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Work Health & Safety: Australian Standards

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Relevant Standards for WHS


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  • AS/NZS 1269 (R2016) Occupational noise management
  •  AS/NZS 1336:2014 Eye and face protection - Guidelines
  • AS/NZS 1337.0:2014 Personal eye protection - Eye and face protection - Vocabulary
  • AS/NZS 1716:2012 Respiratory protective devices
  • AS/NZS 1891.4:2009 Industrial fall-arrest systems and devices - Selection, use and maintenance
  • AS/NZS 1801:1997 Occupational protective helmets
  • AS/NZS 2161.1:2016 Occupational protective gloves
  • AS/NZS 2161.4:1999 (R2016) Occupational protective gloves - Protection against thermal risks
  • AS/NZ 2210.1:2010 Safety, protective and occupational footwear - Guide to selection
  • AS/NZS 2210.2:2009 Occupational protective footwear - Test methods
  • AS/NZS 1892.1:2018 Portable ladders - performance and geometric requirements
  • AS/NZS 1892.5:2000 Portable ladders - Selection, safe use and care
  • AS/NZS 4801:2001 Occupational health and safety management systems
  • AS 1670.4:2015  Fire detection, warning, control and intercom systems 
  • AS/NZS 60335.1:2011 Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - General requirements
  • AS 1319-1994 (R2018) Safety signs for the occupational environment

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