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Contents

ChemWatch
Consultation and workplace committees
Games
Harassment
Hazard management
Law & legislation
Manual handling
Material safety data sheets (MSDS)
Risk management
Safety signs
Skin protection
Stress
Teaching & learning resources
Workplace safety & rehabilitation
Youth

See also
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ChemWatch

Access to Chemwatch
Information for staff about accessing ChemWatch - Chemical Database and Management System. Intranet access only.

DET ChemWatch
Access to ChemWatch for trained TAFE NSW Riverina Institute staff.

Consultation and workplace committees

Consultation under the new work health and safety laws
A short video produced by WorkCover NSW, explaining the consultation process under the new work health and safety laws.

WorkCover Authority of New South Wales - A safe workplace
WorkCover information on the role of consultation in achieving and maintaining a safe workplace.

Games

Hazard a Guess
Workcover's online OHS educational game targeting young workers.

Harassment

Fact sheet: preventing and dealing with workplace bullying
WorkCover guide to help employers prevent, minimise and respond to complaints or incidents of bullying.

Harassment free workplace: policy and guidelines
Policy, guidelines and strategies to ensure New South Wales government workplaces prevent and deal with harassment issues.

Hazard management

Dangerous goods storage
WorkCover NSW information on the storage and handling of dangerous goods

Hazardous Substances Information System (HSIS)
Australian database with information on hazardous substances and exposure standards.

Making your workplace safe
Information on how to find and fix hazards in Australian workplaces. Covers workplaces generally plus the office, laboratory and workshop in detail.

National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS)
Australian notification and assessment scheme to protect the public, workers and the environment from the effects of industrial chemicals.

QuickLinks - WHS - ChemWatch
Link to online resources, including MSDS.

WHS - Safe Working and Learning
Links to information and procedures for risk management and identification for TAFE NSW Riverina Institute staff. On campus access only.

WorkCover safety alerts
Safety alerts for a wide range of industries and equipment, with information on specific health and safety risks. Alerts are arranged chronologically.

Law & legislation

Model WHS legislation
Safe Work Australia's model Work health and safety legislation includes the model Work Health and Safety (WHS) Act, supported by model Work Health and Safety (WHS) Regulations, model Codes of Practice and a National Compliance and Enforcement Policy

New work, health and safety laws in 2012
WorkCover Australia brochure, introducing the new WHS laws , with details of the main changes.

Work Health and Safety Act 2011
Full-text of the NSW Work Health and Safety Act 2011, no.10

Work, Health and Safety Regulation 2011
Full-text of the NSW Work Health and Safety Regulation, 2011

Workcover Authority of NSW - Codes of practice
New and retained codes of practice, including details on how to achieve the standards required under the WHS legislation.

Manual handling

Hazardous Manual Tasks - Code of practice
A guide to identifying hazardous manual tasks (eg. lifting & carrying) and controlling the risks of workers being affected by musculoskeletal disorders.

Material safety data sheets (MSDS)

BOC Australia: MSDS
Links to MSDS for gases and other industrial products.

MSDS online
Online collection of material safety data sheets. Sign up for a free trial to access information.

MSDS.COM.AU
Searchable index of Australian material safety data sheets. Find MSDS by product name, manufacturer, ingredients or keyword search.

Reading Labels and Material Safety Data Sheets
WorkCover NSW guide to reading and understanding the labels and MSDS on chemicals.

Risk management

QuickLinks - WHS - ChemWatch
Link to online resources, including MSDS.

Risk Assessment Management Plan System (RAMPS)
Online data management tool for TAFE NSW Riverina Institute staff to use in managing, analysis, prioritizing and reporting of risk assessments. On campus access only.

WHS - Safe Working and Learning
Links to information and procedures for risk management and identification for TAFE NSW Riverina Institute staff. On campus access only.

Safety signs

AS 1319-1994 Safety signs for the occupational environment
Australian Standard about using safety signs in the workplace. RI staff and students have online access using the Library's Standards Online subscription. Contact Library staff for login and access details at your Campus.

Multilingual safety signs
SafeWork SA safety signs in community languages.

Skin protection

Excessive Sun Exposure
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) information about the risks of sun exposure. Links to information on sun protection methods and statistics on skin cancers.

Sunburn
Information from the Australian Government's HealthInsite website about the effects of overexposure to ultraviolet radiation (UVR) from the sun.

SunSmart
Cancer Council Australia information about the risks, benefits and management of sun exposure. Includes information about sun protection in the workplace.

Stress

QuickLinks - Welfare - Stress
Links to information on recognising and managing stress.

Teaching & learning resources

Activities & tests
Online activities and tests on WHS topics including safety, law and hazard identification in a range of workplaces.

Workplace safety & rehabilitation

Activities & tests
Online activities and tests on OHS topics including safety, law and hazard identification in a range of workplaces.

Comcare
Australian Government organization responsible for workplace safety, rehabilitation and compensation.

CRS Australia
Australian Government organisation providing vocational rehabilitation services to assist people with a disability, injury or health condition find and keep a job.

Safe Work Australia
Safe Work Australia covers Australian WHS and workers compensation programs and initiatives, as well as national standards and codes of practice. Access point for national research and statistical information.

WorkCover NSW
NSW Government information to promote safe workplaces, effective return to work and security for injured workers. Covers WHS responsibilities, law, licensing and workers compensation topics for workers and employers.

Youth

Hazard a Guess
Workcover's online OHS educational game targeting young workers.

In working order : a WHS toolkit for young workers
In Working Order contains resources and useful links to help young workers develop strategies and skills to prevent injury and promote workplace safety.

QuickLinks - Youth subtopics
Links to online resources on a range of topics for and about youth.

Young workers
WorkCover NSW website about workplace safety, rights and responsibilities.