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This code of practice applies to all workplaces in Western Australia covered by either the OSH Act or the MSI Act and provides: general guidance for employers, people in control of workplaces, designers, manufacturers, suppliers and workers on the identification and control of safety and health hazards and risks associated with Legionnaires’ disease; and information on key legislative requirements in the OSH Act, the OSH Regulations, the MSI Act and the MSI Regulations as they relate to Legionnaires’ disease.
WorkSafe
Code of practice
21 May 2014
This code of practice applies to all workplaces in Western Australia covered by the Occupational Safety and Health Act and is intended to assist those involved in designing buildings or other structures to meet the requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 and the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996. In particular, this code of practice aims to: explain the legal obligations applicable to a person who is in control of, or who may have influence over, the design of a building or structure; and provide guidelines for ways in which these obligations can be met by providing practical guidance on ways of maximising the safety of the design.
WorkSafe
Code of practice
21 May 2014
This code of practice applies to all workplaces in Western Australia covered by either the OSH Act or the MSI Act and provides general guidance for employers, people in control of workplaces, designers, manufacturers, suppliers and workers on the identification and control of safety and health hazards and risks associated with Legionnaires’ disease; and information on key legislative requirements in the OSH Act, the OSH Regulations, the MSI Act and the MSI Regulations as they relate to Legionnaires’ disease.
WorkSafe
Code of practice
21 May 2014
This code of practice aims to provide practical guidance for public sector agencies to achieve compliance with the obligations of the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 and the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996. This code also promotes the role of occupational safety and health (OSH) management systems and the importance of chief executive officer leadership in improving OSH performance. It acknowledges that an effective OSH management system is a critical component of an agency’s overall risk management program.
WorkSafe
Code of practice
21 May 2014
This code of practice applies to all workplaces in Western Australia covered by the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 and provides guidance on occupational safety and health management in call centres. The practical guidance in this code of practice should be considered in conjunction with the general duties in the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984.
WorkSafe
Code of practice
21 May 2014
This code of practice applies to all workplaces in Western Australia covered by the Occupational Safety and Health Act. It provides: general guidance for employers and workers on the identification, assessment and control of safety and health hazards and risks associated with manual tasks in which forces exerted, loads handled, repetitive movement, awkward postures, sustained postures and equipment and tools that expose workers to vibration are of concern; and information on key legislative requirements in the OSH act and the OSH regulations, as they relate to hazardous manual tasks.
WorkSafe
Code of practice
21 May 2014
This code of practice provides general guidance for all commercial fishing industry vessels in WA on the management of occupational safety and health issues relevant to the prevention of and response to man overboard incidents. While there are systems of work considerations in relation to eliminating and reducing the risks, this code's focus is on general safety and health issues relevant to man overboard events. Users of this code will need to look at their operation and its level of risk in relation to man overboard, as this code does not deal with every situation that may be found on commercial fishing vessels. Capability, operations, situations, equipment, machinery and tasks vary and hazards and risks not referred to in this code may arise requiring controls other than those recommended in this code.
WorkSafe
Code of practice
21 May 2014
These codes of practice provide guidance on complying with some legislative requirements in the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 that apply in all workplaces covered by the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 and relate to the provision of first aid facilities and services; the provision of workplace amenities and facilities; and the selection and use of personal protective equipment.
WorkSafe
Code of practice
21 May 2014
The Ferry and Charter Boat Industry Code of Practice (the Code), provides practical guidance on the safe operation of commercial vessels operating in the ferry and charter boat industry in Western Australia. It is designed to assist those working in the industry to identify, assess and control risks to themselves, colleagues and passengers.
WorkSafe
Code of practice
21 May 2014
This code applies to all workplaces in Western Australia covered by the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 and provides practical guidance for commercial vehicle drivers, and for those who are responsible for the operation of commercial vehicles in workplaces, on carrying out their duties under the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 and meeting the requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996.
WorkSafe
Code of practice
21 May 2014

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Announcements

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
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 1 November 2012, most Caltex and Coles Express sites are hiking their ULP price tomorrow by 9 cents per litre (cpl) up to 147.9 cpl. Most Caltex Woolworths sites are hiking their ULP price by 8 cpl up to 146.9 cpl. Most BP, Gull and Peak sites are also hiking their price tomorrow, up to 145.9...
Consumer Protection
Media release
31 Oct 2012
Almost 30,000 scam letters bound for WA homes have been intercepted by Consumer Protection. The seized mail promoting about 30 different scams will be destroyed and can be divided into four categories: Prize/Lottery notifications which claim that the addressee is eligible for a large prize and has either been selected randomly or has been personally selected by the writer of the letter. These...
Consumer Protection
Media release
29 Oct 2012
WorkSafe has issued a reminder to all workplaces to keep safety a high priority in the lead-up to the festive season. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said today that last November had been a particularly bad month in terms of work-related deaths. "Five Western Australians died over a period of less than three weeks in work-related incidents during November last year," Mr McCulloch said. "...
WorkSafe
Media release
26 Oct 2012
WorkSafe has issued a reassurance that the investigation into the death of pearl diver Jarrod Hampton in April this year is progressing. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said today that, given the high level of public interest in the case, it was timely to reassure the Hampton family and the community that the investigation was continuing. "Much of the preliminary investigation has been...
WorkSafe
Media release
24 Oct 2012
New laws promoting fairness in the retirement living arrangements of Western Australian seniors have passed State Parliament .
Consumer Protection
Media release
25 Oct 2012
Passengers booked on Skippers Aviation flights between Perth and Carnarvon have been affected by the closure of the Travelworld travel agency in Carnarvon which has gone into administration. Consumer Protection believes between 180 and 340 airline bookings through the agency may be affected and passengers are advised that they should apply to the Travel Compensation Fund (TCF) for compensation...
Consumer Protection
Media release
22 Oct 2012
The five winners of the prestigious 2012 Work Safety Awards Western Australia were announced this morning. Veolia Transport Perth Pty Ltd, Fremantle Ports, Sinclair Knight Merz and Balfour Beatty UGL, Daniel Smith and Mike Hayward are the winners of the award categories and will now be entered into the national Safe Work Australia Awards. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said today the five...
WorkSafe
Media release
19 Oct 2012

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