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


Accident and Injury Notification

Air Conditioning

Air Quality

Aluminium Phosphine (Phostoxin)



Asbestos Cement Sheeting


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


Dust (Including Cotton and Wood Dust)


Electrical Inspections and Testing


 Galvanised Steel

Hairdressing, Nail and Beauty Safety

Hazardous Chemicals

Health Hazards in Construction Sites

• Heat Stress


Hazards L to N

Latex Allergy

Lead Based Paint in Construction Work

Lead: How to Work Safely

Machinery and Equipment

• MDF Precautions


• 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)


Portable Fire Extinguisher Guide

Post Traumatic Stress


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


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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