The site provides regularly updated listings
and summaries of the many Australian standards and draft standards issued
by this organisation.
of Commerce and Industry
ACCI is Australia's peak council of industry
bodies and it provides a large website which includes a significant OHS
of Safety Science UNSW
Includes information about chemical safety and
toxicology (CSAT), courses in safety science at UNSW and links to many
interesting and unusual safety-related sites.
of Queensland OH&S Unit
As you might expect, this site provides information
on courses and OH&S training offered by the unit.
The Victorian Institute of OH&S is affiliated
with the school of engineering within the University of Ballarat and its
website incorporates information provided by the Asia-Pacific Centre for
Teaching and Research in OH&S.
Cowan University Occupational Safety & Health
An Australian educational institution pointing
the way for other organisations and companies.
Solutions to common OHS questions
Links to HOT OHS topics
South Australian Workcover Corporation
News and Current Articles
Access to subscription online
KAB Performance Seating
Advanced Performance Seating.
National Safety Council
The Northern Territory Work Health
The University of Newcastle
Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Master of Occ Health and Safety
Occ Health and Safety Education/
University of Adelaide
(email link for application forms etc.)
University of Western Sydney
email link for course information
and application forms
With divisions on rehabilitation, legislation,
prevention and OHS itself, Comcare's website has something of interest
even if you are not responsible for Commonwealth Government employees.
The publications section provides the full text of a number of booklets
on a range of topics including managing occupational stress.
Occupational Health and Safety Commission (NOHSC)
Worksafe Australia's splendid website is a model
of clarity and comprehensiveness. Although there are 50,000 pages (no less!)
of info up there in National Commission cyber territory, it's easy to see
what's there and to get to it.
Includes a history of the authority, a directory
of its services and publications, full contact information, media releases
and links to relevant government departments.
Division of Workplace Health and Safety
Provides an excellent information index on a
wide variety of OHS subjects, together with OHS news.
Workplace Standards Authority
Includes information concerning health and safety,
wages and conditions, rehabilitation and compensation, legislation and
access to the Authority's publications.
An OHS information resource equal to that of
the other statutory authorities.
Western Australia - SafetyLine
Perhaps the most sophisticated and comprehensive
of Australia's safety sites, SafetyLine is perhaps most notable for its
online interactive educational resources via the SafetyLine institute.
Tired of trying to track down safety sites? Here's
a site dedicated to safety links - 2,760 websites are listed alphabetically
at last count. The site also lists email addresses, chat sites, telnet
addresses, newsgroups, mailing lists and gopher sites. A very convenient
place to start surfing.
Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
An extensive site including state-by-state OHS
profiles of all 50 US states
The National Safety
Council of America's home page
This detailed site, published by the NSCA's American
sibling, features a plethora of OH&S research and statistics as well
as a news section which is regularly updated.
The US Department of Labor's Occupational Safety
and Health Administration's website. A detailed site containing everything
you always wanted to know about OSHA.
American site SafetyOnline provides a hub from
which to explore the safety net with links to the leading providers of
safety products, training and consultation and numerous other sources of
Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health
As well as useful information on conferences
and links to other related sites, the centre's website provides practical
advice on ergonomics and occupational health nursing.
of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
A solid occupational health site, this features
news releases, conference information and access to relevant journals.
It also contains a number of guideline statements on topics such as drugs
screening in the workplace and reproductive and developmental health management.
of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine and
National Research Council.
Much of interest to OHS professionals can be
found at this site, which combines the resources of these American organisations.
Focus areas include environment and earth science and medicine and health.
for Safety and Health at Work
This site is the alpha and omega of European
OH&S. It includes information on standards and legislation, research,
news and events, OH&S statistics and practice throughout the EU.
Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions
Another valuable European OHS resource bursting
with information including upcoming OHS conferences.
and Safety Executive (UK)
This site presented by the UK Government OH&S
organisation includes general information about workplace safety as well
as current press releases, publications and videos.
The UK government's information service site
is a first-class jumping off point for connecting to the websites/email
addresses and for finding summary information about hundreds of international
organisations with a safety focus. A real discovery if you want to acquire
a global perspective on safety.
