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Occupational Health & Safety

This research guide will provide you with starting points for finding information on occupational health and safety.

Key journal article databases

You can access many specialised OHS journals directly via the Elsevier Safety Science page.

ACU Law guide

For further resources on Law, including Legal citations, abbrieviations and news sites, go to the ACU Law guide.


Australian Standards Online - Contains the full text of all current Australian Standards and draft Australian standards to which Standards Australia holds the copyright. ISO and IEC standards are also indexed, but the full text is not available online.

Important standards:

  • Risk Management Principles and Guidelines AS/NZS ISO 31000:2009
  • Guide for Managing Risk in Not-for-Profit Organizations HB 266:2010
  • Guidelines for managing risk in sport and recreation organizations HB 246:2010
  • Occupational health and safety management systems - General guidelines on principles, systems and supporting techniques AS/NZS 4804:2001
  • Environmental management systems - Requirements with guidance for use AS/NZS ISO 14001:2004

Specialist and Legal Resources