sites
includes guidance notes, licensing guides and legislative documents
includes guidance material on workers compensation, insurance and return to work
Asbestos in Tasmania
includes guidance material, information sheets and compensation information
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