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2019 WorkSafe Month Webinars

Watch 2019 WorkSafe Month webinars.

Topics > Health and safety > Events > WorkSafe Month

4 steps to manage hazards and risk

Runs through four steps to identify and manage safety hazards.

Topics > Health and safety > Managing safety > Getting your safety systems right

About MDGuidelines

MDGuidelines provides up to date evidence-based information on diseases and injuries. This can help doctors and others involved in return to work predict the likely duration of a worker’s incapacity and the timeframes in which they can return to work.

Topics > Compensation > Workers compensation > MDGuidelines

About the WorkCover Tasmania Board

About the WorkCover Tasmania Board, and its current members

About us

About us

About WorkSafe Tasmania, its Strategic Plan, and its relationship with the WorkCover Tasmania Board

Abrasive blasting: Code of practice

Provides practical guidance on how to manage risks associated with abrasive blasting.

Topics > Laws and compliance > Codes of practice > codes of practice folder

Accessibility

We are committed to making information accessible to all members of the Tasmanian community, including people with disabilities. We have built our website using best practice and designing the site for all users.

Accommodation and Food Services

Accommodation and Food Services industry hazards, injuries, resources and solutions.

Topics > Health and safety > Safety by industry

Accommodation and Food Services industry snapshot

Provides performance data, trends and areas of focus for WorkSafe within the Accommodation and Food Services industry.

Topics > Health and safety > Safety by industry > Industry snapshots

Accommodation and Food Services industry snapshot 2017

Provides performance data, trends and areas of focus for WorkSafe within the Accommodation and Food Services industry.

Topics > Health and safety > Safety by industry > 2017 Industry snapshots web pages

Accommodation and Food Services industry snapshot 2018

Provides performance data, trends and areas of focus for WorkSafe within the Accommodation and Food Services industry.

Topics > Health and safety > Safety by industry > 2018 Industry snapshots web pages

Acts and Regulations

The laws that WorkSafe Tasmania administers.

Topics > Laws and compliance

Administrative and Support Services

Administrative and Support Services industry hazards, injuries, resources and solutions.

Topics > Health and safety > Safety by industry

Administrative and Support Services industry snapshot

Provides performance data, trends and areas of focus for WorkSafe within the Administrative and Support Services industry.

Topics > Health and safety > Safety by industry > Industry snapshots

Administrative and Support Services industry snapshot 2017

Provides performance data, trends and areas of focus for WorkSafe within the Administrative and Support Services industry.

Topics > Health and safety > Safety by industry > 2017 Industry snapshots web pages

Administrative and Support Services industry snapshot 2018

Provides performance data, trends and areas of focus for WorkSafe within the Administrative and Support Services industry.

Topics > Health and safety > Safety by industry > 2018 Industry snapshots web pages

Advisory Service

About WorkSafe’s Advisory Service and how it can help small-medium business with work safety and wellbeing.

Topics > Health and safety

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing industry hazards, injuries, resources and solutions

Topics > Health and safety > Safety by industry

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing industry snapshot

Provides performance data, trends and areas of focus for WorkSafe within the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing industry.

Topics > Health and safety > Safety by industry > Industry snapshots

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing industry snapshot 2017

Provides performance data, trends and areas of focus for WorkSafe within the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing industry.

Topics > Health and safety > Safety by industry > 2017 Industry snapshots web pages

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing industry snapshot 2018

Provides performance data, trends and areas of focus for WorkSafe within the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing industry.

Topics > Health and safety > Safety by industry > 2018 Industry snapshots web pages

Airborne contaminants

The health and safety risks of airborne contaminants and how to manage them

Topics > Health and safety > Hazards and solutions A-Z > Hazards and solutions A-Z pages > A

Alcohol and drugs

The health and safety risks of drugs and alcohol (including prescription medicine) and how to manage them.

Topics > Health and safety > Hazards and solutions A-Z > Hazards and solutions A-Z pages > A

Animal handling in agriculture

The health and safety risks of handling animals and how to manage them.

Topics > Health and safety > Hazards and solutions A-Z > Hazards and solutions A-Z pages > A

Arts and Recreation industry snapshot

Provides performance data, trends and areas of focus for WorkSafe within the Arts and Recreation Services industry.

Topics > Health and safety > Safety by industry > Industry snapshots

Arts and Recreation Services

Arts and Recreation Services industry hazards, injuries, resources and solutions

Topics > Health and safety > Safety by industry

Arts and Recreation Services industry snapshot 2017

Provides performance data, trends and areas of focus for WorkSafe within the Arts and Recreation Services industry.

Topics > Health and safety > Safety by industry > 2017 Industry snapshots web pages

Arts and Recreation Services industry snapshot 2018

Provides performance data, trends and areas of focus for WorkSafe within the Arts and Recreation Services industry.

Topics > Health and safety > Safety by industry > 2018 Industry snapshots web pages

Asbestos claims for family members

Aimed at family members of a deceased worker. Details the step by step process to follow to make a claim for asbestos compensation in Tasmania.

Topics > Compensation > Asbestos compensation > Applicants

Asbestos claims for workers

Aimed at workers. Details the step by step process that workers must follow to make a claim for asbestos compensation in Tasmania.

Topics > Compensation > Asbestos compensation > Applicants

Asbestos compensation

List of asbestos compensation forms and guides

Topics > Compensation > Compensation guides and forms

Asbestos compensation disputes

Explains what to do in asbestos compensation disputes and referral to the Asbestos Compensation Tribunal

Topics > Compensation > Asbestos compensation > Laws, reports and dispute resolution

Asbestos compensation laws and annual reports

Lists Tasmanian asbestos compensation laws and Asbestos Compensation Commissioner annual reports.

Topics > Compensation > Asbestos compensation > Laws, reports and dispute resolution

Asbestos Compensation Scheme

Explains Tasmania’s asbestos compensation scheme and who can make a claim.

Topics > Compensation > Asbestos compensation > Applicants

Asbestos in mineral kits

Warns of the potential presence of asbestos in mineral kits; and what to do if you have these.

Topics > Health and safety > Safety alerts

Asbestos in some bunsen burner mats

Warning of the potential presence of asbestos in bunsen burner mats used in laboratories; and what to do if you have these.

Topics > Health and safety > Safety alerts

Asbestos removal licensing

Explains when an asbestos licence is required for asbestos removal, the types of asbestos licences, and how to get an asbestos licence

Topics > Licensing permits and registration

Asbestos safety

The health and safety risks of asbestos and how to manage them. Aimed at DIY home renovators and tradespeople/workplaces.

Basic rate and basic salary indexation

Provides the declared basic salary calculated in accordance with the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1998.

Topics > Compensation > Workers compensation > Employers

Becoming a high risk licence assessor

Explains how to become a high risk work assessor accredited by WorkSafe Tasmania.

Topics > Licensing permits and registration > High risk licensing

Build a positive safety culture

Introduces the benefits of a positive safety culture, and how to create it in your workplace.

Topics > Health and safety > Managing safety > Getting your safety systems right

Bushfires

The health and safety risks that may be present when returning to bushfire-affected areas and how to manage them.

Topics > Health and safety > Hazards and solutions A-Z > Hazards and solutions A-Z pages > B

Catch up on Events

Watch recordings of past Better Work Tasmania events, along with content on current work health, safety and wellbeing issues

Topics > Services and advice > Better Work Tasmania > Past Events - recordings and other information

Ceasing unsafe work

Explains when and why a worker can cease unsafe work.

Topics > Health and safety > Managing safety > Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs)

Check the classes of high risk work

Lists the classes of high risk work licences.

Topics > Licensing permits and registration > High risk licensing

Cleaners

The health and safety risks in the cleaning industry and how to manage them.

Topics > Health and safety > Hazards and solutions A-Z > Hazards and solutions A-Z pages > C

Codes of practice

Lists the current approved codes of practice with effect in Tasmania.

