This information is brought to you by business.gov.auOccupational health and safetySafety in the workplace is critical to the success of running a business, no matter what size it is. As a small business owner you have certain rights and responsibilities regarding health and safety in your workplace. Even if you don't have any employees, you must ensure that your business doesn't create health and safety problems for your customers and the general public.
- Your OH&S obligations
Under OH&S legislation you have legal obligations to ensure the health and safety of everyone in your workplace.
- OH&S Acts, Regulations and Codes of Practice
There are OH&S Acts, regulations and codes of practice that employers need to abide by.
- Getting started with OH&S
It's better to deal with safety issues before they become a problem - a planned approach to safety is essential for your business.
- Accidents and injuries
Workplace injuries can have a big impact on your business. An injured worker is entitled to make a workers compensation claim where the injury occurs during the course of their employment.
- Workers compensation requirements
Occupational health and safety laws require that injured workers have access to first aid, fair workers compensation and return to work rehabilitation.