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Two chefs received flash burns to their upper bodies when an aerosol can of cooking oil exploded in a busy café . As a result of the explosion, a large window at the front of the café blew outwards...
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
Workers were exposed to asbestos-containing material when an employee used a battery-operated drill to attach a loose post to a wall containing asbestos material. The employee drilled a series of...
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
Items of plant were recently imported into Western Australia and found to contain bonded asbestos gaskets. The plant was imported from New Zealand and Thailand for installation at a major industrial...
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
A worker received third degree burns to 13 percent of his body when using a new drain cleaning product containing 98 per cent sulfuric acid. In an attempt to unblock a public toilet drain, workers...
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
A workbook to assist people in the agricultural sector to address hazards at the workplace.
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
21 May 2014
A retired farmer was fatally injured when he was struck and crushed by hay bales falling from a truck being unloaded by a telescopic handler ( telehandler ). The retired farmer drove the truck into a...
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
The purpose of this Alert is to provide information to all employers and employees involved in the unloading of multi trailer tip trucks.
WorkSafe
Alert
20 Apr 2016
The purpose of this Alert is to advise and promote industry awareness regarding compliance to the operating standards that apply to commercial vehicle operations on public roads in WA.
WorkSafe
Alert
20 Apr 2016
The purpose of this Alert is to inform welding machine operators of the potential for electrodes to contain beryllium, a very toxic metal.
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
The purpose of this Alert is to make builders and concrete pump operators aware of the need to manage risks if they operate or contract the operation of a concrete pump on a construction site...
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017

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Announcements

Consumer Protection is issuing a warning to pet buyers after a recent increase in reports of sick puppies; often infected with the potentially fatal parvovirus. Since the start of 2013 there have been 35 enquiries and 12 complaints. Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll says problems with pet purchases can be tricky. “Buying a pet is exciting but unlike other purchases it’s a living...
Consumer Protection
Media release
18 Sep 2013
Consumer Protection has reminded private landlords in WA that they must lodge new security bonds with the Bond Administrator to comply with changes to tenancy laws which came into effect in July this year. There is a transition period for existing bonds, which will need to be transferred to the Bond Administrator by 31 December 2014. The reminder comes after the Perth Magistrates Court fined a...
Consumer Protection
Media release
16 Sep 2013
A recent spate of serious incidents has prompted WorkSafe and Energy Safety to remind and warn people about the risks and consequences of working near overhead powerlines. This week, a crane operator at a building site in White Gum Valley swung his jib into an overhead 132kV powerline. The crane operator remained safe in the cab however WorkSafe and Energy Safety are investigating the incident...
EnergySafety
Media release
13 Sep 2013
A recent spate of serious incidents has prompted WorkSafe and Energy Safety to remind and warn people about the risks and consequences of working near overhead powerlines. This week, a crane operator at a building site in White Gum Valley swung his jib into an overhead 132kV powerline. The crane operator remained safe in the cab however WorkSafe and Energy Safety are investigating the incident...
WorkSafe
Media release
13 Sep 2013
Consumer Protection will discontinue legal action against a rogue fencing contractor due to him having been declared bankrupt. United Fencing (WA) Pty Ltd, a registered company of sole director James Lee Battah of Harvey, has been the subject of legal action by the Department after consumers in the Bunbury and Mandurah areas reported paying large deposits for fencing work that was never carried...
Consumer Protection
Media release
12 Sep 2013
Consumer Protection has launched a series of animatic videos on consumer rights in seven languages at www.commerce.wa.gov.au/myrights Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll said the My Consumer Rights animatic videos were needed because consumers from culturally and linguistically diverse communities, especially new and emerging language groups, often lacked understanding about their...
Consumer Protection
Media release
12 Sep 2013
WorkSafe is investigating a work-related fatality at the BGC (Australia) Pty Ltd trading as BGC Cement worksite in Naval Base near Rockingham this afternoon. A 44-year-old man was believed to have died as a result of a fall. This is the second death at the Beard Street site within 11 months. Inspectors travelled to the site and are investigating the circumstances. No further details are available...
WorkSafe
Media release
11 Sep 2013
A Sydney-based property investment promoter has voluntarily agreed to forego promoting his rent-to-buy scheme to WA consumers, to clarify what Consumer Protection believes is misleading advertising and to clarify statements made on various websites. Richard “Rick” Keith Otton, together with his companies Rick Otton.com Pty Ltd and We Buy Houses Pty Ltd, entered into an enforceable undertaking...
Consumer Protection
Media release
10 Sep 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 12 September 2013, most Coles Express sites are hiking their ULP price by 14 cents per litre (cpl) up to 161.9 cpl. Most Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price up to 160.9 cpl, most Caltex and Gull sites up to 159.9 cpl and most Peak and BP sites are going up to 158.9 cpl...
Consumer Protection
Media release
11 Sep 2013
A company which promotes a weight loss product has agreed to clarify claims made in its advertising which Consumer Protection believes may have misled WA consumers and to offer a refund to those customers in WA who believe they have been misled. IGEA Life Sciences Pty Ltd, the promoter and supplier of Bodytrim, has signed a Court enforceable undertaking with Consumer Protection agreeing to place...
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 Sep 2013

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