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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
Building and Energy 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...
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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
This page answers some of the most frequently asked questions relating to noise. How can noise affect your life? Hearing loss caused by noise is insidious and permanent. It can cause isolation at home and socially and decrease efficiency at work. High pitched sounds, such as consonants and women's...
Noise and vibration
This page contains frequently asked questions on noise and vibration.
Noise and vibration
Ototoxic chemicals are chemicals that result in hearing loss Introduction It is well documented that occupational noise exposure is a significant health hazard that leads to permanent noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) and we have the National Exposure Standard for Occupational Noise to deal with...
Noise and vibration
This page provides useful links to assist you with the control of risks associated with hazardous substances.
Hazardous substances
As part of its function, Building and Energy provides an avenue for both consumers and builders to resolve disputes relating to the carrying out of regulated building services and home building work contracts. These services are provided to parties as an alternative to the commencement of court...
Building service and home building contract complaints
Boards and committees: Building Services Board Plumbers Licensing Board Plumbing Industry Reference Group (PIRG), a committee of the Plumbers Licensing Board hosted by Building and Energy 6 Star Committee
Boards and committees
Building regulation Through a range of regulation reforms, Building and Energy has delivered the most significant transformation of Western Australian building laws in over 50 years. Architects Act 2004 The Architects Act 2004 provides for the effective registration of architects in WA. It...
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This bulletin sets out duties that could be relevant to people that may work on an owner builder site, which is considered a workplace under the definitions of the Act.
WorkSafe
Bulletin
14 Mar 2016
Does your business operate in an area that is subject to cyclones?
WorkSafe
Bulletin
21 May 2014
Do you need information on controlling the risks of nanotechnology?
WorkSafe
Bulletin
21 May 2014
This information bulletin provides guidance for wearing helmets on construction sites in accordance with the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 and Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996.
WorkSafe
Bulletin
21 Jul 2016
This information bulletin is intended to provide guidance to employers and employees for the selection, use and maintenance of personal protective gloves. Should gloves be worn? The three steps in...
WorkSafe
Bulletin
11 Mar 2016
What types of guarding should be used on food mixers?
WorkSafe
Bulletin
21 May 2014
Do you operate or work in a bakery?
WorkSafe
Bulletin
14 Mar 2016
Do you think you have been treated unfairly, inappropriately and/or unreasonably at work, then go to this document to see which agency will be able to assist you.
WorkSafe
Directory
21 May 2014
Do you need a worksheet to help you manage the risks of slips, trips and falls?
WorkSafe
Information
21 May 2014
This information bulletin is intended to provide guidance to employers, employees and the self-employed in the nail industry What safety and health hazards do nail technicians face? Nail technicians...
WorkSafe
Bulletin
11 Mar 2016

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A garden fertiliser company has been fined $100,000 over the 2012 death of a labour hire worker at its Jandakot premises. A Richards Pty Ltd – trading as Richgro Garden Products – pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe work environment and, by that failure, causing the death of a labour hire worker, and was fined in the Perth Magistrates Court on Monday. In January 2008, Richgro...
WorkSafe
Media release
26 Nov 2014
WorkSafe will hold free information sessions across the State on the new national occupational safety and health laws, visiting regional centres in December. The WA version of the Model Work Health and Safety Bill was tabled in Parliament last month as a Green Bill for public consultation, and information sessions on the Bill are being offered in major regional areas. WorkSafe Acting Executive...
WorkSafe
Media release
24 Nov 2014
WA’s cyclone season has now begun, and businesses throughout the North-West of the State have been reminded to ensure contingency plans are established and in operation. WorkSafe Acting Executive Director Ian Munns said today it was crucial that everyone on sea and on land knew what to do when there was a cyclone in the area. “The cyclone season officially began on November 1, and under workplace...
WorkSafe
Media release
13 Nov 2014
If you’re a subcontractor in the construction industry and have had issues getting paid for your work then we want to hear from you! As a subcontractor, you rely on being paid by those who you have benefited from your hard work. Cash flow is critical to the survival of the business and disputes over payment can be costly and time consuming. The Construction Contracts Act 2004 was established by...
Building and Energy
Event
03 Nov 2014
A landscaping company and its Director have been fined a total of $95,000 (plus $6000 in costs) after a member of the public died after being struck by a bobcat on a landscaping site in November 2011. Total Landscape Redevelopment Service Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to failing to ensure the safety of a person who was not an employee, and was fined $75,000 in the Perth Magistrates Court today...
WorkSafe
Media release
31 Oct 2014
The four winners of the prestigious 2014 Work Safety Awards Western Australia were announced this morning. St John of God Murdoch Hospital, St John of God Subiaco Hospital, Peter Minchin and Brian Pugsley are the winners of the Award categories. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said this morning the four winners were examples of the many excellent workplace innovations and occupational...
WorkSafe
Media release
31 Oct 2014
Western Australians are being given the opportunity to contribute to the State’s future workplace safety and health system following the tabling in Parliament of the draft Work Health and Safety Bill 2014 (‘the Green Bill’). WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch today called for public comment on the Bill, the WA version of the national Model Work Health and Safety Bill, the harmonised...
WorkSafe
Media release
23 Oct 2014
WorkSafe is conducting an inspection program to look at safety standards in tree lopping and gardening services. The inspection program will continue throughout the current financial year, and will cover both metropolitan and regional areas of WA. WorkSafe Director Joe Attard said today the tree lopping and gardening sector was being targeted because the work was hazardous and resulted in a high...
WorkSafe
Media release
08 Oct 2014
WorkSafe is conducting a further inspection program to look at safety standards in restaurants throughout the 2014/15 financial year. An initial inspection program in this sector was conducted last financial year, and the areas of concern identified by that program prompted a follow-up. The program will focus on larger restaurants in both metropolitan and regional areas. WorkSafe Director Joe...
WorkSafe
Media release
30 Sep 2014
WorkSafe is conducting a further inspection program to look at safety standards in restaurants throughout the 2014/15 financial year. An initial inspection program in this sector was conducted last financial year, and the areas of concern identified by that program prompted a follow-up. The program will focus on larger restaurants in both metropolitan and regional areas. WorkSafe Director Joe...
WorkSafe
Media release
30 Sep 2014

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