Employee / worker

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This publication provides an overview of the key employment matters that small business owners must consider when employing someone.
Labour Relations
Guide / handbook
20 May 2014
This guidance note applies to all workplaces in Western Australia covered by the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 (OSH Act) and provides guidance on occupational safety and health management...
WorkSafe
Guidance note
31 Mar 2016
The purpose of this code of practice is to provide advice on the preparation of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) where required by legislation. The aim is to provide consistent health and safety advice to persons who could be exposed to hazardous substances and Dangerous Goods.
WorkSafe
Code of practice
21 May 2014
This guidance note has been developed to provide laboratories and analysts with a consistent methodology for the sampling and analysis of airborne asbestos fibres in workplaces.
WorkSafe
Guidance note
20 May 2014
This guidance note provides detailed practical guidance to persons performing health risk assessments.
WorkSafe
Guidance note
20 May 2014
The purpose of this national code of practice is to provide practical guidance in the identification of health hazards, evaluation of risks and control of exposure associated with the manufacture of vinyl chloride and its subsequent polymerisation to polyvinyl chloride (PVC). Note that vinyl chloride is often referred to as vinyl chloride monomer (VCM).
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 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 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 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

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Announcements

Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 21 February 2013, most Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites are hiking their ULP price tomorrow by 16 cents per litre (cpl) up to 159.9 cpl. Most Gull and Peak sites are also increasing their price tomorrow by 15 cpl up to 157.9 cpl, most BP sites by 14 cpl up to 157.9 cpl and most Coles Express...
Consumer Protection
Media release
20 Feb 2013
A Kwinana company has been fined a total of $50,000 over an incident in which an empty drum exploded, injuring an employee, and for failing to report the injury. Tox Free (Kwinana) Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe work environment, and was fined $45,000 in the Rockingham Magistrates Court on Thursday. In addition, the company was fined $5000 for failing to report...
WorkSafe
Media release
19 Feb 2013
A Queens Park man has been fined $8,000 and ordered to pay $581 in costs by the Perth Magistrates Court for illegal car dealing. Fadhill Hoosen Dulloo had bought 38 vehicles and privately sold 32 of those without a licence between December 2010 and April 2012, in breach of the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act. Acting Commissioner for Consumer Protection Gary Newcombe said the licensing system is in...
Consumer Protection
Media release
18 Feb 2013
A real estate salesman was fined $1,000 and ordered to pay costs of $748 by the Perth Magistrates Court for selling properties without a current certificate of registration. David Paul Gammal sold or leased at least nine properties while working for a city real estate agency between March and November 2011. His certificate of registration had expired in February 2010, but he had altered the date...
Consumer Protection
Media release
18 Feb 2013
A Welshpool car auction company and its Director have been fined a total of $3,000 for breaking laws related to the selling of vehicles on consignment. Gregsons Auctioneers & Valuers Pty Ltd and Director Jonathan Paul Gregson were also ordered by the Perth Magistrates Court to pay costs of $532 each on 15 February 2012. Consumer Protection told the Court that, in November 2010, the company...
Consumer Protection
Media release
18 Feb 2013
Breaking hearts and bank balances – organised criminals have defrauded West Australians out of at least $4.5million after starting relationships with victims online, according to figures compiled over the last six months Relationship fraud losses totalling about $568,000 were reported to Consumer Protection’s WA ScamNet between August 2012 and January 2013. However, this proved to be the tip of...
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 Feb 2013
A tree lopping and garden maintenance business, which used bullying tactics against consumers, has been fined by the Perth Magistrates Court after being prosecuted by Consumer Protection. Tracey Gordon is the registered owner and Sean Robert Weinthal is an employee of Manageable Tree Services in Wanneroo, and were previously involved with Metropolitan Tree Services (deregistered) that was named...
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 Feb 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 14 February 2013, most BP sites are hiking their ULP price tomorrow by 15 cents per litre (cpl) up to 155.9 cpl. Most Caltex and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price by 17 cpl up to 157.9 cpl, most Caltex Woolworths sites by 16 cpl up to 156.9 cpl and most Gull and Peak sites up to...
Consumer Protection
Media release
13 Feb 2013
A Canning Vale vehicle repairer has been fined $10,000 and ordered to pay costs of $962 for operating without a licence. K J & C Thompson Pty Ltd, trading as Autospark Canning Vale in Bannister Road, was convicted by the Armadale Magistrates Court on 8 February 2013. The Court was told that the business first submitted an application for a motor vehicle repairer licence in June 2009 and was...
Consumer Protection
Media release
11 Feb 2013
A Henderson engineering company has been fined $10,000 for allowing workers to do high risk work when they did not hold a licence for that class of work. KEP Management Services Pty Ltd – trading as Phillips Engineering – pleaded guilty to two charges of allowing unlicensed dogging work and was fined in the Fremantle Magistrates Court this week. One of the workers at the company’s main workshop...
WorkSafe
Media release
08 Feb 2013

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