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Guidance note [online] : occupational safety and health management and contaminated sites work : guidance for employers, employees, site owners, consultants, self-employed people and contractors

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Internet only - free access
40 p.
West Perth, W.A.: Commission for Occupational Safety and Health
Electronic resource
Provides guidance on occupational safety and health management and contaminated sites work and some of the legislative requirements in the WA Act and the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 (the Regulations). The practical guidance in this guidance note should be considered in conjunction with the general duties in the Act.

Contents includes:
1. Occupational safety and health management
1.1 Introduction
1.2 Overview
1.3 General 'duty of care' obligations
1.3.1 Engaging contractors and their employees
1.3.2 The risk management process: hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control
1.4 Information and training
1.5 Supervision
1.6 Storage and transport controls for contaminants
1.7 Workplace amenities and first aid facilities
1.8 Personal protective clothing and equipment
1.9 Exposure monitoring
1.10 Health surveillance programs for some hazardous substances
1.11 Working alone
2. The site-specific safety and health plan
3. The preliminary site investigation
4. The detailed site investigation
4.1 Classification of contaminants and the site
5. Remediation
6. Waste management
7. Waste disposal at landfill sites or waste facilities
8. Ongoing monitoring or management of the site
9. Site development
Appendix 1: References and further information
Appendix 2: Site-specific safety and health planning list
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