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This code of practice applies to all workplaces in Western Australia covered by the Occupational Safety and Health Act. It provides: general guidance for employers and workers on the identification, assessment and control of safety and health hazards and risks associated with manual tasks in which forces exerted, loads handled, repetitive movement, awkward postures, sustained postures and equipment and tools that expose workers to vibration are of concern; and information on key legislative requirements in the OSH act and the OSH regulations, as they relate to hazardous manual tasks.
WorkSafe
Code of practice
21 May 2014
This code applies to all workplaces in Western Australia covered by the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 and provides practical guidance for commercial vehicle drivers, and for those who are responsible for the operation of commercial vehicles in workplaces, on carrying out their duties under the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 and meeting the requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996.
WorkSafe
Code of practice
21 May 2014
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
21 May 2014
This code of practice provides practical guidance and strategies to reduce exposure to styrene of persons in the fibreglass reinforced plastics industry. The code is intended to assist in the control of levels of styrene monomer to as low as reasonably practicable below the occupational exposure standard of 50 ppm (TWA)*.
WorkSafe
Code of practice
21 May 2014
This national code of practice has been developed to assist persons with control of premises and/or plant to control the risks of asbestos-containing materials (ACM) in workplaces. It sets out the steps to be taken to eliminate or otherwise minimise the risks of exposure to airborne asbestos fibres, including the identification of ACM, risk assessments and the implementation of control measures. The objective of these measures is to prevent workplace exposure to airborne asbestos fibres and thereby reduce the incidence of asbestos-related diseases such as mesothelioma, asbestosis and lung cancer.
WorkSafe
Code of practice
21 May 2014
The purpose of this National Code of Practice for the Safe Use of Synthetic Mineral Fibres is to provide a safe and healthy workplace by outlining safe work practices and general responsibilities when handling synthetic mineral fibres (SMF).
WorkSafe
Code of practice
21 May 2014
This code applies to all workplaces where spray painting is undertaken, and to all persons with potential for exposure to hazards resulting from spray painting in those workplaces and includes: all areas where paints are sprayed; all areas of a spray painting operation where associated processes such as mixing, pouring and tinting of paints is carried out; all areas of a spray painting operation where spray painting substances,such as paints and solvents, are stored; and some aspects of industrial and marine coatings. This code of practice should be used by all persons involved in any aspect of spray painting, including employers, contractors, employees, safety and health representatives, designers, manufacturers and suppliers of plant or materials used in spray painting.
WorkSafe
Code of practice
21 May 2014
This code of practice applies to all workplaces in Western Australia covered by either the OSH Act or the MSI Act and provides: general guidance for employers, people in control of workplaces, designers, manufacturers, suppliers and workers on the identification and control of safety and health hazards and risks associated with Legionnaires’ disease; and information on key legislative requirements in the OSH Act, the OSH Regulations, the MSI Act and the MSI Regulations as they relate to Legionnaires’ disease.
WorkSafe
Code of practice
21 May 2014
This code of practice applies to all workplaces in Western Australia covered by the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 where excavation occurs, and to all persons with the potential for exposure to hazards resulting from excavation in those workplaces, including: all areas where equipment is used to excavate; and all areas where processes associated with excavation are undertaken.
WorkSafe
Code of practice
21 May 2014
The aim of this National Code of Practice for the Labelling of Workplace Substances [NOHSC:2012(1994)] is to provide practical guidance on meeting the requirements for the labelling of hazardous substances used at work under the National Model Regulations for the Control of workplace hazardous substances [NOHSC:1005(1994)] and the Commonwealth, State and Territory regulations introduced in accordance with these national model regulations.
WorkSafe
Code of practice
21 May 2014
This National Code of Practice for the Control of Workplace Hazardous Substances [NOHSC:2007(1994)] provides a practical guide on how to comply with the National Model Regulations for the Control of Workplace Hazardous Substances [NOHSC:1005(1994)] so as to minimise the risk of disease and injury due to exposure to hazardous substances in the workplace.
WorkSafe
Code of practice
21 May 2014
The purpose of this National Code of Practice for the Control of Scheduled Carcinogenic Substances [NOHSC:2014(1995)] is to provide practical guidance on how to comply with the prohibition and notification requirements for scheduled carcinogenic substances. It also explains the specific requirements for assessment and control of risks arising from work with scheduled carcinogenic substances, and the specific requirements for record keeping.
