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This guidance note has been issued by the Western Australian Commission for Occupational Safety and Health to assist persons achieve compliance with the general duty provisions of the Occupational...
WorkSafe
Guidance note
20 May 2014
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

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Announcements

A ‘help me’ scam victim in WA has been refunded $5,000 by Western Union after questions were raised by Consumer Protection as to whether identity checks were carried out and the recipient was contacted as requested by the victim. The scam occurred in October last year when the victim received a fake email purportedly from one of her clients, who had his email account hacked by fraudsters. The...
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 May 2013
WorkSafe has issued a warning to check workers’ High Risk Work Licences after fake licences issued in New South Wales turned up in WA. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said today it was important that High Risk Work Licences were only issued to workers who had been appropriately trained. “In agreeing to adopt the national licensing standard back in 2007, the important role high-quality...
WorkSafe
Media release
14 May 2013
The growing problem of scams in the community makes it essential for consumers to be armed with relevant information to help prevent them from becoming a victim. Anti-fraud awareness will be the hot topic when Consumer Protection holds a public seminar as part of the 2013 Law Week Community Events Programme. The talk will focus on the issue of scams in our community and what you can do to protect...
Consumer Protection
Media release
10 May 2013
New laws designed to make renting fairer for Western Australian tenants, while also protecting the interests of property owners, will come into force on July 1 .
Consumer Protection
Media release
10 May 2013
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

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