Topics > Laws and compliance

Common law damages

Explains the requirement to notify the Asbestos Compensation Commissioner of common law action.

Topics > Compensation > Asbestos compensation > Applicants

Common mistakes that lead to fines

Lists common safety and compliance mistakes, and explains how to avoid them and the associated penalties.

Topics > Health and safety > Managing safety > Starting a business with safety in mind

Common work health and safety terms

Explains commonly used work health and safety words and terms.

Topics > Health and safety > Managing safety > Starting a business with safety in mind

Comparative performance reporting

Provides trend analysis on the work health and safety and workers compensation schemes operating in Australia and New Zealand.

Topics > Forms and publications > Statistics

Compensation under other laws

Explains the requirement to notify the Asbestos Compensation Commissioner of any compensation received under other laws.

Topics > Compensation > Asbestos compensation > Applicants

Completing the Irrevocable Power of Attorney

Aimed at self insurers. Explains how to complete the required irrevocable power of attorney and submit it to the WorkCover Tasmania Board.

Topics > Compensation > Workers compensation > Self-insurers

Conducting and providing the annual WHS management systems report

Aimed at self insurers. Explains how to conduct the required work health and safety management system report and provide it to the WorkCover Tasmania Board.

Topics > Compensation > Workers compensation > Self-insurers

Confined spaces

The health and safety risks of confined spaces and how to manage them.

Topics > Health and safety > Hazards and solutions A-Z > Hazards and solutions A-Z pages > C

Confined spaces: Code of practice

Provides practical guidance on how to manage risks associated with work carried out in a confined space. Applies to workplaces plus designers/manufacturers/ suppliers of plant/structures that include/are intended to include a confined space.

Topics > Laws and compliance > Codes of practice > codes of practice folder

Construction

Construction industry hazards, injuries, resources and solutions

Topics > Health and safety > Safety by industry

Construction industry snapshot

Provides performance data, trends and areas of focus for WorkSafe within the Construction industry.

Topics > Health and safety > Safety by industry > Industry snapshots

Construction industry snapshot 2017

Provides performance data, trends and areas of focus for WorkSafe within the Construction industry.

Topics > Health and safety > Safety by industry > 2017 Industry snapshots web pages

Construction industry snapshot 2018

Provides performance data, trends and areas of focus for WorkSafe within the Construction industry.

Topics > Health and safety > Safety by industry > 2018 Industry snapshots web pages

Construction tools and templates

Tools and templates for the construction industry.

Topics > Health and safety > Safety forms and guides

Construction work: Code of practice

Provides practical guidance on how to manage risks associated with work carried out in a confined space. Applies to workplaces plus designers/manufacturers/ suppliers of plant/structures that include/are intended to include a confined space.

Topics > Laws and compliance > Codes of practice > codes of practice folder

Consulting about safety

Explains what consultation is, the benefits of consulting, who to consult with and how.

Topics > Health and safety > Managing safety > Getting your safety systems right

Contact us

Contact details for WorkSafe Tasmania, the WorkCover Tasmania Board, and Asbestos Compensation Commissioner

Contractor management

Explains the difference between contractors and PCBUs, and how PCBUs can manage their contractors.

Topics > Health and safety > Managing safety > Managing people in your workplace

Corporate publications

Find annual reports for WorkSafe, the WorkCover Tasmania Board and the Asbestos Compensation Commissioner; our current Strategic Plan; and past corporate reports.

Topics > Forms and publications

Costs associated with holding a licence to insure

Aimed at licensed insurers. Lists the expenses associated with becoming a licensed insurer, and the ongoing expenses associated with maintaining your licence.

Topics > Compensation > Workers compensation > Licensed Insurers

Costs associated with holding a permit to self-insure

Aimed at self insurers. Lists the expenses associated with becoming a self insurer, and the ongoing expenses associated with maintaining your permit.

Topics > Compensation > Workers compensation > Self-insurers

Court summaries

List of court summaries of prosecutions undertaken by WorkSafe Tasmania.

Topics > Laws and compliance > Enforcement and prosecutions > Prosecutions

Dangerous goods driver licences

Explains how to get a driver licence to transport dangerous goods by road.

Topics > Licensing permits and registration > Dangerous goods and hazardous chemicals > Transport of dangerous goods

Dangerous goods vehicle licences

Explains how to get a licence for vehicles used to transport dangerous goods by road.

Topics > Licensing permits and registration > Dangerous goods and hazardous chemicals > Transport of dangerous goods

Deemed diseases

Lists the diseases and exposures that presume (in the absence of other evidence) that the worker’s employment has contributed to by a substantial degree.

Topics > Compensation > Workers compensation > Workers

Definitions in asbestos compensation

Defines terms and words commonly used in the Tasmanian asbestos compensation scheme.

Topics > Compensation > Asbestos compensation > Laws, reports and dispute resolution

Demolition work: Code of practice

Provides practical guidance on how to manage risks associated with demolition work.

Topics > Laws and compliance > Codes of practice > codes of practice folder

Diving work

The safety and legal requirements for diving work.

Topics > Health and safety > Hazards and solutions A-Z > Hazards and solutions A-Z pages > D

Do I need a fireworks permit?

Explains when a fireworks permit is required and how to apply for a fireworks permit.

Topics > Licensing permits and registration > Fireworks permits

Do I need a high risk work licence?

Find out if you need a high risk work licence. Also explains when a high risk work licence is not required.

Topics > Licensing permits and registration > High risk licensing

Domestic and family violence

How domestic and family violence is a workplace issue. Workplace strategies for making a difference.

Topics > Health and safety > Healthy workplaces > Wellbeing A-Z > Mental health

Drugs and alcohol

The health and safety risks of drugs and alcohol (including prescription medicine) and how to manage them.

Topics > Health and safety > Hazards and solutions A-Z > Hazards and solutions A-Z pages > D

Education and Training

Education and Training industry hazards, injuries, resources and solutions

Topics > Health and safety > Safety by industry

Education and Training industry snapshot

Provides performance data, trends and areas of focus for WorkSafe within the Education and Training industry.

Topics > Health and safety > Safety by industry > Industry snapshots

Education and Training industry snapshot 2017

Provides performance data, trends and areas of focus for WorkSafe within the Education and Training industry.

Topics > Health and safety > Safety by industry > 2017 Industry snapshots web pages

Education and Training industry snapshot 2018

Provides performance data, trends and areas of focus for WorkSafe within the Education and Training industry.

Topics > Health and safety > Safety by industry > 2018 Industry snapshots web pages

Electing HSRs

Explains how to hold an election for health and safety representatives (HSRs).

Topics > Health and safety > Managing safety > Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs)

Electrical power tool safety on board marine vessels

Warns the fishing and maritime industry of the dangers of using 240-volt electric power tools and equipment on vessels where exposure to sea water is a risk factor.

Topics > Health and safety > Safety alerts

Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services industry snapshot

Provides performance data, trends and areas of focus for WorkSafe within the Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services industry

Topics > Health and safety > Safety by industry > Industry snapshots

Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services industry snapshot 2017

Provides performance data, trends and areas of focus for WorkSafe within the Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services industry.

Topics > Health and safety > Safety by industry > 2017 Industry snapshots web pages

Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services industry snapshot 2018

Provides performance data, trends and areas of focus for WorkSafe within the Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services industry.

Topics > Health and safety > Safety by industry > 2018 Industry snapshots web pages

Enforcing the laws

Enforcement options including notices, fines, prosecutions and WHS undertakings

Topics > Laws and compliance > Enforcement and prosecutions > Enforcing the WHS laws

Establishing work groups for HSRs

Explains how to establish work groups for health and safety representatives (HSRs).

Topics > Health and safety > Managing safety > Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs)

Evidence of identity

Lists the types of identification required for licensing and permits.

