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This page contains frequently asked questions on aggression in the workplace. Is aggression in the workplace a work issue or a police issue? The Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 contains general duties and responsibilities placed upon people to ensure their own safety at work, and that of...
Aggression
Duty holders and legislation that relate to aggression in the workplace The Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 and regulations place certain duties on employers, employees, self-employed people, manufacturers, designers, importers and suppliers and must be complied with. Duties include: Not...
Aggression
The information on this page applies only to employers and employees in the WA state industrial relations system. The state system covers businesses which operate as sole traders, unincorporated partnerships, unincorporated trust arrangements as well as any incorporated associations or not for...
Payroll essentials
The information on this page applies only to employers and employees in the WA state industrial relations system. The state system covers businesses which operate as sole traders, unincorporated partnerships, unincorporated trust arrangements as well as any incorporated associations or not for...
Payroll essentials
The information on this page applies only to employers and employees in the WA state industrial relations system. The state system covers businesses which operate as sole traders, unincorporated partnerships, unincorporated trust arrangements as well as any incorporated associations or not for...
Payroll essentials
The information on this page applies only to employers and employees in the WA state industrial relations system. The state system covers businesses which operate as sole traders, unincorporated partnerships, unincorporated trust arrangements as well as any incorporated associations or not for...
WA pay rates and award summaries
The information on this page applies only to employers and employees in the WA state industrial relations system. The state system covers businesses which operate as sole traders, unincorporated partnerships, unincorporated trust arrangements as well as any incorporated associations or not for...
Pay rates for apprentices and trainees
Inhalation of asbestos fibres can cause asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma. Asbestos is a serious issue for Australia and will continue to be so for many years, despite the ban on new uses of asbestos in 2003. Asbestos can be classified into two main types, 'friable' or 'non-friable'. Friable...
Asbestos
This page contains frequently asked questions on asbestos. I’m not sure which WA agency would best help me with my asbestos query. See the 'Asbestos Issues: Who to call' brochure. What products might asbestos be found in? Asbestos cement products such as building materials ('fibro'), fences,...
Asbestos
This page contains frequently asked questions on alcohol and drugs. Why should there be a policy on alcohol and drugs in the workplace? There are a number of reasons why it may be appropriate to develop a workplace policy on alcohol and other drugs: An employer could be found in breach of the...
Alcohol and drugs

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A young security worker on a student visa was fatally injured on his way to work when the car he was driving crashed into a safety barrier on the Graham Farmer freeway. There was no evidence of...
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
A cleaning supervisor died of an electric shock from a commercial dishwasher in the dish washing room of a food hall. Before the incident, the dishwashing machine was not washing the dishes properly...
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
A general hand at a fertiliser factory was fatally injured after he fell approximately 13 metres from a grid mesh panel walkway. The employee was investigating a possible fault in the fertiliser...
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
An abrasive blaster operating an elevated work platform ( EWP ) was working at height manoeuvring the basket of the machine within the framework of a large steel structure. During the manoeuvre the...
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
A self employed plasterer sustained serious head and back injuries after he fell approximately 4.2 metres from a framed scaffold at a two storey residential construction site. The erected scaffold...
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
Following two recent incidents where employees have been struck by the closing rear door (tailgate) of front loading rubbish trucks, WorkSafe reminds those involved in the waste management industry...
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
A 16-year-old school student undergoing a Workplace Structured Learning Program at an engineering workplace had three fingers on his left hand severely crushed (two of these fingers have since been...
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
A farm worker, employed through a labour hire agent, died of head injuries after he was thrown from an all-terrain vehicle ( ATV ), also know as a four wheel motorbike, agricultural ( ag ) bike or...
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
By understanding the processes that make drivers tired, they are better able to plan and manage their daily routines to minimise the risk of fatigue. This handbook suggests lifestyle changes and other steps that professional drivers should consider to help them manage their fatigue.
WorkSafe
Alert
21 May 2014
A commercial vehicle driver was fatally injured when the combination he was driving left the road and crashed into trees. The driver was on the first part of a trip when the commercial vehicle...
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017

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Three companies have each been fined $25,000 over a June 2010 incident in which a worker was seriously injured when he fell into a shaft at a wastewater treatment facility. Brookfield Multiplex Engineering and Infrastructure Pty Ltd, Macmahon Contractors Pty Ltd and Zueblin Australia Pty Ltd all pleaded guilty, as persons in control of the workplace, to failing to ensure that workers were not...
WorkSafe
Media release
12 Dec 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 12 December 2013, most Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites are hiking their ULP price tomorrow by 13 cents per litre (cpl) up to 158.9 cpl. Most Coles Express sites are also increasing their ULP price up to 158.9 cpl, most BP and Gull sites up to 157.9 cpl, and most Peak sites to 156.9 cpl...
Consumer Protection
Media release
11 Dec 2013
Timothy John Bushe-Jones, trading as Bushewood Construction, has been successfully prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for failing to meet his responsibilities under a home building contract. Bushe-Jones was found guilty of two charges at the Perth Magistrates Court on 29 November 2013. He was ordered to pay fines of $950 and court costs of $1,161.15 and was given a spent conviction. The...
Building Commission
Media release
12 Dec 2013
Roleystone company Howe WA Pty Ltd and its director Stephen Howe, trading as Total Roof Care, have been successfully prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for failing to meet their responsibilities under a home building contract. Howe WA Pty Ltd was found guilty of four charges at the Armadale Magistrates Court on 28 November 2013 and was ordered to pay fines of $3,750 and costs of $351.15...
Building Commission
Media release
11 Dec 2013
WorkSafe has urged workers – particularly those who work outside on a regular basis – to take care to avoid the risk of skin cancer. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said today all precautions should be taken by workers who cannot avoid exposure to the sun in the course of their work. “Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world, and at least two in every three...
WorkSafe
Media release
11 Dec 2013
Perth builder Antoun Garcia, trading as High Tech Construction, has been successfully prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for failing to meet his responsibilities under a home building contract. Garcia was found guilty of three charges at the Armadale Magistrates Court on 28 November 2013 and was ordered to pay fines of $12,000 and court costs of $621.15. He did not appear in court. The...
Building Commission
Media release
10 Dec 2013
WorkSafe has issued a warning on guarding against the effects of extreme temperatures in work environments during the summer months. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch today reminded employers and workers of the need to take extra care during the summer months to avoid the risk of heat stress or the more serious heat stroke. “Both working outside in heatwave conditions and exposure to...
WorkSafe
Media release
06 Dec 2013
There are twenty suspected romance or investment fraud victims in Broome who have transferred a total of $76,684 to Africa since July 2012. The tip-of-the-iceberg figures, which do not take into account money sent to fraudsters in other countries, have prompted a visit to the town by detectives working on Project Sunbird – a joint anti-fraud initiative between WA Police Major Fraud Squad and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 Dec 2013
A pair of private landlords who broke tenancy law by making their tenant pay too much bond money, not giving a receipt and not lodging the money with the Bond Administrator, have been ordered to pay $3,000 in fines and costs. Steven and Nava Meyer pleaded guilty to three offences under the Residential Tenancies Act during a hearing at in the Perth Magistrates Court on 2 December 2013. They were...
Consumer Protection
Media release
06 Dec 2013
A backyard car dealer has been fined $6,500 and ordered to pay costs of $1,500 by the Joondalup Magistrates Court for buying and selling vehicles without a licence. Mashari Abdulh Al Shamari of Mirrabooka pleaded guilty on 4 December 2013 to charges of buying and selling vehicles between January 2011 and August 2012 without a licence, in breach of the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act. During this period...
Consumer Protection
Media release
05 Dec 2013

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