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WHS (Workplace health and safety)

Business owners are responsible for health and safety in the workplace. Previously known as Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S), find out more about WHS laws and workers' compensation.

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

Safe Work Australia

Workplace health and safety

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.

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

Comcare

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As the workers' compensation insurer for the Australian Government, Comcare provides safety, rehabilitation and compensation services to Australian Government employees (and employees of the ACT Government).

Comcare

Hazardous Substances Information System

Provides direct access to a consolidated list of all the classified substances contained in the HSIS database.

Safe Work Australia

National Workers Memorial

Provides information about the national memorial to pay tribute to working Australians who have died as a result of work-related accidents, incidents and disease. 

Department of Employment

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

Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner

Aims to promote and improve occupational health and safety in the Australian building and construction industry. Provides administrative support to the functions of the Federal Safety Commissioner.

Department of Employment

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