Topics > Licensing permits and registration

Excavation work: Code of practice

Provides practical guidance on how to manage risks associated with excavation work, including bulk excavations more than 1.5 metres deep, trenches, shafts and tunnels.

Topics > Laws and compliance > Codes of practice > codes of practice folder

Exemptions under the Work Health and Safety Regulations

Exemptions under the Work Health and Safety Regulations and who may apply.

Topics > Laws and compliance > Acts and Regulations

Eye injuries

The health and safety risks associated with eye hazards and how to manage them to reduce the risk of eye injuries.

Topics > Health and safety > Hazards and solutions A-Z > Hazards and solutions A-Z pages > E

Failure of soft sling during maintenance

Describes an incident where a soft sling failed during maintenance inside a raw material processing mill.

Topics > Health and safety > Safety alerts

Farmers fatally crushed using tractors

Outlines safety precautions to take following the deaths of two farmers after being crushed by tractors

Topics > Health and safety > Safety alerts

Fatigue

The health and safety risks of fatigue and how to manage them.

Topics > Health and safety > Hazards and solutions A-Z > Hazards and solutions A-Z pages > F

Favourites

WorkSafe Tasmania - bookmark your favourite or most frequently used pages

Financial and Insurance Services

Financial and Insurance Services industry hazards, injuries, resources and solutions

Topics > Health and safety > Safety by industry

Financial and Insurance Services industry snapshot

Provides performance data, trends and areas of focus for WorkSafe within the Financial and Insurance Services industry.

Topics > Health and safety > Safety by industry > Industry snapshots

Financial and Insurance Services industry snapshot 2018

Provides performance data, trends and areas of focus for WorkSafe within the Financial and Insurance Services industry.

Topics > Health and safety > Safety by industry > 2018 Industry snapshots web pages

Financial and Insurance Services industry snapshot 2017

Provides performance data, trends and areas of focus for WorkSafe within the Financial and Insurance Services industry.

Topics > Health and safety > Safety by industry > 2017 Industry snapshots web pages

Financial requirements for a new entity employer

Aimed at self insurers. Explains the additional financial information that self insurers must provide to the WorkCover Tasmania Board when applying for a permit to self-insure.

Topics > Compensation > Workers compensation > Self-insurers

Find an accredited medical practitioner

Lists medical practitioners accredited by the WorkCover Tasmania Board to assess permanent impairment.

Topics > Compensation > Workers compensation > Medical practitioners

Firework permits conditions

Lists the conditions around fireworks permits, including supervision and control, notifications, time and duration, fire fighting equipment, spectator safety, and more.

Topics > Licensing permits and registration > Fireworks permits

Fireworks issued permits

Lists current fireworks permits issued by WorkSafe Tasmania.

Topics > Licensing permits and registration > Fireworks permits

First aid

How to provide first aid that meets your workplace needs, including first aid kits, first aiders, and first aid equipment

Topics > Health and safety > Hazards and solutions A-Z > Hazards and solutions A-Z pages > F

First aid in the workplace: Code of practice

Provides practical guidance on how to provide adequate first aid facilities, kits, procedures and training.

Topics > Laws and compliance > Codes of practice > codes of practice folder

Forest safety: Code of practice (Tasmania)

Provides practical guidance on how to manage risks in the Tasmanian forest industry. This code has been preserved as an approved code of practice under the Work Health and Safety Act 2012.

Topics > Laws and compliance > Codes of practice > codes of practice folder

Getting back to work after an injury

Explains the injury management and return to work process for injured workers.

Topics > Compensation > Workers compensation > Workers

Getting help from an inspector

Lists the issues a WorkSafe Tasmania inspector can help workplaces with.

Topics > Laws and compliance > Inspectors

Getting people involved in your wellbeing program

Provides examples for getting people enthusiastic and involved in your workplace wellbeing program.

Topics > Health and safety > Healthy workplaces > Wellbeing programs

Getting your worker back to work

Aimed at employers. Explains how to get injured workers back to work in Tasmania and provide suitable alternative duties.

Topics > Compensation > Workers compensation > Employers

Globally Harmonised System (GHS)

Explains the Globally Harmonised System (GHS) for classifying and labelling hazardous chemicals

Topics > Licensing permits and registration > Dangerous goods and hazardous chemicals > Storage of hazardous chemicals

Guideline on the definition of wages A - Z

Aimed at people who need to calculate workers compensation premiums.

Topics > Compensation > Workers compensation > Employers

Hazardous chemicals

Explains how to store, handle and use hazardous chemicals in the workplace. Placarding, manifest quantity workplaces (MQW), major hazard facilities (MHF) and abandoned fuel/gas tanks.

Topics > Licensing permits and registration > Dangerous goods and hazardous chemicals > Storage of hazardous chemicals

Hazardous chemicals safety

The health and safety risks of hazardous chemicals/substances and how to manage them.

Topics > Health and safety > Hazards and solutions A-Z > Hazards and solutions A-Z pages > H

Hazardous manual tasks

The health and safety risks of hazardous manual tasks and how to manage them.

Topics > Health and safety > Hazards and solutions A-Z > Hazards and solutions A-Z pages > H

Hazardous manual tasks: Code of practice

Provides practical guidance on how to manage risks of musculoskeletal disorders arising from hazardous manual tasks.

Topics > Laws and compliance > Codes of practice > codes of practice folder

Hazards and solutions A-Z

An listing of hazards, solutions and other safety and wellbeing topics.

Topics > Health and safety

Health and safety committees

Explains the purpose and benefits of having a health and safety committee, how to establish one, and how it should run.

Topics > Health and safety > Managing safety > Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs)

Health Care and Social Assistance

Health Care and Social Assistance industry hazards, injuries, resources and solutions

Topics > Health and safety > Safety by industry

Health Care and Social Assistance industry snapshot

Provides performance data, trends and areas of focus for WorkSafe within the Health Care and Social Assistance industry.

Topics > Health and safety > Safety by industry > Industry snapshots

Health Care and Social Assistance industry snapshot 2017

Provides performance data, trends and areas of focus for WorkSafe within the Health Care and Social Assistance industry.

Topics > Health and safety > Safety by industry > 2017 Industry snapshots web pages

Health Care and Social Assistance industry snapshot 2018

Provides performance data, trends and areas of focus for WorkSafe within the Health Care and Social Assistance industry.

Topics > Health and safety > Safety by industry > 2018 Industry snapshots web pages

Healthier, Safer and Productive Workplaces Grant Program 2019–20

Explains the Healthier, Safer and Productive Workplaces Grant Program 2019–20. Applications for the grant program have now closed.

Topics > Services and advice

Healthy eating

Explains how to promote healthy eating as part of a workplace wellbeing program.

Topics > Health and safety > Healthy workplaces > Wellbeing A-Z

Healthy Tasmanian Workplaces

Showcases the Tasmanian Government's Healthy Tasmania Workplaces program and how it can help workplaces and individuals.

Topics > Health and safety > Healthy workplaces > Wellbeing A-Z

Herbicide

Herbicide

Topics > Health and safety > Hazards and solutions A-Z > Hazards and solutions A-Z pages > H

High risk licences issued interstate

Explains how to apply to WorkSafe Tasmania to transfer an interstate high risk work licence.

Topics > Licensing permits and registration > High risk licensing

Home

Tasmania's WHS regulator. Being 'Safe and Well Every Day' is the promise WorkSafe Tasmania makes to the Tasmanian community.

Horse and stable safety

The health and safety risks of working with horses and in stables and how to manage them.

Topics > Health and safety > Hazards and solutions A-Z > Hazards and solutions A-Z pages > H

Hot and cold environments

This information explains the health and safety risks of working in hot and cold environments and how to manage them

Topics > Health and safety > Hazards and solutions A-Z > Hazards and solutions A-Z pages > H

How PCBUs must support HSRs

Explains what a PCBU must do to support a health and safety representative (HSR).

