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Publication listing

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

How to obtain publications

A Guide for the election of Employees’ Safety Representatives
(PDF, 366.1 KB) 16 Pages
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Outlines the process workplaces must follow to elect an employees’ safety representative (ESR).

ID: GB139 | Date: 02/2012 | Format: CD; Hardcopy

A guide to the workplace health and safety legislation
(PDF, 583.8 KB) 20 Pages
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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

A Guide to Working Safely near Overhead Power Lines
(PDF, 491.5 KB) 20 Pages
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Explains the hazards involved in mobile equipment near overhead power lines and conductors.

ID: GB137 | Date: 02/2012 | Format: CD; Hardcopy

Bullying: A guide for employers and workers
(PDF, 281.6 KB) 18 Pages
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Covers the effects of bullying on OHS and suggests practical ways to manage and reduce this.

ID: GB253 | Date: 06/2010 | Format: CD; Hardcopy

Drugs and Alcohol: A guide for employers and workers
(PDF, 713.1 KB) 20 Pages
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Drugs and alcohol in the workplace: A guide for employers and workers

ID: GB254 | Date: 06/2010 | Format: CD; Hardcopy

ESR handbook
(PDF, 487.0 KB) 24 Pages
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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

Forklift safety - reducing the risks
(PDF, 192.4 KB) Pages
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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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Getting Started - Information for employers inducting, training and supervising new workers
(PDF, 776.1 KB) 20 Pages
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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

Guide to preventing body strain
(PDF, 2.8 MB) 28 Pages
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How to avoid manual handling injuries in your workplace.

ID: GB114 | Date: 02/2012 | Format: CD; Hardcopy

Hazard management - Play it SAFE
(PDF, 978.8 KB) 12 Pages
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Hazard management: play it SAFE

ID: GB081 | Date: 07/2011 | Format: CD; Hardcopy

Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs)
(PDF, 245.6 KB) 2 Pages
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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

Managing health and safety in food retail
(PDF, 450.9 KB) Pages
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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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New model work health and safety laws: What they will mean for you
(PDF, 348.2 KB) 16 Pages
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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

New work health and safety laws in 2012
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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

Pause exercises poster
(PDF, 205.1 KB) 1 Pages
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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

PCBUs, workers and officers
(PDF, 186.5 KB) 2 Pages
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Fact sheet 2 on PCBUs (persons conducting a business or undertaking), workers and officers

ID: FS101 | Date: 01/2012 | Format: CD; Hardcopy

Plant safety: registration and record keeping requirements applying in Tasmania
(PDF, 642.4 KB) 20 Pages
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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

Play it SAFE with chemicals: A guide to managing hazardous substances
(PDF, 1.3 MB) 24 Pages
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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

Quad bikes on farms
(PDF, 938.8 KB) Pages
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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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The semi-squat approach to lifting poster
(PDF, 174.4 KB) 1 Pages
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Poster on how to lift correctly using the semi-squat approach

ID: PO023 | Date: 02/2012 | Format: CD; Hardcopy

Volunteers
(PDF, 189.0 KB) 1 Pages
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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

Welcome to the Workplace - A health and safety guide for new workers
(PDF, 1003.0 KB) 32 Pages
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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

What you don't know can hurt you
(PDF, 388.0 KB) 2 Pages
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Provides short, sharp information about workers’ rights and responsibilities for workplace health and safety.

ID: GB013 | Date: 06/2011 | Format: CD; Hardcopy

Workplace health and safety basics for cleaners
(PDF, 420.9 KB) 16 Pages
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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

Workplace Stress: A guide for employers and workers
(PDF, 416.4 KB) 14 Pages
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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

Workplace Standards
includes guidance notes, licensing guides and legislative documents

WorkCover
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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