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Chemicals, just like any other hazard, need to be managed. The information on this page will assist you in achieving this. What should I do to manage chemical hazards? Employers and self employed people have a legal responsibility to obtain adequate information about hazardous substances used in...
Hazardous substances
It is mandatory for employers to release employees who are members of the Reserve to undertake defence service, including defence service training. It is an offence under the federal Defence Reserve Service (Protection) Act for an employer to dismiss or otherwise disadvantage an employee for...
Defence reserve service
Employers are required to continue to pay employees their normal wages or salary when they are summonsed to attend court as a juror or witness. There are significant penalties that apply if an employer refuses to pay or acts in a detrimental way to an employee undertaking jury duty. Employers can...
Jury service
The information on this page applies only to employers and employees in the WA state industrial relations system. The state system covers businesses which operate as sole traders, unincorporated partnerships, unincorporated trust arrangements as well as any incorporated associations or not for...
Sick and carer's leave
Employees should be trained to follow the safety procedures that are in place to reduce the risk of aggression in the workplace. There should be prior consultation with all relevant parties regarding the training delivered. This information should also be included in induction training for new...
Aggression
Risk management of aggression in the workplace involves a systematic and planned approach that covers the associated risks to employee safety. A risk assessment involves identifying the sources of risk, risk factors and the consequences if a worker is exposed to a hazard. Hazard identification...
Aggression
This page contains frequently asked questions on aggression in the workplace. Is aggression in the workplace a work issue or a police issue? The Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 contains general duties and responsibilities placed upon people to ensure their own safety at work, and that of...
Aggression
Duty holders and legislation that relate to aggression in the workplace The Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 and regulations place certain duties on employers, employees, self-employed people, manufacturers, designers, importers and suppliers and must be complied with. Duties include: Not...
Aggression
The information on this page applies only to employers and employees in the WA state industrial relations system. The state system covers businesses which operate as sole traders, unincorporated partnerships, unincorporated trust arrangements as well as any incorporated associations or not for...
Payroll essentials
The information on this page applies only to employers and employees in the WA state industrial relations system. The state system covers businesses which operate as sole traders, unincorporated partnerships, unincorporated trust arrangements as well as any incorporated associations or not for...
Payroll essentials

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This fact sheet demonstrates how employers can apply this risk management approach to any work environment with the goal of eliminating or minimising potential causes of work related stress as far as reasonably practicable.
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
12 Jun 2014
This fact sheet contains information on preventing and managing psychological health for small businesses in relation to their duty of care under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 198 4.
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
21 May 2014
The WorkSafe Plan is for organisations with workplaces under the jurisdiction of Western Australian safety and health legislation. The WorkSafe Plan may be used as a management tool for organisations outside the jurisdiction of WorkSafe, but those organisations are not eligible for Certificates of Achievement issued by the Department of Commerce, WorkSafe Division. This guide is for use by assessors and others who are familiar with how to conduct a workplace assessment and apply the WorkSafe Plan rating method.
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
21 May 2014
An unloaded steel wire rope sling dislodged from the ramshorn hook on the main block of a 150 tonne crawler crane, falling approximately 30m and striking an employee, causing fatal injuries. While...
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
A mechanical fitter was seriously injured while removing the rear wheel assembly from a Chamberlain Champion R1250 back-steer loader with an air operated impact wrench. Unbeknown to the fitter, the...
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
A construction worker fell approximately three metres off a balcony at a construction site, sustaining a fractured wrist. Two steel props had been installed to act as edge protection to the balcony...
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
A self-employed roof plumber died after falling off the roof of a multi-storey apartment building. He had been at the site to repair a leak in the roof. At the time of the incident, he was not using...
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
A 32-year-old roof carpenter working in Baldivis was hospitalised during June when he was struck in the eye. The roof carpenter was using a nail gun to fix holding down straps to the battens on a...
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
During recent workplace inspections, WorkSafe Inspectors have discovered several wool presses which have been inadequately guarded. The majority of wool presses inspected have had an emergency stop...
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
In May 2009, an employee at a service station was injured when she attempted to pump air into tyres of a ‘divided wheel’ (split rim) on a hand trolley using the standard air hose. The employee had...
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017

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An East Perth real estate agency and property management company has been fined $10,400 for taking too long to lodge security bonds with the Bond Administrator. Wentworth Mutual Investment Management Pty Ltd, trading as Century 21 Wentworth Real Estate, was also ordered to pay costs of $643 by the Perth Magistrates Court on 8 November 2013. Lawyers for Consumer Protection told the court that the...
Consumer Protection
Media release
11 Nov 2013
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 WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch 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
12 Nov 2013
A Perth newsagency owner has been fined $1,000 for selling a sky lantern, in the first conviction of its kind in WA under the Australian Consumer Law. Sky lanterns have been banned from sale across Australia since 2011 due to the fire risk they pose, especially in areas with bush land. In October 2012 a product safety officer from Consumer Protection found one of the sky lanterns on sale at Wing...
Consumer Protection
Media release
08 Nov 2013
Boosting investment in new technologies and innovative industries is the main aim of a review into limited partnership laws in WA. Limited partnerships, where there is at least one general partner in a business with unlimited liability and at least one partner with limited liability, are the common vehicles used to raise investment funds for high-risk ventures. Proposed changes to the laws have...
Consumer Protection
Media release
07 Nov 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 7 November 2013, most BP sites are hiking their ULP price by 14 cents per litre (cpl) up to 151.9 cpl. Most Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price up to 150.9 cpl, most Coles Express and Gull sites up to 149.9 cpl and most Peak sites up to 148.9 cpl. Tomorrow's...
Consumer Protection
Media release
06 Nov 2013
A Wundowie consumer has reported a home entertainment system he had bought from back of van conmen began to catch fire in his home, sparking a warning from Consumer Protection. The incident comes amid a growing number of reports suggesting a sharp increase in travelling conmen activity in Perth in recent months. The Wundowie man had bought the television projection and surround sound system from...
Consumer Protection
Media release
07 Nov 2013
November is Australia’s first national Asbestos Awareness Month, and WorkSafe has added its voice to reminders about the hazards of asbestos. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said today that WA had a particular interest in reminding workers and the community about the dangers of asbestos. “Unfortunately we have the sad legacy of Wittenoom to remind us of the potential hazards of asbestos,...
WorkSafe
Media release
04 Nov 2013
Scammers operating on dating and social network websites are using a new tactic to con money from their victims by asking for an identity and criminal record check through a bogus website. Using fake profiles on dating and social media websites, the scammers make contact with their victims and establish an online relationship. The criminals then suggest a face-to-face meeting, but tell their...
Consumer Protection
Media release
01 Nov 2013
A Canning Vale motor vehicle repair company and its Director have been fined a total of $33,000 by the Armadale Magistrates Court for posting fake online testimonials. The company, Franjapara Pty Ltd trading as Automotive, Mechanical and Electrical, was fined $25,000 and its Director Anthony Parasiliti was fined $8,000 today after pleading guilty to making false or misleading representations in...
Consumer Protection
Media release
01 Nov 2013
Building Commissioner Peter Gow says a new transitional arrangement with current providers of home indemnity insurance in Western Australia will mean that it is business as usual. The transitional arrangement gives the Government time to consider and consult on recommendations in the Economic Regulation Authority’s inquiry into Western Australia’s home indemnity insurance arrangements, which was...
Building Commission
Media release
29 Oct 2013

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