Topics > Health and safety > Managing safety > Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs)

How the Financial Undertaking is determined

Aimed at self insurers. Sets out the methodology for determining the required financial undertaking.

Topics > Compensation > Workers compensation > Self-insurers

How to apply for a licence to insure

Aimed at insurance companies that wish to provide workers compensation insurance policies to employers in Tasmania. Explains the process for applying to the WorkCover Tasmania Board for this licence.

Topics > Compensation > Workers compensation > Licensed Insurers

How to apply to cease being a licence holder

Aimed at licensed insurers. Explains the process for applying to the WorkCover Tasmania Board to surrender the licence.

Topics > Compensation > Workers compensation > Licensed Insurers

How to apply to cease being a permit holder

Aimed at self insurers. Explains the process for applying to the WorkCover Tasmania Board to surrender the permit.

Topics > Compensation > Workers compensation > Self-insurers

How to apply?

Explains how to apply, renew and replace a high risk work licence.

Topics > Licensing permits and registration > High risk licensing

How to become an accredited WRP

Explains the process for applying to be a workplace rehabilitation provider accredited by the WorkCover Tasmania Board. Includes the National Framework, required professional qualifications, conditions and approval, and more.

Topics > Compensation > Workers compensation > Workplace rehabilitation providers (WRPs)

How to comply with the self insurer permit conditions

Aimed at self insurers. Explains how to meet permit conditions: general requirements, prudential requirements, work health and safety management, injury and claims management, exit provisions and data reporting requirements.

Topics > Compensation > Workers compensation > Self-insurers

How to develop and manage an employer injury management policy

Provides guidance on developing an employer injury management policy.

Topics > Compensation > Workers compensation > Licensed Insurers

How to get training?

Sets out the training requirements for a high risk work licence, including units of competency.

Topics > Licensing permits and registration > High risk licensing

How to investigate an incident

Explains how to conduct your own investigation into workplace incidents.

Topics > Health and safety > Managing safety > Getting your safety systems right

How to make a workers compensation claim

Aimed at injured workers. Explains the workers compensation process in Tasmania and how workers can make a claim for themselves; a dependant can make a claim for a deceased family member.

Topics > Compensation > Workers compensation > Workers

How to manage and control asbestos in the workplace: Code of practice

Provides practical guidance on how to manage risks associated with asbestos and asbestos-containing material, therefore reducing the incidence of asbestos-related diseases such as mesothelioma, asbestosis and lung cancer.

Topics > Laws and compliance > Codes of practice > codes of practice folder

How to manage work health and safety risks: Code of practice

Provides practical guidance on how to manage work health and safety risks for all duty holders, including PCBUs, employers, self-employed people, principal contractors, persons with management or control of a workplace, designers, manufacturers, importers and suppliers of plant/substances/structures used for work.

Topics > Laws and compliance > Codes of practice > codes of practice folder

How to safely remove asbestos: Code of practice

Provides practical guidance on how to manage risks associated with asbestos removal.

Topics > Laws and compliance > Codes of practice > codes of practice folder

How to update your licence details

Links to our online form so you can update your licence details with WorkSafe Tasmania.

Topics > Licensing permits and registration

HSR for multiple businesses at a workplace

Explains health and safety representatives (HSRs) for multiple business or undertakings.

Topics > Health and safety > Managing safety > Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs)

HSR Training

Explain the training that health and safety representatives (HSRs) are entitled to so they have the skills/knowledge needed to perform their role effectively

Topics > Health and safety > Managing safety > Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs)

If you're accused of bullying at work

Sets out what to do and what your rights are if you have been accused of workplace bullying.

Topics > Health and safety > Healthy workplaces > Wellbeing A-Z > Bullying

If you're being bullied at work

Sets out what you can do if you believe you are being bullied at work.

Topics > Health and safety > Healthy workplaces > Wellbeing A-Z > Bullying

Importing and authorising explosives

Sets out the notification requirements for importing and authorising explosives.

Topics > Licensing permits and registration > Dangerous goods and hazardous chemicals > Explosives

Improvement notices

Scope of improvement notices, duration of, compliance with, review of and more.

Topics > Laws and compliance > Enforcement and prosecutions > Enforcing the WHS laws

Inadequate guarding found on mobile plant used in forest industry

Warns of the responsibilities to guard mobile plant and machinery.

Topics > Health and safety > Safety alerts

Independent medical examinations (IMEs)

Independent medical examinations (IMEs)

Topics > Compensation > Workers compensation > Medical practitioners

Inducting new workers

Explains why and how to hold an induction for new workers.

Topics > Health and safety > Managing safety > Getting your safety systems right

Industry snapshots

List of all industry snapshots, which provide performance data, trends and areas of focus for WorkSafe.

Topics > Health and safety > Safety by industry

Information about your workers compensation claim

Form for submitting a request for the user's own workers compensation claims history information.

Topics > Compensation > Workers compensation > Requesting information

Information for former self-insurers

Aimed at self insurers. Explains the WorkCover Tasmania Board's policy and process for applying for the return of financial undertakings.

Topics > Compensation > Workers compensation > Self-insurers

Information for self-insurers

Aimed at self insurers. Provides information so self insurers can fulfill their obligations and meet their permit conditions.

Topics > Compensation > Workers compensation > Self-insurers

Information Media and Telecommunications

Information Media and Technology industry hazards, injuries, resources and solutions

Topics > Health and safety > Safety by industry

Information media and Telecommunications industry snapshot

Provides performance data, trends and areas of focus for WorkSafe within the Information Media and Telecommunications industry.

Topics > Health and safety > Safety by industry > Industry snapshots

Information Media and Telecommunications industry snapshot 2017

Provides performance data, trends and areas of focus for WorkSafe within the Information Media and Telecommunications industry.

Topics > Health and safety > Safety by industry > 2017 Industry snapshots web pages

Information Media and Telecommunications industry snapshot 2018

Provides performance data, trends and areas of focus for WorkSafe within the Information Media and Telecommunications industry.

Topics > Health and safety > Safety by industry > 2018 Industry snapshots web pages

Injury management co-ordinators (IMCs)

Explains the role of the injury management co-ordinator (IMC); training, outsourcing, and appointing IMCs.

Topics > Compensation > Workers compensation

Injury management programs (IMPs)

Explains what injury management programs are. Includes guidelines.

Topics > Compensation > Workers compensation > Licensed Insurers

Injury management: Making it work

Introduces the concept of injury management: what it is and what makes it work.

Topics > Compensation > Workers compensation > Workers

Inspectors and Inspections

Explains what WorkSafe Tasmania do and the powers they have.

Topics > Laws and compliance > Inspectors

Internal review of decision

Explains the process and circumstances for applying for an internal review of a WorkSafe Tasmania inspector's decision.

Topics > Laws and compliance > Enforcement and prosecutions

Issues an inspector can decide

Sets out the issues a WorkSafe Tasmania inspector can be appointed to, to decide and resolve.

Topics > Laws and compliance > Inspectors

Labelling of workplace hazardous chemicals: Code of practice

Provides practical guidance on how to label hazardous chemicals and how to manage risks associated with them.

Topics > Laws and compliance > Codes of practice > codes of practice folder

Labour hire workers

Covers how PCBUs should work with labour hire agencies and manage labour hire workers; and what labour hire agencies should do for health and safety

Topics > Health and safety > Managing safety > Managing people in your workplace

Laws and ADG Code

Lists the laws that regulate the transport of dangerous goods in tasmania. Explains the Australian Dangerous Goods Code (ADG Code).

Topics > Licensing permits and registration > Dangerous goods and hazardous chemicals > Transport of dangerous goods

Lead work

Link to an information booklet on lead and house paints on the Australian Government Environment website

Topics > Health and safety > Hazards and solutions A-Z > Hazards and solutions A-Z pages > L

Licence conditions

Provides documents that set out the licence conditions that licensed insurers must comply with.

