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Occupational Health and Safety: Websites/Reports/Statistics

This guide provides information and links about resources relevant to OHS in the ECU Library and other useful external resources

Australian Institute of Health & Safety (AIHS)

The OHS Body of Knowledge, was first published in 2012. Chapters have been revised and added progressively since 2012. See the list of chapters for current versions and scheduled updates. Notes about the chapters:

Each chapter is downloaded separately. However users are advised to read the Introduction contained in the learning outcomes tab of each chapter’s download page. This provides background to the information contained in individual chapters. Readers should also note the copyright requirements and the disclaimer before using or acting on the information. Each chapter page includes an overview of the chapter, the chapter for download, information about the author, learning outcomes and a range of resources.

Australian Websites

Australian Institute of Health and Safety (AIHS)

Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists (AIOH)

Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) : Federal Government agency charged with responsibility for protecting the health and safety of people, and the environment, from the harmful effects of ionising and non ionising radiation.

Clean Air Society of Australia & New Zealand (CASANZ)

Comcare: The Australian Govenment's Comcare is responsible for workplace safety, rehabilitation and compensation in the Commonwealth jurisdiction.

Fair Work Commission: Australia's national workplace relations tribunal

The National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) check publications

Safe Work Australia

Western Australia. Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

WorkSafe Western Australia : publications include codes of practice for Western Australia, guidance notes and bulletins.

Other Key Websites

CDC: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

CDC: Workplace Health Promotion

Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (UK)

European Agency for Safety and Health at Work

Hazardous Substances Information System (HSIS): The HSIS is an internet resource that allows you to find information on substances that have been classified in accordance with the Approved Criteria for Classifying Hazardous Substances [NOHSC:1008(2004] 3rd Edition and/or have National Exposure Standards declared under the NOHSC Adopted National Exposure Standards for Atmospheric Contaminants in the Occupational Environment [NOHSC:1003(1995)].

Health & Safety Executive (HSE) U.K

ILS : International Labour Standards

International Commission on Occupational Health

International Labour Organization  (ILO)

International Occupational Hygiene Association

MedlinePlus : occupational health subsection

NIOSH : National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

NRI Foundation. Publications. (includes latest MORT user's manual). The NRI Foundation conserves the knowledge created by the MORT programme.

Occupational health (WHO)

OSHNET : Internet Gateway for occupational health and safety resources and information

OSHWEB - OshWeb provides links to, reviews of and comments on websites in the Occupational Safety and Health sector

TOXNET - (Toxicology Data Network) U.S. National Library of Medicine

US Department of Labor

Google Scholar

Google Scholar: If searching Google Scholar, set preferences to Edith Cowan University to link to full text held at ECU Library.

Follow these steps to set up Library Links in Google Scholar on your own computer:
1. Go to Google Scholar Preferences (
2. Type Edith Cowan University in the Library Links text box
3. Check the box next to Edith Cowan University Library - Find It@ECU
4. Click Save Preferences

Next time you search Google Scholar, you will see Find It@ECU link below the results. This will take you directly to ECU Library's link to resources.

Scholar Settings: you can also set up an import citations to EndNote link, under Bibliography manager, mark the option to "show links to import citations into EndNote (drop down)".