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WorkSafe is investigating the circumstances surrounding a fatality involving a bogged vehicle. It is alleged that: it occurred while workers were recovering a vehicle that had become bogged a tractor...
WorkSafe
Alert
12 Jun 2019
A list of minutes from the meetings of the Commission for Occupational Safety and Health .
WorkSafe
Minutes
11 Jun 2019
The department has developed a checklist for employers and workers engaged in the fabrication and installation of stone benchtops. This checklist highlights safety issues with a focus on silica...
WorkSafe
Checklist
30 May 2019
This information is provided to guide local government officers as to WorkSafe’s legislation, guidance and general approach in relation to asbestos. Responses relate to work with asbestos at...
WorkSafe
Information
21 May 2019
Silica is a common naturally occurring mineral. This fact sheet provides information about where silica is found, what are the hazards and risk management. What is silica and where is it found?...
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
15 May 2019
Use this easy-to-follow checklist to rate potential hazards and risks on your property and to help you control and prevent the risk of serious injury or disease.
WorkSafe
Checklist
14 May 2019
There are serious health risks caused by exposure to respirable crystalline silica (RCS) for workers in the stone benchtop manufacturing, finishing and installation industries. Cumulative exposure to...
WorkSafe
Alert
13 May 2019
2019 Safety alert 01/2019 - Collapse of truck mounted concrete pump with boom Safety alert 02/2019 - Second quad bike related fatality on a WA farm in four months 2018 Safety alert 01/2018 - Worker...
WorkSafe
Alert
11 Apr 2019
On 6 April 2019, a farmer was fatally injured after coming off a quad bike in Myrup near Esperance. The tragedy follows an earlier incident in December 2018 when a 17-year-old youth also died when he...
WorkSafe
Alert
11 Apr 2019
Small business may need to engage an independent contractor to perform tasks on their behalves. There are about 986,000 persons working as independent contractors in Australia (ABS 2013). Engaging...
WorkSafe
Information
08 Apr 2019
This checklist has been developed to highlight safety issues for workers engaged in manufacturing glass and glass product and provides information on how to best manage those risks to minimise...
WorkSafe
Checklist
02 Apr 2019
This code of practice provides guidance on creating and maintaining a mentally healthy workplace through: providing an environment that promotes good health and wellbeing the application of a risk...
WorkSafe
Code of practice
02 Apr 2019
This code of practice applies to all workplaces in Western Australia covered by the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 where concrete and masonry cutting and drilling equipment is used.
WorkSafe
Code of practice
19 Mar 2019
In March 2019, a truck mounted concrete pump with boom (TMCPWB) collapsed on to an operator. The injured person had his leg pinned by the boom, causing leg injuries. Possible contributing factors in...
WorkSafe
Alert
18 Mar 2019
The Construction Industry Safety Advisory Committee (CISAC), a tripartite committee of the Western Australian Commission for Occupational Safety and Health, has been made aware of alleged non-...
WorkSafe
Bulletin
08 Mar 2019
Refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment, including systems in vehicles, contain refrigerants. With increased costs and environmental damage associated with the use of synthetic chemical...
WorkSafe
Bulletin
06 Mar 2019
Regulations 3.88A and 3.88F require WorkSafe Western Australia to be notified of the intention to manufacture concrete panels at least 10 working days before the panels are to be cast.
WorkSafe
Form – notification
18 Feb 2019
Quick stats are snapshots of WA workplace injury and disease hotspots.
WorkSafe
Statistics
04 Jan 2019
If you have received an improvement notice, follow the four steps below. Improvement notice received Do you need more time or do you disagree? Complete Form 4 ; and Send to WorkSafe – Must be sent...
WorkSafe
Information
14 Dec 2018
The following checklist is a step-by-step approach designed to be used when employees are located at a new workstation or whenever their tasks change. When setting up the position of this furniture...
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
13 Dec 2018
People who work in the field of home and community health care face unique challenges in managing work health and safety. An increased demand for services that allow people to stay in their own homes...
WorkSafe
Checklist
13 Dec 2018
Research in Australia and overseas has found that workers fabricating benchtops from stone can be exposed to levels of respirable crystalline silica (RCS) which are hazardous to their health. The...
WorkSafe
Guidance note
12 Dec 2018
Tremolite asbestos has been identified in the ceramic centre of some Bunsen burner gauze mats in New Zealand and the UK, and preliminary testing has indicated that this may be an issue in gauze mats...
WorkSafe
Alert
06 Dec 2018
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WorkSafe
Reports
12 Nov 2018
The Commission for Occupational Safety and Health criteria for accreditation require each provider of an accredited training course for safety and health representatives to submit an annual report on the delivery of courses for the year ending the preceding 30 June.
WorkSafe
Reports
09 Nov 2018

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