Topics > Compensation > Workers compensation > Licensed Insurers

Licence to perform high risk work renewal application

Use this online application form to renew your licence to perform high risk work.

Topics > Licensing permits and registration > High risk licensing

Licensing fees

Current fees for WorkSafe Tasmania licences and permits.

Topics > Licensing permits and registration

Licensing forms

Listing of licensing forms and guides

Topics > Licensing permits and registration

List of accredited WRPs

Lists the organisation that have been accredited as workplace rehabilitation providers in Tasmania by the WorkCover Tasmania Board.

Topics > Compensation > Workers compensation > Workplace rehabilitation providers (WRPs)

List of licensed insurers

Lists the insurers licensed by the WorkCover Tasmania Board to provide workers compensation insurance.

Topics > Compensation > Workers compensation > Licensed Insurers

List of self-insurers

Lists the insurers granted a permit by the WorkCover Tasmania Board to provide self-insure for workers compensation.

Topics > Compensation > Workers compensation > Self-insurers

Long service leave

About long service leave.

Topics > Laws and compliance

Long service leave disputes and records

About long service leave disputes and records.

Topics > Laws and compliance > Long service leave

Long service leave for mining employees

About long service leave for mining employees.

Topics > Laws and compliance > Long service leave

LP gas cylinders

The health and safety risks of LP gas cylinders and how to manage them.

Topics > Health and safety > Hazards and solutions A-Z > Hazards and solutions A-Z pages > L

Making workers compensation payments

Aimed at employers. Explains workers compensation payments, including weekly payments and payment of expenses, and the accrual of leave in Tasmania.

Topics > Compensation > Workers compensation > Employers

Managing electrical risks in the workplace: Code of practice

Provides practical guidance on how to manage risks associated with electrical work, equipment and installations.

Topics > Laws and compliance > Codes of practice > codes of practice folder

Managing noise and preventing hearing loss at work: Code of practice

Provides practical guidance on how to manage risks associated with noise exposure.

Topics > Laws and compliance > Codes of practice > codes of practice folder

Managing risks in stevedoring: Code of practice

Provides practical guidance on how to manage risks associated with stevedoring.

Topics > Laws and compliance > Codes of practice > codes of practice folder

Managing risks of hazardous chemicals in the workplace: Code of practice

Provides practical guidance on how to manage risks associated with hazardous chemicals.

Topics > Laws and compliance > Codes of practice > codes of practice folder

Managing the risk of falls in housing construction: Code of practice

Provides practical guidance on how to manage risks associated with falls.

Topics > Laws and compliance > Codes of practice > codes of practice folder

Managing the risks of falls at workplaces: Code of practice

Provides practical guidance on how to manage risks associated with falls from height in housing construction.

Topics > Laws and compliance > Codes of practice > codes of practice folder

Managing the risks of plant in the workplace: Code of practice

Provides practical guidance on how to manage risks associated with plant, including managing, installing and commissioning plant.

Topics > Laws and compliance > Codes of practice > codes of practice folder

Managing the work environment and facilities: Code of practice

Provides practical guidance on how to provide and maintain a safe and healthy physical work environment.

Topics > Laws and compliance > Codes of practice > codes of practice folder

Manufacturing

Manufacturing industry hazards, injuries, resources and solutions

Topics > Health and safety > Safety by industry

Manufacturing industry snapshot

Provides performance data, trends and areas of focus for WorkSafe within the Manufacturing industry.

Topics > Health and safety > Safety by industry > Industry snapshots

Manufacturing industry snapshot 2017

Provides performance data, trends and areas of focus for WorkSafe within the Manufacturing industry.

Topics > Health and safety > Safety by industry > 2017 Industry snapshots web pages

Manufacturing industry snapshot 2018

Provides performance data, trends and areas of focus for WorkSafe within the Manufacturing industry.

Topics > Health and safety > Safety by industry > 2018 Industry snapshots web pages

MDGuidelines tutorials

Links to video tutorials on using MDGuidelines.

Topics > Compensation > Workers compensation > MDGuidelines

Medical and other expenses

Explains the medical and other expenses payable under the Tasmanian asbestos compensation scheme; and eligibility for these.

Topics > Compensation > Asbestos compensation > Applicants > Asbestos compensation benefits

Medical panel guidance and forms

Aimed at medical specialists who sit on medical panels in the asbestos compensation scheme.

Topics > Compensation > Asbestos compensation > Medical Practitioners

Medical practitioner guidance and forms

Aimed at medical practitioners who are involved with Tasmania’s asbestos compensation scheme and/or are treating a person with asbestos-related disease.

Topics > Compensation > Asbestos compensation > Medical Practitioners

Medical practitioners accredited to assess impairment

Explains how medical practitioners can become accredited by the WorkCover Tasmania Board to assess permanent impairment of an injured worker.

Topics > Compensation > Workers compensation > Medical practitioners

Men's health

Gives examples of how to promote men’s health as part of a workplace wellbeing program.

Topics > Health and safety > Healthy workplaces > Wellbeing A-Z

Mentally healthy workplaces

How to create mental healthy workplaces. The cost of poor mental health and causes of mental health injuries.

Topics > Health and safety > Healthy workplaces > Wellbeing A-Z > Mental health

Migrant workers

Aimed at employers of migrant workers. Explains factors to consider when covering work health and safety for migrant workers.

Topics > Health and safety > Managing safety > Managing people in your workplace

Mining

Mining industry hazards, injuries, resources and solutions

Topics > Health and safety > Safety by industry

Mining industry snapshot

Provides performance data, trends and areas of focus for WorkSafe within the Mining industry.

Topics > Health and safety > Safety by industry > Industry snapshots

Mining industry snapshot 2017

Provides performance data, trends and areas of focus for WorkSafe within the Mining industry.

Topics > Health and safety > Safety by industry > 2017 Industry snapshots web pages

Mining industry snapshot 2018

Provides performance data, trends and areas of focus for WorkSafe within the Mining industry.

Topics > Health and safety > Safety by industry > 2018 Industry snapshots web pages

New and young workers

Aimed at PCBUs/managers of these new workers, and parents/guardians. Explains work health and safety for new workers, apprentices, trainees and students doing work experience placement.

Topics > Health and safety > Managing safety > Managing people in your workplace

Notify WorkSafe

Explains how to report a notifiable incident to WorkSafe Tasmania; what incidents must be reported and what incidents do not need to be reported.

Topics > Health and safety

Occupational violence and aggression (OVA)

What occupational violence and aggression (OVA), the industries and occupations most at risk, and ways to control the risks.

Topics > Health and safety > Hazards and solutions A-Z > Hazards and solutions A-Z pages > O

Older workers

De-bunks myths around older workers and safety, and how these negatively impact on workers and business. Explains how to foster positive attitudes and create a safer workplace for all your workers.

Topics > Health and safety > Managing safety > Managing people in your workplace

Ongoing obligations for accredited WRPs

Outlines the ongoing requirements for accredited workplace rehabilitation providers, including annual self-evaluations, determining conformance, and more.

Topics > Compensation > Workers compensation > Workplace rehabilitation providers (WRPs)

Other Services industry snapshot

Provides performance data, trends and areas of focus for WorkSafe within the Other Services industry.

Topics > Health and safety > Safety by industry > Industry snapshots

Other Services industry snapshot 2017

Provides performance data, trends and areas of focus for WorkSafe within the Other Services industry.

Topics > Health and safety > Safety by industry > 2017 Industry snapshots web pages

Other Services industry snapshot 2018

Provides performance data, trends and areas of focus for WorkSafe within the Other Services industry.

Topics > Health and safety > Safety by industry > 2018 Industry snapshots web pages

Penalties

Explains breaches of the work health and safety laws, and categories of offences.

