specialist safety authorities

Comcare www.comcare.gov.au 

Provides all scheme employers with an integrated safety, rehabilitation and compensation system, in all states or territories where its employees are located.

Energy Safe Victoria (ESV) www.esv.vic.gov.au 

An independent technical regulator responsible for electricity, gas and pipeline safety in Victoria.

Farmsafe Australia www.farmsafe.org.au 

Helping farmers, their families and those working in agriculture to manage health and safety on farms.

Federal Safety Commissioner www.fsc.gov.au 

Promoting best occupational health and safety standards on building and construction projects.

Minerals Industry Risk Management Gateway (MIRMgate) www.mirmgate.com 

The portal to a comprehensive library of information related to hazard and risk management in the mining, minerals processing and quarrying industries.

National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS) www.nicnas.gov.au 

The government regulator of industrial chemicals, protecting human health and the environment.

National Offshore Petroleum Safety Authority www.nopsa.gov.au 

A statutory agency regulating the health and safety, structural integrity and environmental management of offshore petroleum facilities in commonwealth waters, and in coastal waters where state powers have been conferred.

National Safety Council of Australia (NSCA) www.nsca.org.au 

Works with clients and members to achieve best practice in workplace health and safety.

National Transport Commission (NTC) www.ntc.gov.au

Inter-governmental agency charged with improving the productivity, safety and environmental performance of Australia’s road, rail and intermodal transport system.

Safe at Work www.safeatwork.org.au 

Raising awareness amongst workers to ensure they understand their rights in respect of occupational health and safety.

Safety Institute of Australia (SIA) www.sia.org.au 

The professional body for health and safety professionals. Provides access to qualified, timely advice into public policy and regulation; research and development to advance WHS knowledge and guidance.

Seacare www.seacare.gov.au 

The national scheme of workplace health and safety (WHS), rehabilitation and workers’ compensation arrangements for the Australian maritime industry.

Standards Australia www.standards.org.au 

A non-government standards organisation, charged by the Commonwealth government to meet Australia’s need for contemporary, internationally aligned standards and related services. It develops internationally aligned Australian Standards and is a member of ISO and IEC.

The Royal Australian Chemical Institute Inc. (RACI) www.raci.org.au 

The professional body for the chemical sciences in Australia. It acts both as the qualifying body for professional chemists, and as a learned society promoting the science and practice of chemistry.

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