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Useful Links – Law & Regulation

Safe Work Australia www.safework.australia.gov.au is the national policy body responsible for the development and evaluation of model work health and safety laws.

The Commonwealth, states and territories are responsible for regulating and enforcing the laws in their jurisdictions.

Australia does not have uniform regulations between the Commonwealth or states and territories.

For stonemasons, you should familiarize yourself with the laws applying in your state or territory as there may be variations between jurisdictions.

Further information on work health and safety regulations in each jurisdiction can be found online at the following links.

 

SafeWork NSW

https://www.safework.nsw.gov.au/

https://www.safework.nsw.gov.au/hazards-a-z/hazardous-chemical/popover-content/crystalline-silica

 

Workplace Health & Safety Queensland

https://www.worksafe.qld.gov.au/

https://www.worksafe.qld.gov.au/construction/workplace-hazards/silica-exposure-a-serious-risk-for-construction-workers

 

WorkSafe Victoria

https://www.worksafe.vic.gov.au/

 

WorkSafe ACT

https://www.accesscanberra.act.gov.au/app/home#/workhealthandsafety

 

SafeWork SA

https://www.safework.sa.gov.au/

 

NT WorkSafe

http://www.worksafe.nt.gov.au

 

WorkSafe WA

https://www.commerce.wa.gov.au/worksafe

 

WorkSafe Tasmania

https://www.worksafe.tas.gov.au/

 

Further information on health and safety is available from the Australian Government agency Comcare at http://www.comcare.gov.au/

Document Name

Link

Commonwealth

Abrasive Blasting Code of Practice 2012

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Managing Risks of Hazardous Chemicals in the Workplace Code of Practice 2012

Download here

How to Manage Work Health and Safety Risks Code of Practice 2007

Download here

Hazardous Substances Information System

Download here

Website

Workplace Exposure Standards for Airborne Contaminants 2011

Download here

National Code of Practice for the Storage and Handling of Workplace Dangerous Goods 2001

Download here

National Code of Practice for the Control of Workplace Hazardous Substances 1994

Download here

National Code of Practice for the Preparation of Material Safety Data Sheets 2003

Download here

Workplace Exposure Standards for Airborne Contaminants 2013

Download here

Guidance on the Interpretation of Workplace Exposure standards

for Airborne Contaminants 2012

Download here

Health Monitoring for Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals – Guide for persons conducting a business or undertaking 2013

Download here

Health Monitoring for Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals – Guide for workers 2013

Download here

Guide for Tunnelling Work 2013

Download here

AS/NZS 1715-2009 Selection, use and maintenance of respiratory protective equipment

Download here

AS 2985-2009 Workplace atmospheres - Method for sampling and gravimetric determination of respirable dust

Download here

Queensland

Workplace Health and Safety Act 2011

Download here

Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 (of particular importance is Chapter 3 – General Risk and Workplace Management & Chapter 7.1 Hazardous Chemicals

Download here

Foundry Code of Practice 2004

Download here

Abrasive Blasting Code of Practice 2013

Download here

Tunnelling Code of Practice 2007

Download here

NSW

Work Health and Safety Regulation 2017

Download here

Managing the Risks of Hazardous Chemicals in the Workplace Code of Practice 2014

Download here

Preparation of Safety Data Sheets for Hazardous Chemicals Code of Practice 2011

Download here

Labelling of Workplace Hazardous Chemicals Code of Practice 2016

Download here

Construction Work Code of Practice

Download here

Victoria

Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004

Download here

Dangerous Goods (Storage and Handling) Regulations 2012

Download here