Topics > Laws and compliance > Enforcement and prosecutions

Permit conditions

Aimed at self insurers. Provides documents that set out the permit conditions that self insurers must comply with.

Topics > Compensation > Workers compensation > Self-insurers

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

How to properly select and use the right personal protective equipment (PPE) for your work. Training and care of PPE.

Topics > Health and safety > Hazards and solutions A-Z > Hazards and solutions A-Z pages > P

Physical activity and exercise

Gives examples of how to promote physical activity and exercise as part of a workplace wellbeing program.

Topics > Health and safety > Healthy workplaces > Wellbeing A-Z

Plant design registration

Explains the requirements for plant design registration, what plant designs must be registered, who must apply and how to apply.

Topics > Licensing permits and registration > Plant registration

Plant inspections

Explains the requirements for plant inspections and competent persons.

Topics > Licensing permits and registration > Plant registration

Plant item registration

Explains what plant must be registered with WorkSafe Tasmania, who must register plant, how to apply for plant registration, and conditions of registration.

Topics > Licensing permits and registration > Plant registration

Power lines

The health and safety risks of working near overhead power lines and how to manage them.

Topics > Health and safety > Hazards and solutions A-Z > Hazards and solutions A-Z pages > P

Preparation of safety data sheets for hazardous chemicals: Code of Practice

Provides practical guidance on how to prepare safety data sheets for hazardous chemicals.

Topics > Laws and compliance > Codes of practice > codes of practice folder

Prevent and manage bullying in your workplace

Explains how bullying is a safety matter that employers and managers must prevent and manage. Inlcudes how to take a risk management approach to bullying.

Topics > Health and safety > Healthy workplaces > Wellbeing A-Z > Bullying

Preventing exposure to silica from engineered stone benchtops

Warns of the health and safety risks of exposure to silica dust; and the control measures to be considered.

Topics > Health and safety > Safety alerts

Primary treating medical practitioners (PTMPs)

Explains who a primary treating medical practitioner is, and what their role is in managing workplace injuries and the return to work process.

Topics > Compensation > Workers compensation > Medical practitioners

Pro rata long service leave

About pro rata long service leave

Topics > Laws and compliance > Long service leave

Professional, Scientific and Technical Services

Professional, Scientific and Technical Services industry hazards, injuries, resources and solutions

Topics > Health and safety > Safety by industry

Professional, Scientific and Technical Services industry snapshot

Provides performance data, trends and areas of focus for WorkSafe within the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services industry.

Topics > Health and safety > Safety by industry > Industry snapshots

Professional, Scientific and Technical Services industry snapshot 2017

Provides performance data, trends and areas of focus for WorkSafe within the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services industry.

Topics > Health and safety > Safety by industry > 2017 Industry snapshots web pages

Professional, Scientific and Technical Services industry snapshot 2018

Provides performance data, trends and areas of focus for WorkSafe within the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services industry.

Topics > Health and safety > Safety by industry > 2018 Industry snapshots web pages

Prohibition notices

Scope of prohibition notices, duration of, compliance with, review of and more.

Topics > Laws and compliance > Enforcement and prosecutions > Enforcing the WHS laws

Prosecution guidelines

Explains how work health and safety prosecutions are conducted by WorkSafe Tasmania. Includes sentencing options, prosecutions decisions, requests for prosecutions, and more.

Topics > Laws and compliance > Enforcement and prosecutions > Prosecutions

Providing a financial undertaking

Aimed at self insurers. Explains the financial undertaking (also known as a bank guarantee) you must provides to the WorkCover Tasmania Board.

Topics > Compensation > Workers compensation > Self-insurers

Provisional improvement notices (PIN)

Explains provisional improvement notices (PINs) that health and safety representatives (HSRs) can issue.

Topics > Health and safety > Managing safety > Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs)

PTSD

What PTSD is, occupations most at risk, and workplace strategies for managing it.

Topics > Health and safety > Healthy workplaces > Wellbeing A-Z > Mental health

PTSD: Mental Health Matters Conference

Watch 2019 PTSD conference webinars.

Topics > Health and safety > Events > WorkSafe Month

Public Administration and Safety

Public Administration and Safety industry hazards, injuries, resources and solutions

Topics > Health and safety > Safety by industry

Public Administration and Safety industry snapshot

Provides performance data, trends and areas of focus for WorkSafe within the Public Administration and Safety industry.

Topics > Health and safety > Safety by industry > Industry snapshots

Public Administration and Safety industry snapshot 2017

Provides performance data, trends and areas of focus for WorkSafe within the Public Administration and Safety industry.

Topics > Health and safety > Safety by industry > 2017 Industry snapshots web pages

Public Administration and Safety industry snapshot 2018

Provides performance data, trends and areas of focus for WorkSafe within the Public Administration and Safety industry.

Topics > Health and safety > Safety by industry > 2018 Industry snapshots web pages

Public holidays

Lists current and future public holidays, including state holidays, regional holidays and more.

Topics > Laws and compliance

Q fever

Warns of the health and safety risks of exposure to Q fever; and the control measures to be considered.

Topics > Health and safety > Safety alerts

Quad bike safety rebate scheme

About the 2019-20 Quad Bike Safety Rebate Scheme: who can apply, which rollover protection devices are covered, and the application form and full guidelines.

Topics > Health and safety > Hazards and solutions A-Z > Hazards and solutions A-Z pages > Q

Quad bike safety rebate Scheme 2019: Application form

Quad bike safety rebate Scheme 2019: Application form

Topics > Health and safety > Hazards and solutions A-Z > Hazards and solutions A-Z pages > Q > Quad bike safety rebate scheme

Quad bikes

The health and safety risks associated with quad bikes and how to manage them.

Record keeping

Why you should keep records, what to keep records on, and how to keep records.

Topics > Health and safety > Managing safety > Getting your safety systems right

Regulator

Explains the functions of the Work Health and Safety Regulator.

Topics > Laws and compliance

Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services

Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services industry hazards, injuries, resources and solutions

Topics > Health and safety > Safety by industry

Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services 2018

Provides performance data, trends and areas of focus for WorkSafe within the Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services industry.

Topics > Health and safety > Safety by industry > 2018 Industry snapshots web pages

Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services industry snapshot

Provides performance data, trends and areas of focus for WorkSafe within the Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services industry.

Topics > Health and safety > Safety by industry > Industry snapshots

Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services industry snapshot 2017

Provides performance data, trends and areas of focus for WorkSafe within the Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services industry.

Topics > Health and safety > Safety by industry > 2017 Industry snapshots web pages

Request for the Regulator to commence a prosecution

Explains the process and circumstances for asking the WHS Regulator to commence a prosecution.

Topics > Laws and compliance > Enforcement and prosecutions > Prosecutions

Request workers compensation claims information

Information about obtaining workers compensation claims information under the Right to Information Act 2009.

Topics > Compensation > Workers compensation > Requesting information

Resolving issues

Explains how health and safety representatives (HSRs) can resolve issues. Includes procedures and who else can be involved in the process.

Topics > Health and safety > Managing safety > Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs)

Retail

Retail industry hazards, injuries, resources and solutions

Topics > Health and safety > Safety by industry

Retail Trade industry snapshot

Provides performance data, trends and areas of focus for WorkSafe within the Retail Trade industry.

Topics > Health and safety > Safety by industry > Industry snapshots

Retail Trade industry snapshot 2017

Provides performance data, trends and areas of focus for WorkSafe within the Retail Trade industry.

Topics > Health and safety > Safety by industry > 2017 Industry snapshots web pages

Retail Trade industry snapshot 2018

Provides performance data, trends and areas of focus for WorkSafe within the Retail Trade industry.

Topics > Health and safety > Safety by industry > 2018 Industry snapshots web pages

Return to work co-ordinators (RTWCs)

Explains the role of the return to work co-ordinator (RTWC); training, outsourcing, appointing RTWCs and more.

