Safe Work Australia www.safeworkaustralia.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.
The model WHS laws have been implemented in all jurisdictions except Victoria and Western Australia; Western Australia is currently consulting on options to implement elements of the model.
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.
Workplace Health & Safety Queensland
Further information on health and safety is available from the Australian Government agency Comcare at http://www.comcare.gov.au/
HEALTH & SAFETY
Health & Safety: Preventing crystalline silica exposure
Health & Safety: Installing benchtops
Australia does not have uniform regulations between the Commonwealth or states and territories.
You will find the relevant regulations and information for your jurisdiction in the links below.
Managing Risks of Hazardous Chemicals in the Workplace Code of Practice 2012
How to Manage Work Health and Safety Risks Code of Practice 2007
Hazardous Substances Information System
Hazardous Chemical Information System
Workplace Exposure Standards for Airborne Contaminants 2011
National Code of Practice for the Storage and Handling of Workplace Dangerous Goods 2001
National Code of Practice for the Control of Workplace Hazardous Substances 1994
National Code of Practice for the Preparation of Material Safety Data Sheets 2003
Workplace Exposure Standards for Airborne Contaminants 2013
Guidance on the Interpretation of Workplace Exposure standards for Airborne Contaminants 2012
Health Monitoring for Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals – Guide for persons conducting a business or undertaking 2013
Health Monitoring for Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals – Guide for workers 2013
Guide for Tunnelling Work 2013
AS/NZS 1715-2009 Selection, use and maintenance of respiratory protective equipment
AS 2985-2009 Workplace atmospheres - Method for sampling and gravimetric determination of respirable dust