Hazards

This A to Z guide contains important information on workplace hazards common to many workplaces.

Look out for regular updates to this section, which supplies details of hazard types, appropriate safety measures to take, what the employer responsibilities are, and which legislation applies.

If there is additional material you would like to see or you would like to provide feedback, please email NSW Labor Council at mail@unionsnsw.org.au.


A to K | L to N | O to Z


Hazards A to K

AIDS/HIV

Accident and Injury Notification

Air Conditioning

Air Quality

Aluminium Phosphine (Phostoxin)

Amenities

Asbestos

Asbestos Cement Sheeting

Brucellosis

Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace

Call Centres

Chemical Safety for Food Workers

Codes of Practice

Cold Stress

Committees, Safety Reps and Consultation

 Confined Spaces

Cotton Farmers And Powerline Safety

Dermatitis

Dust (Including Cotton and Wood Dust)

Electricity

Electrical Inspections and Testing

Entertainment

 Galvanised Steel

Hairdressing, Nail and Beauty Safety

Hazardous Chemicals

Health Hazards in Construction Sites

• Heat Stress

Hepatitis

Hazards L to N

Latex Allergy

Lead Based Paint in Construction Work

Lead: How to Work Safely

Machinery and Equipment

• MDF Precautions

Media

• Metal Fume Fever

Mobile Phones and Radio Frequency Radiation (RFR)

• Noise Hazards

Hazards O to Z

Occupational Asthma

• Occupational Overuse Syndrome

Passive Smoking

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Photocopiers

Portable Fire Extinguisher Guide

Post Traumatic Stress

Powerlines

Q Fever

Reproductive Hazards

• Respect and Dignity in the workplace

• Sewage Spills

Shiftwork and Extended Hours

Sick Building Syndrome

• Slips, Trips and Falls

Silica Dust and Respiratory Disease

Silicosis

Skin Cancer and Outside Work

Smoking & the Environment

Smoking – Environmental Tobacco Smoke and Passive Smoking

Smoking – Environmental Tobacco Smoking and the Law

Solvents at Work

Synthetic Mineral Fibres (SMF)

Violence In The Workplace

• Welding Precautions

Wood Dust

• Working at Heights

• Working Safely in the Sun

• Workplace Stress

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