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WorkSafe will conduct an inspection program next month to look at whether construction industry employers are complying with requirements for consultation on safety management. Throughout June, inspectors will check to ensure that consultation on hazards and safety management on construction sites in metropolitan and regional areas is in accordance with occupational safety and health laws. Acting...
WorkSafe
Media release
24 May 2011
WorkSafe is investigating the work-related death of a 50-year-old mechanical engineering manager after a fall at a printing business in Canning Vale last week. On May 9, the man was believed to have been adjusting machinery while standing on a ladder when he fell around two metres, sustaining serious head injuries. He remained in a coma on life support last week, and died in Royal Perth Hospital...
WorkSafe
Media release
16 May 2011
A demolition company has been fined $2500 for failing to install security fencing around a demolition site that contained asbestos. Coda Contracting Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to failing to ensure that demolition work was done in accordance with the relevant Australian Standard and was fined $2500 in the Fremantle Magistrates Court on Friday. Coda Contracting was contracted to demolish a residence in...
WorkSafe
Media release
11 May 2011
A host employer and a labour hire company have been fined a total of $120,000 over an incident in 2008 in which a labour hire worker’s lower leg was severely injured and later amputated. Host employer Beds Plus Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to failing to ensure the provision of a safe workplace under a labour hire arrangement and, by that failure, causing serious harm to an employee, and was fined $80,...
WorkSafe
Media release
11 May 2011
Kalgoorlie will host a Work Safe 2011 Forum on May 18, providing an opportunity for Goldfields residents to learn more about workplace safety. Acting WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said today the Forums aimed to bring together people with an interest in occupational safety and health to update their knowledge on the latest developments in this arena. “The Kalgoorlie Forum will cover a...
WorkSafe
Media release
06 May 2011
Geraldton will host a Work Safe 2011 Forum on May 25, providing an opportunity for Mid-West residents to learn more about workplace safety. Acting WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said today the Forums aimed to bring together people with an interest in occupational safety and health to update their knowledge on the latest developments in this arena. “The Geraldton Forum will cover a range...
WorkSafe
Media release
06 May 2011
WorkSafe has begun an inspection program to look at safety issues with mobile plant on construction sites. Inspectors will look at mobile plant such as earthmoving equipment, elevating work platforms, mobile cranes and forklifts on metropolitan and regional construction sites throughout May. Acting WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said today that a significant number of workplace deaths in...
WorkSafe
Media release
05 May 2011
WorkSafe will conduct an inspection campaign to look at safety standards in manufacturing workplaces in the Malaga industrial area next month. Acting WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said today the inspection campaign would be the latest in a series of projects targeting specific geographical areas in the metropolitan area. “WorkSafe has a schedule of proactive inspection campaigns...
WorkSafe
Media release
20 Apr 2011
WorkSafe has urged WA businesses, industry and workers to comment on the model Work Health and Safety Regulations before the public comment period closes. Acting WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch today encouraged Western Australians to have their say on the new safety and health laws before the deadline. “The public comment period has almost reached its final week, so there’s not much time...
WorkSafe
Media release
25 Mar 2011
A logging company has been fined $15,000 after an incident in which a worker’s hand was severely injured. Softwood Logging Services Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe work environment and was fined in the Perth Magistrates Court last week. In July 2008, a Softwood Logging Services employee was operating a mobile wood chipper at the Oriole Plantation in the Shire of...
WorkSafe
Media release
22 Mar 2011
WorkSafe will appeal the Magistrates Court decision to dismiss charges against Fortescue Metals Group (FMG) and its wholly-owned subsidiary The Pilbara Infrastructure (TPI) relating to the injury of workers during Cyclone George in March 2007. FMG faced one charge, and TPI 17 charges, all of which were dismissed last month. Acting WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said today that after...
WorkSafe
Media release
18 Mar 2011
A formwork company has been fined $25,000 plus almost $6000 in costs over an incident in which a worker was seriously injured in a fall. Ria Contracting Pty Ltd was found guilty of failing to provide and maintain a safe work environment and fined in the Perth Magistrates Court last week. In September 2008, the company was contracted to carry out formwork at a construction site in East Perth. An...
WorkSafe
Media release
28 Feb 2011
Workplace safety and health authorities across Australia are joining forces in an effort to improve safety for those working on or near public roads. The program, which will begin next month and continue for three months, will see workplace safety inspectors from across the nation visiting more than 260 roadside worksites. Acting WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said the targeted compliance...
WorkSafe
Media release
28 Feb 2011
A tilt-up construction company and a crane operator have been fined a total of $4000 after the collapse of a tilt-up panel at a construction site in Wangara in 2008. Permacast Pty Ltd and Craig Ford pleaded guilty were fined $2000 each in the Joondalup Magistrates Court last week. Permacast was charged with failing to ensure that each person involved in tilt-up work had completed an approved...
WorkSafe
Media release
24 Feb 2011
A host employer has been fined $60,000 over an incident in which a worker supplied by a labour hire company was crushed and left a paraplegic. Maddington boilermaking and metal fabrication company G & G Mining Fabrication Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to failing to ensure the provision of a safe workplace under a labour hire arrangement and, by that failure, causing serious harm to a worker, and was...
WorkSafe
Media release
15 Feb 2011
A WorkSafe inspection program of construction sites in the Albany area has revealed generally good standards in occupational safety and health management. WorkSafe inspectors conducted 19 inspections in the Albany area, including Albany itself, Williams, Kojonup, Mount Barker and Denmark over the week commencing December 13, 2010. WorkSafe Director Chris Kirwin said today the inspection program...
WorkSafe
Media release
10 Feb 2011
A WorkSafe targeted inspection program on High Risk Work licences in construction has revealed that the majority of workers in the industry hold the required licences. In the three months from October to December 2010, construction inspectors visited sites in Perth and regional areas of WA, including the Indian Ocean Territories (Christmas and Cocos Islands). They visited 68 construction sites...
WorkSafe
Media release
09 Feb 2011

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