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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
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 applies to all workplaces in Western Australia covered by the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 where excessive noise may exist. This code provides practical guidance for the management of noise which may be damaging to the hearing of people in workplaces. The approved code of practice Control of Noise in the Music Entertainment Industry provides additional information on controlling noise in that industry.
WorkSafe
Code of practice
21 May 2014
This code of practice applies to venues, where employees or the self-employed are present, where live (whether amplified or not) or recorded music is being played for entertainment purposes at levels which are likely to exceed the exposure standard for noise.
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
The Wageline leave calculation guides can help you work out an entitlement to annual leave, sick leave or long service leave.
Labour Relations
Fact sheet
17 Aug 2017
This code of practice addresses issues that might potentially arise in some working hours arrangements, for example extended hours, shift work and on call work. It brings together a range of recognised workplace hazard factors that must already be addressed, as far as practicable, where there are occupational safety and health risks. This code of practice is presented as a starting point for undertaking a workplace or industry risk management process to address relevant issues where the working hours arrangements may have occupational safety and health considerations. As individual workplaces and industries have different working hours arrangements, this code of practice provides high level general guidance and recommendations on risk management. It is suggested that the risk management approach is tailored specific to the unique demands of each workplace and/or industry
WorkSafe
Code of practice
21 May 2014

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A construction and services contracting company has been fined $65,000 (plus almost $8000 in costs) over an incident in which an assembled street light came too close to high-voltage power lines near a Shell service station. Thiess Services Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to two charges of failing to provide a safe workplace and was fined in the Perth Magistrates Court this week. In February 2009, Thiess...
WorkSafe
Media release
08 Feb 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 7 February 2013, BP sites are hiking their ULP price tomorrow by 18 cents per litre (cpl) up to 154.9 cpl. Most Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price by 17 cpl up to 153.9 cpl, most Coles Express sites by 16 cpl up to 152.9 cpl and most Gull and Peak sites by up to...
Consumer Protection
Media release
06 Feb 2013
WorkSafe is investigating the work-related death of a worker at a glass manufacturing premises in Osborne Park today. The man was believed to have been in an area where large containers of glass sheets were being moved when one fell over, striking him. Inspectors travelled to the site soon after and will interview witnesses and investigate the circumstances. WorkSafe thoroughly investigates...
WorkSafe
Media release
04 Feb 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 31 January 2013, most Caltex and Coles Express sites are hiking their ULP price by 16 cents per litre (cpl) up to 149.9 cpl. Most BP, Caltex Woolworths, Gull and Peak sites are hiking their ULP price to 148.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan average price for ULP will be 146.0 cpl, however there...
Consumer Protection
Media release
30 Jan 2013
Consumer Protection and the Building Commission have warned Perth homeowners not to deal with unregistered house painters operating in the metropolitan area. Consumers in the Ballajura area have reported being approached by door-to-door workmen offering to paint their roof or driveway for quotes in excess of $1,000. Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll says homeowners should refuse...
Building Commission
Media release
25 Jan 2013
Consumer Protection has welcomed the launch of an online application facility that will provide easier access for low income earners to get affordable loans. Speaking at the launch today, Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll said that being able to apply for these loans online is a great advantage to consumers who need it most. “Providing better accessibility through an online...
Consumer Protection
Media release
29 Jan 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 17 January 2013, most Caltex sites are increasing their ULP price tomorrow by 12 cents per litre (cpl) up to 148.9 cpl. Most Coles Express sites are raising their ULP price by 11 cpl up to 147.9 cpl, most Caltex Woolworths sites by 10 cpl up to 146.9 cpl, most BP sites by 9 cpl up to 145.9 cpl...
Consumer Protection
Media release
16 Jan 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 24 January 2013, most BP sites are increasing their ULP price by 15 cents per litre (cpl) up to 148.9 cpl. Most Caltex Woolworths, Coles Express, Gull and Peak sites are raising their ULP price to 146.9 cpl and most Caltex sites to 145.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan average price for ULP will be...
Consumer Protection
Media release
23 Jan 2013
An Eden Hill man has been convicted for a second time and fined a total of $10,000 for promoting and taking part in an illegal pyramid scheme. Graeme John Eddington, who operated under the business name Living Polarbear Style, was fined $5,000 each on two charges of participating in a pyramid scheme and attempting to induce another man to participate in the scheme. Mr Eddington was also ordered...
Consumer Protection
Media release
15 Jan 2013
The first serious cyclone threat of the season has prompted WorkSafe to issue a reminder to ensure contingency plans have been swung into action and that workers in all workplaces under threat are familiar with the plans. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said today it was crucial that everyone at sea and on land knew what to do when there was a cyclone in the area. "With Severe Tropical...
WorkSafe
Media release
10 Jan 2013

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