Sea network on OHS
The Baltic Sea network on OHS was conceived to
increase the exchange of information and also avoid duplicate work, thus
ensuring economic cost-effectiveness among relevant countries from Poland
to Finland. The summary reports from network meetings are a good way to
track OHS developments in Europe.
University of Technology Institute of Occupational Safety Engineering
This site provides access to computerised OHS
information systems developed at the Tampere OSE Institute in Finland,
together with news, research and a number of publications and links.
Regional Network on OHS
This site provides information that can be accessed
country by country and includes an OHS newsletter and the latest thinking
on various technical subjects.
Health and Safety Net
This site provides the opportunity to get in
touch with how our nearest neighbours tackle OHS. The home page of the
Occupational Safety and Health Service of NZ's Department of Labour provides
access to training and educational resources and links to a wide range
of recent publications and press releases dealing with the big issues in
Safety and Health Association (JISHA)
This Japanese Industrial Safety and Health Association
site offers a valuable gateway to information about OHS in Japan. It includes
a section on workplace incident statistics and provides access to the organisation's
quarterly newsletter, available in English and Japanese.
The Canadian Centre
for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)
Canadian safety products, news releases, publications,
education and training and answers to common OHS questions.
This site, set up by the Care Institute of Safety
and Health, provides information on First Aid, emergency rescue and general
OH&S. Also features a product list and useful links to other Canadian
Information Service of Canada
Interested in checking the requirements of standards
around the world? This site is for you. Issued by the Standards Council
of Canada it contains the full text of 5,000 Canadian National Standards
and many foreign standards. It also provides the international standards
of the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO). Beyond this,
it gives questions and answer material plus information on new standards
and relevant publications.
Industrial Accidents Council of Canada
Details recent major industrial incidents and
the latest thinking around prevention, preparedness and response.
The mission of Washington's Better Hearing Institute
is to "inspire the public and physicians to take action about hearing loss".
In attempting to achieve such a goal their site offers comprehensive information
on hearing loss, tinnitus and hearing aids, both for health professionals
and the hearing impaired, together with statistics and access to the institute's
array of publications.
Hearing Conservation Home Page
Developed for use by university students of Occupational
Hearing Conservation, this site provides information and resources useful
to a much wider array of people interested in the subject. Academic papers
sit alongside general information, together with links to other job-specific
sites on the web.
If you don't find what you need at the four sites
above, then look no further than Searchwave, a search engine designed specifically
for the topics of audiology, hearing loss, hearing aids, and the ear. Compiling
an exhaustive range of links covering all imaginable topics from the anatomy
and physiology of hearing loss to rehabilitation, training and publishers
of hearing protection journals and software, this site is an indispensable
resource for anyone interested in hearing protection.
This international fire information network is
a must-see for anyone involved in fire protection and emergency rescue.
It provides relevant written information, data on training and links to
associated sites across the world.
- EMS Information Network
Provides many links to US fire department and
other providers of emergency rescue.
This detailed site is run by the ACT Bushfire
Brigades' Association. Among other things, it provides news about the latest
bushfire season in the ACT, including key incidents, as well as advice
on prevention and what to do in case of fire.
When prevention fails, emergency may follow and
it's always good to be prepared. The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology's
Emergency Site provides the latest news and emergency documents together
with a discussion room and a training room to test your knowledge. Have
a look at 'virtual emergency', which allows you to see inside a fire truck,
ambulance or rescue vehicle - something you hopefully won't experience
St John Ambulance
First aid news and information aplenty can be
located at this St John home page. It includes a glossary of first aid
terms and details of upcoming courses.
This site has been set up by the WA Manual Handling
Centre Inc, an independent service aimed at contributing to the reduction
of manual handling injuries in that State. It produces the text of the
WA regulations (from the OH&S Act) and code of practice on manual handling,
and also answers frequently-asked questions on the subject. Information
about training courses offered by the centre - covering ergonomics and
other topics around manual handling - is also provided.
Resources for Ergonomics
Net surfers with an interest in ergonomics will
find themselves frequently returning to this excellent site set up by the
University of South Australia. It is designed to allow users to easily
access electronic resources available about ergonomics.
Society of Australia
The Ergonomics Society's homepage provides facts
about the organisation, as well as news in the field via its journal. Ergonomics
courses to be held in the near future are also outlined at this site.