WorkSafe
Code of practice
21 May 2014
The purpose of this code of practice is to provide advice for the safe removal of asbestos and asbestos-containing materials (ACM) from buildings and structures, plant and equipment, and vehicles.
WorkSafe
Code of practice
21 May 2014
This code of practice has been developed to help people meet their legal obligation to ensure that, as far as practicable, machinery and plant in the workplace are designed safely and adequately guarded so they do not pose a risk of injuries or harm.
WorkSafe
Code of practice
21 May 2014
This national code of practice provides a basis for the reduction or elimination of risks arising out of the use and handling of ethylene oxide in sterilisation/fumigation processes in hospitals, museums, libraries and industry.
WorkSafe
Code of practice
21 May 2014
This national code of practice provides a practical guide on how to comply with the National Standard for the Control of Inorganic Lead at Work [NOHSC:1012(1994)] so as to minimise risk of disease and injury due to exposure to lead in the workplace. It can be used to develop specific workplace programs for the control of exposure to inorganic lead.
WorkSafe
Code of practice
21 May 2014
The National Code of Practice for Precast, Tilt-up and Concrete Elements in Building Construction provides practical guidance on ways to eliminate hazards and/or minimise risks in the safe handling of concrete elements in building construction.
WorkSafe
Code of practice
21 May 2014
This code of practice provides general guidance for all commercial fishing industry vessels in WA on the management of occupational safety and health issues relevant to the prevention of and response to man overboard incidents. While there are systems of work considerations in relation to eliminating and reducing the risks, this code's focus is on general safety and health issues relevant to man overboard events. Users of this code will need to look at their operation and its level of risk in relation to man overboard, as this code does not deal with every situation that may be found on commercial fishing vessels. Capability, operations, situations, equipment, machinery and tasks vary and hazards and risks not referred to in this code may arise requiring controls other than those recommended in this code.
WorkSafe
Code of practice
21 May 2014
This code of practice applies to all workplaces in Western Australia covered by either the OSH Act or the MSI Act and provides general guidance for employers, people in control of workplaces, designers, manufacturers, suppliers and workers on the identification and control of safety and health hazards and risks associated with Legionnaires’ disease; and information on key legislative requirements in the OSH Act, the OSH Regulations, the MSI Act and the MSI Regulations as they relate to Legionnaires’ disease.
WorkSafe
Code of practice
21 May 2014
This code of practice applies to all workplaces in Western Australia covered by the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 and provides guidance on occupational safety and health management in call centres. The practical guidance in this code of practice should be considered in conjunction with the general duties in the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984.
WorkSafe
Code of practice
21 May 2014
These codes of practice provide guidance on complying with some legislative requirements in the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 that apply in all workplaces covered by the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 and relate to the provision of first aid facilities and services; the provision of workplace amenities and facilities; and the selection and use of personal protective equipment.
WorkSafe
Code of practice
21 May 2014
This code of practice has been developed to provide guidance on meeting the requirements in the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 and Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 relating to the prevention and management of workplace violence, aggression and bullying. The Code focuses on the general principles applying to the prevention and management of violence, aggression and bullying in the workplace. The intent of this Code is to provide practical guidance for workplaces where people may be exposed to various forms of workplace violence and aggression including physical assault, verbal abuse, threats, intimidation, harassment and bullying.
WorkSafe
Code of practice
21 May 2014
The Code of practice: Abrasive blasting provides practical advice on meeting the requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 and the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 as they relate to abrasive blasting and applies to: all workplaces where abrasive blasting is being carried out; all persons who may be exposed to hazards arising from abrasive blasting in workplaces; workplaces where: abrasive blasting products are used; processes associated with abrasive blasting are undertaken; and abrasive blasting products and equipment are stored.
WorkSafe
Code of practice
21 May 2014
Regulations 3.119 and 3.122 require WorkSafe Western Australia to be notified of the intention to do class 1, class 2 or class 3 demolition work.
WorkSafe
Form – notification
21 May 2014
The loss of your partner or relative in a work-related accident is likely to be a traumatic and difficult experience. To help you, this publication has information on what different government...
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
21 May 2014

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