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Work Health And Safety - Handbook

SKU: 00828B



Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) legislation requires organisations to eliminate or reduce the risks to health and safety associated with work. These risks relate to physical hazards such as exposure to chemicals, manual handling and plant, and also psychological hazards associated with fatigue, bullying and stress.

From a legal perspective, senior management is required to take reasonable care or exercise due diligence to ensure that the organisation is meeting its obligations to provide a workplace that is healthy and safe.

This handbook has been designed to assist organisations to implement systems that enable them to meet their legislative obligations and achieve efficient and effective management of safety.

Topics covered in this Handbook are:

  • WHS responsibilities
  • Demonstrating management commitment
  • Monitoring and review of safety performance
  • Consultation
  • Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs) and Safety Committees
  • Risk identification and control
  • The WHS considerations of recruitment, selection and engagement of employees
  • Information, instruction, training and supervision
  • Managing contractors and labour hire personnel
  • Responding to incidents in the workplace
  • External influences - inspectors and unions

Some of the features of this publication include:

  • Taking management of WHS beyond compliance
  • Providing practical approaches to implementing WHS in your workplace
  • Practical tools and checklists you can use straight away to manage WHS

Accompanying this publication are checklists and forms for ease of use at your workplace; these are provided electronically.

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