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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
Employers or people in control of workplaces where hazardous substances are used must keep and maintain an up to date hazardous substances register that is readily available to staff. Risk assessments must also be performed on hazardous substances to minimise exposure and protect the health and...
Hazardous substances
The Building Commission protects the community by setting standards and ensuring contractors have the skills, experience and financial capacity to deliver quality building services. It is illegal for an individual, partnership or company to contract for or carry out a building service without first...
Find a registered building service provider or licensed plumber
The following information is about substances that meet the definition of 'hazardous substances' in the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996. There are also requirements for ensuring the safety with other chemicals at the workplace and these are outlined under Chemical control and Safety...
Hazardous substances

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A farm worker was seriously injured when his clothing (shirt) became entangled in an exposed rotating shaft of a twin auger. The person was directing fertiliser from the twin augers into compartments...
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
During the unloading of a bulk dry powder discharge tanker, the tank (a pressure vessel) failed, causing the death of two workers. The tank was connected to a large portable compressor supplying...
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
Recent fatalities have highlighted the dangers associated with working alone and the importance of having regular communications with isolated workers. In the first incident, a self-employed man was...
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
In November 2008 a 39-year-old plumber died from injuries received while operating a 225mm cutting grinder (commonly know as a chasing saw). The plumber was chasing brick walls in a bathroom of a...
WorkSafe
Alert
04 Aug 2017
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

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WorkSafe will conduct an inspection program to look at the safety and health of labour hire workers in WA workplaces. Across the remainder of the 2013/14 financial year, inspectors will focus on labour hire workers, and labour hire agents will also be visited. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said today that inspectors across all industries and regions will participate in the labour hire...
WorkSafe
Media release
24 Jan 2014
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 30 January 2014, most Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites are hiking their ULP price by 14 cents per litre (cpl) up to 161.9 cpl. Most Coles Express sites are also increasing their ULP price up to 161.9 cpl, most Gull sites up to 160.9 cpl and most BP and Peak sites up to 159.9 cpl. Tomorrow's...
Consumer Protection
Media release
29 Jan 2014
WA businesses have been receiving bogus order forms and invoices for unauthorised directory listings and advertising from scammers mimicking the Yellow Pages name and logo. Consumer Protection and the Small Business Development Corporation (SBDC) have urged businesses to be on alert for this scam and ensure that unnecessary payments are not being made. Unsolicited and misleading order forms are...
Consumer Protection
Media release
24 Jan 2014
A Spearwood real estate agent has been fined $5,000 for failing to fully complete the compulsory professional development (CPD) program, which was a condition of the renewal of his triennial certificate. Apart from the fine, Mark Alan Henderson was also ordered to pay costs of $600 by the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) after a mediation agreement was reached on 17 January 2014. In August...
Consumer Protection
Media release
22 Jan 2014
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 23 January 2014, most BP, Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites are hiking their ULP price by 12 cents per litre (cpl) up to 159.9 cpl. Most Coles Express sites are also increasing their ULP price up to 159.9 cpl, most Gull sites to 158.9 cpl and most Peak sites to 157.9 cpl. Tomorrow's...
Consumer Protection
Media release
22 Jan 2014
Leaving a rental property in a dirty state of disrepair and failing to provide a forwarding address to the landlord has cost a WA tenant almost $1,000. 47-year-old Lisa Marie Hutchins pleaded guilty to breaking tenancy law during a hearing at the Midland Magistrates Court on 16 January 2014. She was fined $250 and ordered to pay costs of $702.63. Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll...
Consumer Protection
Media release
21 Jan 2014
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 16 January 2014, most BP sites are hiking their ULP price by 11 cents per litre (cpl) up to 159.9 cpl. Most Caltex, Caltex Woolworths and Coles Express sites are also hiking their ULP price up to 159.9 cpl. Most Gull sites are hiking their ULP price up to 158.9 cpl and most Peak sites to 157.9...
Consumer Protection
Media release
15 Jan 2014
The Commissioner for Consumer Protection has succeeded in overturning a decision to allow the Director of Westpoint Realty Pty Ltd (in liquidation), Mr Norman Phillip Carey to renew the certificate that allows him to be a real estate agent. A unanimous judgement by the Court of Appeal this morning (9 January 2014) set aside a previous State Administrative Tribunal ruling which meant that Mr Carey...
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 Jan 2014
Consumer Protection is reminding Western Australians of the risks involved when donating to unofficial collections for victims of the Perth Hills bushfires, as well as the need for fundraising to be carried out through a licensed charity. Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll recommends that people donate via reputable organisations such as the Lord Mayor’s Distress Relief Fund (...
Consumer Protection
Media release
15 Jan 2014
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 9 January 2014, most Coles Express sites are hiking their ULP price by 14 cents per litre (cpl) up to 164.9 cpl. Most Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites are hiking their ULP price up to 162.9 cpl. Most BP and Gull sites are hiking their ULP price up to 161.9 cpl. Most Peak sites are hiking their...
Consumer Protection
Media release
08 Jan 2014

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