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Each chapter is downloaded separately. However users are advised to read the Introduction, which provides background to the information in individual chapters. They should also note the copyright requirements and the disclaimer before using or acting on the information.

1 Preliminaries 2012

2 Introduction 2012

3 The generalist OHS professional 2012

4 Global Work 2012

5 Global Safety 2012

6 Global Health 2012

7 Foundation science 2012

8 Sociopolitical – OHS law in Australia 2012

8.2 Principles of OHS Law 2014 NEW!

9 Sociopolitical – Industrial 2012

10 The Organisation 2012

10.2 Organisational Culture 2014 NEW!

11 Systems 2012

12 Human as a biological system 2012

13 Human – Psychology principles 2012

14 Human – Principles of social interaction 2012

15 Hazard as a concept 2012

16 Hazard Biomechanical 2012

17 Hazard Chemical 2012

18 Hazard Biological 2012

19 Psychosocial Hazard Stress 2012

20 Psychosocial Hazard Fatigue 2012

21 Physical Hazard Bullying 2012

22 Physical Hazard Noise 2012

23 Physical Hazard Electricity 2012

24 Physical Hazard Ionising radiation 2012

25 Physical Hazard Non ionising radiation 2012

26 Physical Hazard Thermal environment 2012

27 Physical Hazard Gravitational 2012

28 Physical Hazard Plant 2012

29 Physical Hazard Mobile plant 2012

30 Physical Hazard Vehicles and occupational road use 2012

31 Risk 2012

31.2 OHS Risk and decision-making (2015) NEW!

32 Models of causation – Safety 2012

33 Models of causation – Health determinants 2012

34 Control – Prevention and intervention 2012

34.1 User centric safe design approach to control 2014 NEW!

35 Control – Mitigation – Emergency preparedness 2012

36 Control – Mitigation – Health impacts 2012

37 Introduction to Practice as a concept 2012

38 Practice – Model of practice 2012

39 Practice – Critical consumer of research 2012

OHS risk and decision-making is being further reviewed to add some exciting new material. it is anticipated that it will be available in April, 2015.

  • Please post any comments on how you have applied the information in specific chapters to your work

    • colin corlass-brown

      As busy professionals is it possible to set up a complete set for down load like for instance some Australian Standards

  • Annonymous

    Isn’t this a Safety institute of Australia publication and shouldn’t the author (SIA) be recognised here? I can’t see the SIA mentioned once on your website..

    • GB Cooper

      I suggest you read the preliminary download above in full.

  • Andrew Heinrichs

    Was terrific to see the new chapters launched last week, with future topic areas mooted. Let’s hope some funding comes through for them!

  • Andy B

    I would suggest that it would be useful to have the release date next to the title of chapters. Also an option to download all at once.


  • Wayne G

    As always, excellent information, might suggest a hover box or drop down over each header that gives a synopsis and list of contents, would help in the initial searching, also, the logon is a tad weird, it says I have an account, when I put in the details it says I am wrong, I’d suggest your system maybe, as I only have one and I use it daily, this site got wrong, so opted for a guest – cheers :)

  • very good, thank you very much for sharing

  • very good, thank you very much for sharing

  • Ashari Aris Ais

    good e-book.. thank you

  • Brad

    Might I suggest that if you use the book, buy a hard copy and support the research that has gone in. more money means SIA can put the book in front of people who need to see it. Best thing I did upon launch and I have to periodically go through and clear out the flags as I change topics. My greatest concern is that I have just joined a high risk govt organisation which prefers to use the Wikipedia safety manual rather than use evidence based material. I have a job ahead of me.


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