Topics > Compensation > Workers compensation

Return to work survey

Measures the return to work outcomes of injured workers receiving workers compensation; and factors that may influence a worker's return to work.

Topics > Forms and publications > Statistics

Review of the WHS Regulator

About the 2018 review of the Work Health and Safety Regulator. Includes review reports and recommendations.

Topics > Laws and compliance

Risk management of agricultural shows and carnivals Code of Practice

Provides practical guidance on how to manage risks in agricultural shows and carnivals. This code has been preserved as an approved code of practice under the Work Health and Safety Act 2012.

Topics > Laws and compliance > Codes of practice > codes of practice folder

Roles, functions and powers of HSRs

Explains the role, power and functions of health and safety representatives (HSRs).

Topics > Health and safety > Managing safety > Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs)

Safe design of structures: Code of Practice

Provides practical guidance on safe design of structures for duty holders including PCBUs, architects, building designers and engineers.

Topics > Laws and compliance > Codes of practice > codes of practice folder

Safe Farming Tasmania

About the Safe Farming Tasmania program and how it can help farmers and rural employers with work health and safety.

Topics > Services and advice

Safe firing distances and sensitive areas

Sets out the safe distances that must be maintained when using fireworks.

Topics > Licensing permits and registration > Fireworks permits

Safe use of reinforced plastics: Code of Practice

Provides practical guidance on how to manage risks associated with reinforced plastics. This code has been preserved as an approved code of practice under the Work Health and Safety Act 2012.

Topics > Laws and compliance > Codes of practice > codes of practice folder

Safe use of side-by-side or multi-utility vehicles

Outlines safety precautions to take following a worker being injured in a side by side vehicle rollover.

Topics > Health and safety > Safety alerts

Safe work method statements (SWMS)

About safe work method statements (SWMS) and how to create one

Topics > Health and safety > Safety by industry > Construction

Safety alerts

Safety alerts for incidents and hazards.

Topics > Health and safety

Safety in Construction kit

Aimed at small residential builders. Explains how to manage your legal work health and safety requirements in residential construction; develop a work health and safety management plan for your business; and develop safe work method statements (SWMS) for high risk construction work.

Topics > Health and safety > Safety by industry > Construction

Safety policies and procedures

Explains why workplaces should have safety policies and safe work procedures, and how to create them.

Topics > Health and safety > Managing safety > Getting your safety systems right

Safety publications

Guides on work health and safety

Topics > Health and safety > Safety forms and guides

Sample checklists forms and registers

Samples to develop your own work health and safety checklists, forms and registers.

Topics > Health and safety > Safety forms and guides

Sample safe work procedures SWP

Samples to develop your own safe work procedures for different equipment and pieces of machinery.

Topics > Health and safety > Safety forms and guides

Sample safety policies

Samples to develop your own work health and safety policies.

Topics > Health and safety > Safety forms and guides

Sample wellbeing tools

Samples to develop your own workplace wellbeing program.

Topics > Health and safety > Safety forms and guides

Securing an excess of loss policy

Aimed at self-insurers. Explains the excess of loss policy (also known as a catastrophe insurance policy).

Topics > Compensation > Workers compensation > Self-insurers

Security sensitive dangerous substances (SSDS)

Explains when a Security sensitive dangerous substances (SSDS) permit is required and how to apply for one.

Topics > Licensing permits and registration > Dangerous goods and hazardous chemicals > Explosives

Sedentary work

The health and safety risks associated with sedentary work and how to manage them

Topics > Health and safety > Hazards and solutions A-Z > Hazards and solutions A-Z pages > S

Seeking approval of an injury management program (IMP)

Explains the process for applying to the WorkCover Tasmania Board for approval of an injury management program.

Topics > Compensation > Workers compensation > Licensed Insurers

Seven steps to creating a wellbeing program

Lists seven steps to follow to create your own workplace wellbeing program.

Topics > Health and safety > Healthy workplaces > Wellbeing programs

Shot-firing

Explains when a shot-firing permit is required, and how to apply for a shot-firing permit

Topics > Licensing permits and registration > Dangerous goods and hazardous chemicals > Explosives

Silica safe

Explains the health and safety risks of silica dust and how to manage them. WorkSafe's new Silica Dust Awareness Campaign 2019.

Sitemap

WorkSafe Tasmania sitemap

Sleep

Gives examples of how to promote sleep as part of a workplace wellbeing program.

Topics > Health and safety > Healthy workplaces > Wellbeing A-Z

Slips, trips and falls

The health and safety risks associated with slips, trips and falls and how to manage them.

Topics > Health and safety > Hazards and solutions A-Z > Hazards and solutions A-Z pages > S

Smoking

Gives examples of how to promote smoking cessation as part of a workplace wellbeing program.

Topics > Health and safety > Healthy workplaces > Wellbeing A-Z

Spray painting and powder coating: Code of practice

Provides practical guidance on how to manage risks associated with spray painting and powder coating.

Topics > Laws and compliance > Codes of practice > codes of practice folder

Statewide industry snapshot 2017

Provides performance data, trends and areas of focus for WorkSafe for the whole state.

Topics > Health and safety > Safety by industry > 2017 Industry snapshots web pages

Statewide snapshot

Provides performance data, trends and areas of focus for WorkSafe for the whole state.

Topics > Health and safety > Safety by industry > Industry snapshots

Statewide snapshot 2018

Provides performance data, trends and areas of focus for WorkSafe for the whole state.

Topics > Health and safety > Safety by industry > 2018 Industry snapshots web pages

Statutory benefits for asbestos-related disease

Explains the different types of compensation payable under the Tasmanian asbestos compensation scheme.

Topics > Compensation > Asbestos compensation > Applicants > Asbestos compensation benefits

Stress

What stress is, the effects it can have on a person and a workplace, and strategies for managing it.

Topics > Health and safety > Healthy workplaces > Wellbeing A-Z > Mental health

Sun exposure and UV radiation

The health and safety risks associated with sun exposure and UV radiation and how to manage them.

Topics > Health and safety > Hazards and solutions A-Z > Hazards and solutions A-Z pages > S

Tasmanian abalone industry: Code of practice

Provides practical guidance on how to manage risks in the Tasmanian Abalone Industry. This code has been preserved as an approved code of practice under the Work Health and Safety Act 2012.

Topics > Laws and compliance > Codes of practice > codes of practice folder

The annual levy to the workers compensation fund

Aimed at licensed insurers. Explains the annual levy to be paid to the Tasmanian workers compensation fund.

Topics > Compensation > Workers compensation > Licensed Insurers

The benefits of returning to work

Explains how and why returning to work is important and what everyone involved in the process can do to help injured workers return to work.

Topics > Compensation > Workers compensation > Workers

The Nominal Insurer

About the Nominal Insurer, which provides a safety net for injured workers left without compensation if their employer isn’t insured or is bankrupt, or if their employer’s insurer is insolvent.

Topics > Compensation > Workers compensation > Workers

Tractors

The health and safety risks of tractors and how to manage them.

Topics > Health and safety > Hazards and solutions A-Z > Hazards and solutions A-Z pages > T

Traffic controller incident

Outlines safety precautions to take following an incident where a traffic controller was struck by a vehicle.

Topics > Health and safety > Safety alerts

Traffic management

Information on traffic managment in the workplace

Topics > Health and safety > Hazards and solutions A-Z > Hazards and solutions A-Z pages > T

Training and supervising your workforce

Explains why and how to provide safety training, information, and supervision to workers.

Topics > Health and safety > Managing safety > Getting your safety systems right

Transport, Postal and Warehousing

Transport, Postal and warehousing industry hazards, injuries, resources and solutions

Topics > Health and safety > Safety by industry

Transport, Postal and Warehousing industry snapshot

Provides performance data, trends and areas of focus for Transport industry.

