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8.4 Humans at Work

Occupational Health and Safety Protecting the Respiratory System Protecting the eye
Protecting Hearing Protecting the Brain Protecting Bones, Joints and Muscles

Background and general information

Occupational Health and Safety Act, 2000

Workcover NSW

Safework Australia

NSW Department of Education and Training - Occupational Health & Safety Policy

Safety Zone - an interactive multimedia internet site from WorkCover Authority of NSW, includes Case Studies, animations and quizzes. By completeing all sections studnets can receive a Certificate of Completion which may help them during job applications and interviews

WorkSafe Smart Move -WorkSafe SmartMove is designed for students in years ten to twelve to make you a little more aware of what can happen in the workplace. It will give you a chance to learn about the potential dangers of the workplace but also your rights and responsibilities.Includes information, activities adn quizzes - Successful completion will provide and OSH Certificate. from Department of Consumer and Employment Protection, Western Australia. Includes Teachers Guide

Many Universities and wokplaces have extensive OHS sites - below is just a sample

The University of Sydney

Edusafe@Curtin - from Curtin University of Technology

University of Western Australia

University of Tasmania

Useful OH&S Links & Sites - from Accident Investigation and Occupation Health and Safety Consultants, Australian site

Health Hazard Information - from the Mine Safety and Health Administration, US Department of Labor

A Relational Database of Hazardous Chemicals and Occupational Diseases - from Haz-Map, National Library of Medicine- American site, with useful information

EZ FACTS Safety Newsletters - from Lab Safety Supply, USA

HSE Free Leaflets - from Health and Safety Executive, UK

Monash Univeristy Accident Research Centre - includes information on current research adn preventing accidnets in sports adn the workplace

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Protecting the Respiratory System

Respiratory System

Histology of The Respiratory System - detailed information from University of Ottawa.Page links to microphotographs of various organs

Respiratory Tract - detailed description of function of different parts of the respiratory tract, with microscope images from West Virginia University



Dust Collectors - from Dust Collection Services- see the Applications page for examples of use in different industries

MASKS AND OTHER RESPIRATORY PROTECTION - Fact Sheet from Workers' Health Centre, Australia

Guidelines on the safe use of a fume cupboard - from ANU (pdf 151.4kB)



What are the Effects of Dust on the Lungs? - Canadian Centre for Occupational Health & Safety

Air toxics - Fact sheet from Department of Environment, Water Heritage and the Arts, Australia

Lung and Respiratory Conditions - information pages from The Australian Lung Foundation

Lung Conditions


Air toxics and indoor air quality in Australia: Asbestos - from Department of Environment, Water Heritage and the Arts, Australia

Asbestos and Cancer - from Cancer Council of Victoria

Asbestosis - from Mayo Clinic

Asbestosis hospitalisation - Report of NSW Chief Health Officer -from Health NSW


National Asthma Council, Australia

Asthma Foundation of NSW

Asthma Foundation of Victoria


Emphysema or COPD

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - from NIH, USA

About COPD-X - from The Australian Lung Foundation

Legionnaires' Disease

Legionnaires' Disease - from Health NSW

Legionellosis: Legionnaires' disease and Pontiac Fever - from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Legionellosis (Legionnaires Disease) Fact Sheet - from Community Health Administration, Maryland

Legionnaires' Disease and Cooling Towers - Public Health Division, Department of Human Services, Victoria


SILICA DUST AND SILICOSIS - from the Workers' Health Commission (pdf 72.4kB)

Silicosis - from New Jersey Dept Health, USA

Silicosis Fact Sheet - from Union Safe

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Protecting the eye


Normal Eye Anatomy: Photos, Images, and Videos - from National Eye Institute
Page Link

Tear Production - from St. Luke's Cataract & Laser Institute

Eye Injury in the Worksplace - from Flinders University

Workplace Eye Safety - from The Vision Learnign Center, Prevent Blindness America

Eye and Face Protection - from US Department of Labor

Eye Protection Policies - from ANU

Eye injuries - from Dept Consumer and Employment Protection, WA



Welding Safety - from Lab Safety Supply - Article

Welding - from Dept Consumer and Employment Protection, WA

Viewing Eclipses and other astronomical events

Safely viewing the Sun - fact sheet from CSIRO

No Safe way to Directly View the transit of Venus - from Department of Human Services, SA Government

How to Safely View a Solar Eclipse or Sunspots - from NASA

How to Watch a Partial Solar Eclipse Safely - from Sky and Telescope

Laser Safety

Sam's Laser FAQ

Polarised Sunglasses

Polarized Sunglasses - from All About Vision Web site

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Protecting Hearing

Promenade 'round the Cochlea - educational site, includes animations and detailed information about the ear, hearing and sound

Virtual Tour of the Ear - very detailed, information sitefrom Augustana College

Noise-Induced Hearing Loss - from the National Institute of Health

H.E.A.R. Hearing Education and Awareness for Rockers - Are You at Risk - information site on problems and hearing protection. Includes ARTICLE ARCHIVES

Common Misconceptions about Hearing - from Digital Recordings

Noise, Ears and Hearing Protection - from American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Noise prevention and control in Victoria - from Environmental Protection Authority, Victoria

Fact Sheets - from Farm Noise and Hearing Project

Choosing the best hearing protection - and other topics from Hearing Tech

TINNITUS - WHAT IS IT? - from Australian Tinnitus Association

Industial Deafness - brief overview

Loud Noise can affect your hearing - Fact sheet from Workers Health Centre, NSW

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Protecting the brain

A-Z of Brain Disorders -informatin on a range of brain disorders from Brain Foundation Australia

What is acquired brain injury?- from Brain Injury Association of NSW

Acquired Brain Injury - from Better Health Channel, Victoria

The Human Brain: Watch your head - from the Franklin Institute

Traumatic Brain Injury Resource Guide - includes information on the brain and injuries and animations, from Centre for Neuroskills, Los Angeles

Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute

CYCLE HELMET LAWS - FACTS, FIGURES AND CONSEQUENCES - from Bicycle Institute of Australia, Velo Conference, 1996

Head Protection - from Personal Protective Equipment Guidelines, UWA

Bicycle Helmets and The Mechanics of Head Injuries - from Cyclists Rights Action Group

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Protecting bones, joints and muscles

Bones, Muscles and Joints: the Musculoskeletal System -basic information, with animations, from Teens Health

Bones, Muscles, and Joints - from College Services

Football 101: Knees and Cartilage: Knees and Ligaments - detailed information on knee injuries

Arthroscopy - The Better health Channel

Knee Anatomy - from Mount Desert Island Hospital Orthopedics

ACHILLES TENDON INJURIES - The Center for Orthopaedics and Sport Medicine

ANKLE SPRAINS - The Center for Orthopaedics and Sport Medicine

Computer Related Injury- from Better Health Channel

Ergonomics4schools - educational resource site which covers many related topics

The Ergonomics Society - general information site

Safe Lifting and Carrying Techniques information sheet (pdf 66kB)

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