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Publications archive - Ecologically Sustainable Development


Key departmental publications, e.g. annual reports, budget papers and program guidelines are available in our online archive.

Much of the material listed on these archived web pages has been superseded, or served a particular purpose at a particular time. It may contain references to activities or policies that have no current application. Many archived documents may link to web pages that have moved or no longer exist, or may refer to other documents that are no longer available.

National Strategy for Ecologically Sustainable Development

Prepared by the Ecologically Sustainable Development Steering Committee
Endorsed by the Council of Australian Governments
December, 1992
ISBN 0 644 27253 8

Occupational Health and Safety
Part 3 Intersectoral Issues - Chapter 25


To ensure that occupational health and safety (OHS) considerations are fully integrated into processes developed for the implementation of ESD

Strategic Approach

The most effective way to achieve this is to develop mechanisms for ensuring that: strategies and approaches for ESD include enhanced OHS measures; there is industry reorientation towards more efficient working methods; and the need for health and well-being at work is promoted and maintained. Given that the workplace is one prime arena for the implementation of ESD, governments will focus on developing effective relationships between the ESD implementation process and existing workplace reform policies, including best practice, job redesign, industry and award restructuring, and OHS enhancement.

Objective 25.1

Governments will: