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Workplace health and safety

Find government information about workplace and occupational health and safety issues.

Safe Work Australia

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Leads the development of national policy to improve work health and safety and workers’ compensation arrangements across Australia
More: Model WHS laws and codes of practice | Statistics

Safe Work Australia

Workplace health and safety (WHS)

Business owners have responsibilities regarding health and safety in the workplace. This page links to information on WHS/OH&S Acts, regulations and codes of practice and workers' compensation requirements.
More: Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) in your state or territory

Department of Industry and Science

Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency

Provides information on asbestos in the home and workplace. The Agency provides a national focus on asbestos issues which go beyond workplace safety to encompass environmental and public health issues.

Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency

Comcare

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As the workers' compensation insurer for the Australian Government, provides safety, rehabilitation and compensation services to Australian Government employees (and employees of the ACT Government).
More: WHS Codes of practice | Managing risks in the workplace | Forms

Comcare

Occupational health and safety harmonisation

Information on laws that have been put in place to help harmonise occupational health and safety across Australia.

Department of Employment

Safety Month

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Provides you with a listing of all the events taking place around Australia during Safe Work Australia Month, as well as safety tips for the workplace.

Safe Work Australia

Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission

Carries out regulatory functions in relation to Comcare and other authorities that determine workers’ compensation claims under the SRC Act.

Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission

Seafarers Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Authority

A national scheme of workplace health and safety (WHS), rehabilitation and workers’ compensation arrangements which apply to defined seafaring employees.

Seafarers Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Authority (Seacare Authority)