Topics > Health and safety > Safety by industry > Industry snapshots

Transport, Postal and Warehousing industry snapshot 2017

Provides performance data, trends and areas of focus for Transport industry.

Topics > Health and safety > Safety by industry > 2017 Industry snapshots web pages

Transport, Postal and Warehousing industry snapshot 2018

Provides performance data, trends and areas of focus for WorkSafe within the Transport, Postal and Warehousing industry.

Topics > Health and safety > Safety by industry > 2018 Industry snapshots web pages

Truck safety: falls and loads

The health and safety risks of trucks, including falls and loads, and how to manage them.

Topics > Health and safety > Hazards and solutions A-Z > Hazards and solutions A-Z pages > T

Turning wellbeing ideas into actions

Provides ideas for wellbeing activities to hold in your workplace wellbeing program.

Topics > Health and safety > Healthy workplaces > Wellbeing programs

Using MDGuidelines

Explains the process for applying to access to MDGuidelines.

Topics > Compensation > Workers compensation > MDGuidelines

Vehicles as workplaces

Topics > Health and safety > Hazards and solutions A-Z > Hazards and solutions A-Z pages > V

Visitors

Explains how to manage the health and safety of visitors, clients and members of the public (including family members) come into your workplace.

Topics > Health and safety > Managing safety > Managing people in your workplace

Volunteers

Explains work health and safety for volunteers and the organisations that engage them (including emergency service volunteer organisations).

Topics > Health and safety > Managing safety > Managing people in your workplace

Welding processes: Code of practice

Provides practical guidance on how to manage risks associated with welding.

Topics > Laws and compliance > Codes of practice > codes of practice folder

What are codes of practice

Explains what codes of practice are, what they cover and who they apply to. Includes preserved Tasmanian code of practice, and the codes' relationship to the laws.

Topics > Laws and compliance > Codes of practice

What is bullying?

Defines what workplace bullying is, what isn’t workplace bullying; and unlawful discrimination and sexual harassment.

Topics > Health and safety > Healthy workplaces > Wellbeing A-Z > Bullying

What WorkSafe can and can't do

Explains what WorkSafe can and can’t do in workplace bullying matters.

Topics > Health and safety > Healthy workplaces > Wellbeing A-Z > Bullying

White card (construction induction) application form

Use this form to apply for a white card (construction induction)

Topics > Licensing permits and registration > White cards (construction induction)

White card (construction induction) replacement application form

Use this form to apply for a replacement white card (construction induction) card

Topics > Licensing permits and registration > White cards (construction induction)

White cards (construction induction)

Who needs a white card, how to apply for and replace a white card, and using an interstate card in Tasmania.

Topics > Licensing permits and registration

Who can claim for workers compensation

Aimed at injured workers. Explains who is entitled to make a claim for workers compensation in Tasmania

Topics > Compensation > Workers compensation > Workers

Wholesale Trade

Wholesale Trade industry hazards, injuries, resources and solutions

Topics > Health and safety > Safety by industry

Wholesale Trade industry snapshot

Provides performance data, trends and areas of focus for Wholesale Trade industry.

Topics > Health and safety > Safety by industry > Industry snapshots

Wholesale Trade industry snapshot 2017

Provides performance data, trends and areas of focus for Wholesale Trade industry.

Topics > Health and safety > Safety by industry > 2017 Industry snapshots web pages

Wholesale Trade industry snapshot 2018

Provides performance data, trends and areas of focus for WorkSafe within the Wholesale Trade industry.

Topics > Health and safety > Safety by industry > 2018 Industry snapshots web pages

WHS & Wellbeing Leaders, Champions and Peer Support

Find out how some of Tasmania’s leading businesses have implemented their ideas and concepts to improve WHS & wellbeing in their workplaces

Topics > Services and advice > Better Work Tasmania > WHS & Wellbeing Leaders Champions and Peer Support

WHS & Wellbeing solutions

WHS solutions and stories from businesses and workers, on how they solved work health, safety and wellbeing challenges

Topics > Services and advice > Better Work Tasmania > WHS & Wellbeing Solutions

WHS entry permit holders

Explains how to apply to be a WHS entry permit holder. Lists current WHS entry permit holders.

Topics > Licensing permits and registration

Why invest in workplace wellbeing

Explains how having a workplace wellbeing program and improving the health of workers is good for a business’s productivity and bottom line.

Topics > Health and safety > Healthy workplaces > Wellbeing programs

WI list

Listing of last four Workplace Issues magazines

Topics > Forms and publications > Workplace Issues magazine

Women's health

Gives examples of how to promote women’s health as part of a workplace wellbeing program.

Topics > Health and safety > Healthy workplaces > Wellbeing A-Z

Work health and safety consultation, cooperation and coordination: Code of practice

Provides practical guidance on how to consult, cooperate and coordinate activities with duty holders to manage risks.

Topics > Laws and compliance > Codes of practice > codes of practice folder

WorkCover Information Management System (WIMS)

Aimed at licensed insurers, self-insurers and the Tasmanian State Service. How to submit workers compensation policy and claim data to WorkCover Tasmania via the WorkCover Information Management System (WIMS).

Topics > Compensation > Workers compensation

WorkCover surveillance audits

Aimed at self insurers. Explains the surveillance audits conducted by the WorkCover Tasmania Board.

Topics > Compensation > Workers compensation > Self-insurers

Workers compensation

List of workers compensation forms and guides.

Topics > Compensation > Compensation guides and forms

Workers compensation claims - information for third parties

WorkCover Right to Information Application page for people requesting workers compensation claims information on behalf of a third party. Users can submit their Right to Information application online using this form.

Topics > Compensation > Workers compensation > Requesting information

Workers compensation disputes

Sets out the process for disagreements with any workers rehabilitation and compensation decisions.

Topics > Compensation > Workers compensation > Workers

Workers compensation insurance

Aimed at employers. Explains workers compensation insurance and the workers compensation process in Tasmania.

Topics > Compensation > Workers compensation > Employers

Workers compensation medical certificates

Aimed at doctors. Explains how to accurately complete and order workers compensation medical certificates in Tasmania.

Topics > Compensation > Workers compensation > Medical practitioners

Workers compensation payments

Aimed at injured workers. Explains workers compensation payments in Tasmania.

Topics > Compensation > Workers compensation > Workers

Workers compensation scheme monitoring report

Examines key measures of the Tasmanian workers compensation scheme experience, relative to the prior year and other factors.

Topics > Forms and publications > Statistics

Workplace Issues magazine

See current and previous issues of Workplace Issues magazine, and subscribe for free to the magazine.

Topics > Forms and publications

WorkSafe Month

Information about WorkSafe Month and WorkSafe Awards.

Topics > Health and safety > Events

Workshop safety

The health and safety risks of workshops and how to manage them.

Topics > Health and safety > Hazards and solutions A-Z > Hazards and solutions A-Z pages > W

WRP role and services

Explains the role of workplace rehabilitation providers in returning injured workers to work, the services they provide; and what is not covered by workplace rehabilitation.

Topics > Compensation > Workers compensation > Workplace rehabilitation providers (WRPs)

Your first steps to a safe business

Aimed at small business and new businesses. Explains the safety and workers compensation matters they must consider, with pointers to further sources of detailed information and services.

Topics > Health and safety > Managing safety > Starting a business with safety in mind

Your internal incident reporting system

Explains how to set up a reporting system for capturing incidents and near-misses.

Topics > Health and safety > Managing safety > Getting your safety systems right

Your work health, safety and wellbeing community

Better Work Tasmania is a work health, safety and wellbeing network community where you can share WHS ideas, get tips and tools to improve your workplace, gain insights from industry experts, stay up-to-date on current issues, and connect with others.

Topics > Services and advice > Better Work Tasmania > Networking and Events