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This guidance note applies to all workplaces in Western Australia covered by the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 (OSH Act) and provides guidance on occupational safety and health management...
WorkSafe
Guidance note
31 Mar 2016
The purpose of this code of practice is to provide advice on the preparation of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) where required by legislation. The aim is to provide consistent health and safety advice to persons who could be exposed to hazardous substances and Dangerous Goods.
WorkSafe
Code of practice
21 May 2014
This guidance note has been developed to provide laboratories and analysts with a consistent methodology for the sampling and analysis of airborne asbestos fibres in workplaces.
WorkSafe
Guidance note
20 May 2014
This guidance note provides detailed practical guidance to persons performing health risk assessments.
WorkSafe
Guidance note
20 May 2014
The purpose of this national code of practice is to provide practical guidance in the identification of health hazards, evaluation of risks and control of exposure associated with the manufacture of vinyl chloride and its subsequent polymerisation to polyvinyl chloride (PVC). Note that vinyl chloride is often referred to as vinyl chloride monomer (VCM).
WorkSafe
Code of practice
21 May 2014
The purpose of this National Code of Practice for the Safe Use of Synthetic Mineral Fibres is to provide a safe and healthy workplace by outlining safe work practices and general responsibilities when handling synthetic mineral fibres (SMF).
WorkSafe
Code of practice
21 May 2014
This national code of practice provides a basis for the reduction or elimination of risks arising out of the use and handling of ethylene oxide in sterilisation/fumigation processes in hospitals, museums, libraries and industry.
WorkSafe
Code of practice
21 May 2014
This national code of practice has been developed to assist persons with control of premises and/or plant to control the risks of asbestos-containing materials (ACM) in workplaces. It sets out the steps to be taken to eliminate or otherwise minimise the risks of exposure to airborne asbestos fibres, including the identification of ACM, risk assessments and the implementation of control measures. The objective of these measures is to prevent workplace exposure to airborne asbestos fibres and thereby reduce the incidence of asbestos-related diseases such as mesothelioma, asbestosis and lung cancer.
WorkSafe
Code of practice
21 May 2014
The purpose of this code of practice is to provide advice for the safe removal of asbestos and asbestos-containing materials (ACM) from buildings and structures, plant and equipment, and vehicles.
WorkSafe
Code of practice
21 May 2014
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

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The State Government would like feedback on plans to amend the laws governing Western Australian co-operatives, to make legislation consistent with the proposed national scheme .
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 Nov 2012
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 8 November 2012, most Caltex and Coles Express sites are hiking their ULP price tomorrow by 12 cents per litre (cpl) up to 145.9 cpl. Most BP and Caltex Woolworths sites are hiking their ULP price by 11 cpl up to 144.9 cpl. Most Gull and Peak sites are also hiking their price tomorrow, up to 142...
Consumer Protection
Media release
07 Nov 2012
Consumer Protection has issued advice to passengers booked on the cruise ship Athena that the cruise program scheduled for Australia this summer has been cancelled. The cancellation was announced today by the administrators of Sydney-based company, Classic International Cruises Pty Ltd (CIC Australia), which went into voluntary administration last week. The administrator Lawler Partners has been...
Consumer Protection
Media release
07 Nov 2012
A real estate agency has been fined $500 by the Perth Magistrates Court for the late lodgement of a tenant’s bond money. Drie Pty Ltd, trading as Armadale Real Estate, was also ordered to pay court costs of $253 on 31 October 2012. Consumer Protection told the court that the agency had lodged a tenant’s security bond with the Bond Administrator 56 days after receipt. This is in breach of the...
Consumer Protection
Media release
05 Nov 2012
A Palmyra company has been fined $10,000 over an incident that resulted in the amputation of part of an employee's finger. D'Orsogna Limited pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe work environment, and was fined in the Fremantle Magistrates Court last Wednesday. In February 2010, a labourer at D'Orsogna was operating a mincing machine that had a hopper at the top into which meat...
WorkSafe
Media release
06 Nov 2012
A motor vehicle repairer who operated without a licence and misled customers about his licence status has been fined $5,500 by the Perth Magistrates Court. Raymond John Goodall, the proprietor of The Force in Smash Repairs businesses located in Morley and Bayswater, was also ordered to pay $2,000 in Court costs on 31 October 2012. Consumer Protection told the court that the vehicle repairer had...
Consumer Protection
Media release
01 Nov 2012
A real estate sales representative, formerly of Beldon, has been banned for life from holding a certificate of registration following a drug conviction. Samuel Marc Barnes Siddall, was convicted in August 2011 of possessing methyl amphetamine with the intent to sell or supply and is currently serving a two year jail sentence. Consumer Protection took disciplinary action against Mr Siddall and the...
Consumer Protection
Media release
02 Nov 2012
A company operating from Bibra Lake has been fined $40,000 (plus $12,000 costs) over an incident in which an employee had two fingers amputated. Harvest Freshcuts Pty Ltd was found guilty of failing to provide and maintain a safe workplace and, by that failure, causing the employee serious harm, and was fined in the Perth Magistrates Court last week. The company operated a business that produced...
WorkSafe
Media release
01 Nov 2012
WorkSafe is investigating the overnight death of a 45-year-old Department of Conservation and Environment (DEC) employee. The woman was fighting a fire at Black Cat Creek near Albany on October 12 and sustained serious burns when a wind change pushed the fire towards her vehicle. A WorkSafe investigation began soon after the fire, and inspectors continue to investigate the circumstances of the...
WorkSafe
Media release
01 Nov 2012
Consumer Protection is advising passengers booked on the cruise ship Athena that their travel plans may be in doubt. Sydney-based company, Classic International Cruises Pty Ltd (CIC Australia), which booked the ship for a series of Australian cruises over a four month period, has gone into voluntary administration. The Athena cruise ship was due to depart Marseilles in France on 12 November 2012...
Consumer Protection
Media release
31 Oct 2012

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