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  1. Workplace safety - coping with a critical incident

    Stress responses can develop over time after trauma, and support may be required by some workers or groups.

  2. Workplace safety - dangerous goods

    Dangerous goods are objects or substances that are potentially harmful to people or the environment, such as explosives or chemicals.

  3. Workplace safety - hazardous substances

    A hazardous substance can be inhaled, splashed onto the skin or eyes, or swallowed

  4. Workplace safety - infection control

    The spread of many pathogens in the workplace can be prevented with regular hand washing.

  5. Workplace safety - manual handling injuries

    A person can be injured when handling objects in a variety of ways including pulling, pushing, holding or restraining

  6. Workplace safety - noise pollution

    There are many ways to reduce exposure to excessive noise in the workplace.

  7. Workplace safety - overuse injuries

    Occupational overuse syndrome, also known as RSI, is caused by repetitive movements or awkward postures.

  8. WorkSafe Victoria – emergency response line

    WorkSafe Victoria has a 24-hour emergency response line that you can call to report serious accidents or incidents in the workplace.

  9. Wounds - how to care for them

    Chronic wounds are more likely to heal if they are treated with moist rather than dry dressings.

  10. Wrinkles

    Sun exposure, smoking and ageing are the main causes of wrinkles.