Collated by an RSI sufferer with the US Occupational
Safety and Health Administration, this page gives an introduction to computer-related
RSI including symptoms and resources.
Find out about developments in US research into
ergonomics at this site established by OSHA. It features a section on international
RSI and OOS Page
An ergonomics page including an enormous amount
of free resources and information.
These pages, supplied by the University of Newcastle,
provide detailed practical information on how to avoid injuries (including
OOS and eye fatigue) while using computers.
This site, on the history of ergonomics, posture
and vision, offers a good introduction to the field. It has been set up
by Allscan Distributors Inc.
Another thorough site, this time from the University
of Texas, that provides Internet resources on ergonomics from around the
world. Included are ergonomics programs from other universities, tips on
workplace set-up, posture, prevention and exercise, as well as relevant
articles and newsletters.
and Equal Opportunity Commission (HREOC)
There is no more comprehensive resource on the
web than this site which offers information specific to the rights of those
suffering discrimination on the grounds of sex, disability and race, together
with guidance for employers with regard to their responsibilities. The
site also provides links to all Australian State and Territory anti-discrimination
boards and equal opportunity commissions.
for Racial Equality
The site of the UK Commission for Racial Equality
provides information concerning the types of racism encountered in society,
its incidence and the legal implications of discrimination.
"The power of the Web is in its universality.
Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect." So
says Tim Berners-Lee, the director of W3C whose Web Accessibility Initiative
is committed to improving access to the web for the disabled. The site
provides valuable information on technology development and resources available
on the web to improve accessibility for all and help make cyberspace, at
least, discrimination free.
and Hazardous Substances
Network on Chemicals (GINC)
The network conducts meetings, seminars and projects
on the safe use of chemicals which are all outlined here. Also provides
useful links to other relevant sites.
The American Chemical
This American Chemical Society site offers updated
material on the organisation's programs including profession training,
upcoming meetings and student information.
WA Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
This site established by WorkSafe WA contains
links to sites that provide all you need to know about MSDSs, from an Australian
State University Materials Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
Provided as "a public service to the world community"
this Iowa State University site allows access to selected MSD sheets. Simply
type in key words and the site offers the relevant MSDs instantly.
The National Occupational Health and Safety Commission's
chemicals databases search page is a must-visit site for anyone interested
in hazardous substances in the Australian context. Enter a chemical name
here to see if it has an Australian exposure standard or has been listed
as an Australian designated hazardous substance.
A good starting point for finding out about chemical-related
Australian OHS File
Site with many
OHS links Worldwide
Directory of OH&S
Finally, a comprehensive site providing information
on Australian OH&S products and services. Set up by safety consultant,
Alan Iwanaw, this site is a directory of providers of safety equipment
and also lists other relevant sites.
Continuously updated information on MSA products
grouped into a number of categories is offered here for quick reference.
The site also adopts an interactive approach with visitors being able to
lodge their address to receive regular product and catalogue updates or
specialist safety publications explaining safety requirements.
Visit this site for information on Drager's OH&S
equipment in areas such as respiratory, gas detection, air compression
and breath alcohol detection.
Alsafe have identified nine specific components
which they claim offer a complete picture of the 'safety equipment puzzle'.
Hit their site to find out what they are and also gain access to the Alsafe
range of personal protective equipment.
Ansell's electronic information system, launched
as part of the ASN Safety Network, aims to assist site visitors in making
glove choices. It includes new product information, industry profiles,
technical tips, product profiles, application advice and more.
As well as details about SEA products, this site
offers an information centre featuring many articles and papers on OH&S
Gas Tech Australia
Material on new developments in gas and flame
detection products by this company.
As most OHS professionals would be aware, slips
and trips constitute a significant percentage of all workplace accidents
each year. Safemate Antislip's website offers solutions to potentially
costly slip hazards together with product details and access to sales information
This site showcases a range of OH&S software
products distributed by Winworx.
Shopper Safety Product Locator from US NSC's Safety + Health Magazine
Visit the recently-expanded web pages for Safety
+ Health Magazine, to discover the Power Shopper Safety Product Locator.
The site provides up-to-date company listings with thousands of products
from the US in an easy-to-search format.