Hazard Tipsheets

This website provides a range of resources to assist you in managing OHS within your service.

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Chemical safety

Description: 
Both man-made and natural chemicals can be poisonous and have damaging effects on people. The terms ‘hazardous substances’ and ‘dangerous goods’ are used to describe harmful chemicals.
Source: 
Early Learning Association Australia

Chemicals hazard management

Description: 
Occupational Health and Safety laws state that the employer has the responsibility to carry out the hazard management steps.
Source: 
Early Learning Association Australia

Harassment, bullying & violence

Description: 
Harassment, bullying and violence at work are not normal and should not be accepted under any circumstances.
Source: 
Early Learning Association Australia

Hazardous substances and dangerous goods

Description: 
Hazardous substances are broadly described as any substance (or mixture) that has the potential, through being used at work, to harm human health. The health effects may be immediate or long-term.
Source: 
Early Learning Association Australia

Health and safety

Description: 
Talking about health and safety: Workplaces that encourage employees and employers to talk and consult around occupational health and safety issues are safer workplaces.
Source: 
Early Learning Association Australia

Management of service access and security

Description: 
The management of access to the service during working hours and the prevention of access by unwanted persons during working hours and after hours is the employer’s responsibility.
Source: 
Early Learning Association Australia

Manual handling

Description: 
Manual handling is defined in the OHS Regulations 2007, Part 3.1 Manual Handling, as ‘any activity requiring the use of force exerted by a person to lift, lower, push, pull, carry or otherwise move, hold or restrain any object’.
Source: 
Early Learning Association Australia

Material safety data sheet

Description: 
A Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) is a document that contains information about a particular chemical substance. OHS laws require that a manufacturer or importer of a hazardous or dangerous goods substance must ensure that a MSDS is prepared for the sub
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Early Learning Association Australia

Office ergonomics

Description: 
Services will have some associated office work. If an office work area, computer or workstation is not set up optimally for correct postures, this has the potential to lead to musculoskeletal injuries.
Source: 
Early Learning Association Australia

Platform steps and ladders

Description: 
General guidance is provided when using platform steps and ladders, where there is no risk of ‘fall hazard’ in the tasks undertaken by employees.
Source: 
Early Learning Association Australia

Safety advice for contact with blood or bodily fluids

Description: 
The following table provides recommended personal protective equipment and precautions to be taken when there is a high risk of contacting blood or bodily fluids. Further policies and procedures are available in KPV’s PolicyWorks V2.
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Early Learning Association Australia

Slips, trips and low-level falls

Description: 
No work should be undertaken by an employer or employees if it involves the possibility of an involuntary fall greater than 2 metres (this is defined as a ‘fall hazard’ in the Victorian OHS Regulations 2007).
Source: 
Early Learning Association Australia

Stress

Description: 
Some stress is normal. It often provides us with the energy and motivation to meet challenges at home and at work so that we achieve goals, leaving us satisfied and happy. As with most things, too much stress can have negative impacts, leading to exhausti
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Early Learning Association Australia