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There are regulations relating to forklifts and loading docks. This page sets out what the regulations mean. Loading docks Many hazardous situations can arise when a forklift truck is being used. Hazards in relation to the condition of the forklift or in respect to the surface upon which the...
Forklifts
All home sellers and landlords must ensure that residual current devices (RCDs) are installed in accordance with the Electricity Regulations to protect all power and lighting circuits. RCDs save lives RCDs cut the electricity supply instantly if a person touches a live part and receives a shock. By...
Residual current devices (RCDs)
A code of practice is a document prepared to provide practical guidance on how to comply with a general duty or specific duties under Western Australian occupational safety and health laws. A code of practice may include explanatory information, recommendations for best practice, or references to...
Codes and guidance material
This page contains frequently asked questions on diseases and health. How can I prevent getting infectious diseases at work? Conscientious use of standard precautions will minimise the risk of workers acquiring infections and transferring infections between persons. Some infections may pose an...
Diseases and health
The Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 (the OSH regulations) set minimum requirements for specific hazards, work and administrative practices in relation to work safety and health.
Legislation, codes and guidance materials
It is important that you are fully prepared for an emergency evacuation.
Evacuation
Safety and health in Western Australian workplaces is regulated by the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 and the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 supported by codes of practice and guidance notes.
Legislation, codes and guidance materials
Australian health and safety authorities NT WorkSafe Safe Work Australia Safe Work SA WorkCover NSW Workplace Health and Safety Queensland WorkSafe ACT WorkSafe Tasmania Victorian WorkCover Authority Comcare (Commonwealth jurisdictions) International safety and health authorities Canadian Centre...
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Moulds (also called molds, fungi or mildew) are organisms that belong to the fungi kingdom and are neither plants nor animals. They are commonly found both indoors and outdoors. Moulds are an important part of the ecosystem, as they break down and recycle organic matter such as dead leaves. Moulds...
Diseases and health
Many people work in an office environment. The air quality in these environments (referred to as 'Indoor Air Quality') must be maintained so as to prevent health or comfort problems. Poor indoor air quality may decrease productivity (Wyon, 2004). This article discusses the identification,...
Environmental factors

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Certain carcinogenic substances are specifically controlled under OSH Regulations 5.28-5.42 and Schedules 5.4-5.6. These regulations include requirements for use of the carcinogens to be approved by...
WorkSafe
Information
29 Jun 2015
World Day for Safety and Health at Work and Workers' Memorial Day is Thursday 28 April 2016. Download and display these posters in your workplace to help prevent future incidents and remember those...
WorkSafe
Poster
22 Apr 2016
The principles applied to maintaining the safety and health of all people associated and affected by our department.
Corporate
Policies
01 Jul 2016
This fact sheet looks at some common myths and facts about asbestos. MYTH: Crayons contain asbestos. This is true for identified brands of crayons but the risk is very low. The risk in these...
WorkSafe
Information
14 Sep 2015
WorkSafe is currently conducting an inspection campaign in the scrap metal industry with a view to increase awareness of safety issues faced by your industry and to highlight the importance of...
WorkSafe
Checklist
13 Mar 2015
In recent years, a significant number of fatalities and serious injuries in the metal fabrication industries have been caused by poor slinging practices when using overhead travelling cranes to move...
WorkSafe
Information
02 Feb 2015
In two separate recent incidents, workers in the scrap metal industry have received fatal injuries after being struck by falling loads. Both incidents involved using oxy-cutters to cut large pieces...
WorkSafe
Alert
14 Jul 2016
There have recently been fatal and serious incidents in Western Australia in which a driver has reached into a vehicle from the outside to start the engine. The purpose of this alert is to raise...
WorkSafe
Alert
22 Mar 2016
The WA version of the Model Work Health and Safety Bill has been tabled in Parliament as a Green Bill for public consultation. On 12 November 2014 Ian Munns, Director of Policy and Education at...
WorkSafe
Information
26 Nov 2014
Use this easy-to-follow checklist to rate potential hazards and risks on your agricultural property and to help you control and prevent the risk of serious injury or disease.
WorkSafe
Checklist
18 Jan 2017

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