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The Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 sets out particular ‘duties’ for designers, manufacturers, importers, suppliers, installers and users of plant. Plant includes any machinery, equipment,...
WorkSafe
Guidance note
20 May 2014
This guidance note has been issued by the Commission for Occupational Safety and Health and provides guidance to people at work and in control of workplaces for developing safe isolation procedures...
WorkSafe
Guidance note
20 May 2014
This document provides a detailed discussion of the ‘general duty of care’ provisions in the Western Australian Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 .
WorkSafe
Guidance note
03 Jun 2014
This guidance note provides advice and information on the correct use of flashback arresters to minimise the risk of injury to workers and damage to equipment if flashback occurs.
WorkSafe
Guidance note
20 May 2014
This guidance note provides explanatory information to employers and employees about their rights and responsibilities on the election and function of safety and health representatives, establishment...
WorkSafe
Guidance note
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 for employers and workers on the management of...
WorkSafe
Guidance note
20 May 2014
This guidance note is to help workers identify and deal with bullying in the workplace. Bullying can adversely affect the safety and health of employees, it is unlawful under the Occupational Safety...
WorkSafe
Guidance note
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 for employers and workers on the management of...
WorkSafe
Guidance note
20 May 2014
This guidance note applies to all workplaces in Western Australia covered by the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) and provides guidance for employers and workers on the controlling wood...
WorkSafe
Guidance note
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 for employers and workers on the management of...
WorkSafe
Guidance note
20 May 2014

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Three WA businesses have lost a total of $20,000 from a fake invoice sting, prompting an urgent warning from Consumer Protection. The businesses have reported that invoices to their clients have been intercepted and bank accounts changed, with the funds being directed into accounts set up by fraudsters. The fake invoices were sent from bogus email addresses closely resembling the legitimate...
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 May 2013
Almost one million dollars in investment fraud losses were reported to WA ScamNet in the last month – a higher amount than was reported for the whole of last year ($198,600). According to Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll, ‘Project Sunbird’ is responsible for identifying record levels of investment fraud loss – increasing from a monthly average of about $16,500 reported...
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 May 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 9 May 2013, most Caltex Woolworths and BP sites in Perth are hiking their ULP price by 13 cents per litre (cpl) up to 143.9 cpl. Most Caltex and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price by 12 cpl up to 142.9 cpl. Most Gull and Peak sites are also hiking their price tomorrow, up to 141...
Consumer Protection
Media release
08 May 2013
Two WA companies have been highly commended for their achievements in work safety and health at the 8th annual Safe Work Australia Awards held last week at Old Parliament House, Canberra. Nominations have now been called for the 2013 Awards for WA. Veolia Transport Pty Ltd was recognised for its workplace safety and health management systems, while Sinclair Knight Merz with Balfour Beatty UGL was...
WorkSafe
Media release
07 May 2013
WorkSafe has expressed disappointment at the number of deaths in the agriculture sector after another work-related death on a farm yesterday. WorkSafe is investigating the work-related death of a 65-year-old truck driver at a potato farm at Eastbrook near Pemberton yesterday afternoon. The man was believed to have been run over by a truck when he attempted to gain access to it as it rolled down...
WorkSafe
Media release
08 May 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 2 May 2013, most Caltex sites are hiking their ULP price tomorrow by 17 cents per litre (cpl) up to 143.9 cpl. Most Caltex Woolworths, Coles Express and BP sites are increasing their ULP price by 15 cpl up to 142.9 cpl and most Gull and Peak sites up to 141.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan average...
Consumer Protection
Media release
01 May 2013
WorkSafe is investigating the work-related death of a road worker at a site in Bunbury this morning. The man was believed to have been working on the road at the site when he was struck by a grader. Inspectors from WorkSafe’s Bunbury office attended the site on the corner of Robertson Drive and Somerville Drive, and will interview witnesses and investigate the circumstances. WorkSafe thoroughly...
WorkSafe
Media release
30 Apr 2013
WorkSafe has successfully appealed a reduction in penalties against a Malaga hoist and crane company and two of its Directors. D & G Hoists & Cranes Pty Ltd was fined $90,000 and Directors David Patrick Majella Keating and Luigi Vincenzo Decesare fined $45,000 each in March 2011 over the 2007 death of 22-year-old rigger Luke Aaron Murrie. The two Directors appealed the penalty against the...
WorkSafe
Media release
23 Apr 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 25 April 2013, most BP sites are hiking their ULP price by 15 cents per litre (cpl) up to 142.9 cpl. Most Caltex Woolworths, Gull and Peak sites are increasing their ULP price up to 141.9 cpl, most Caltex sites by 11 cpl up to 140.9 cpl and most Coles Express sites by 10 cpl up to 139.9 cpl...
Consumer Protection
Media release
24 Apr 2013
Peel home owners beware that a gang of travelling conmen who have been carrying out dodgy bitumen and roof painting work across Perth are now reportedly operating in the Mandurah area. Consumer Protection and the Building Commission have warned consumers not to deal with these itinerant conmen who are breaking door to door trading laws and performing roof painting and restoration work without...
Consumer Protection
Media release
19 Apr 2013

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