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Australian Standards and Australian/New Zealand Standards are developed by an independent organisation called Standards Australia. It prepares and publishes voluntary technical and commercial standards which are sometimes adopted by occupational safety and health regulations.
Codes and guidance material
In Western Australia, the occupational safety and health law requires that a high standard of safety must be provided at your workplace to prevent you from being injured or harmed, even if you will only be working at the place for a short time. Making workplaces safer relies upon the employer and...
Casual workers
Asthma is a condition of the lungs where the airways to the lung narrow and cause symptoms of coughing, shortness of breath, wheezing and chest tightness. The exact cause is unknown but it is often made worse or triggered by a number of factors in the person's environment. When asthma occurs as a...
Diseases and health
Dermatitis simply means inflammation of the skin. What is Contact Dermatitis? Contact Dermatitis is an inflammation that occurs when a substance comes into contact with skin. The skin is irritated. This may be in the form of either an allergy or more commonly an irritant reaction. How does the skin...
Diseases and health
An RCD can save lives. RCDs will prevent electrocution by cutting the power to a circuit in the event of earth leakage. Following are descriptions and images of devices including RCDs, circuit breakers, combination RCD and circuit breaker, portable RCDs, and powerpoint RCDs. RCDs [scald=512:...
Residual Current Devices (RCD)
The following information is about substances that meet the definition of 'hazardous substances' in the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996. There are also requirements for ensuring the safety with other chemicals at the workplace and these are outlined under Chemical control and Safety...
Hazardous substances
This page answers some of the most frequently asked questions relating to noise. How can noise affect your life? Hearing loss caused by noise is insidious and permanent. It can cause isolation at home and socially and decrease efficiency at work. High pitched sounds, such as consonants and women's...
Noise and vibration
This page contains frequently asked questions on noise and vibration.
Noise and vibration
Ototoxic chemicals are chemicals that result in hearing loss Introduction It is well documented that occupational noise exposure is a significant health hazard that leads to permanent noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) and we have the National Exposure Standard for Occupational Noise to deal with...
Noise and vibration

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Are you interested in information regarding workplace fatalities in Western Australia?
WorkSafe
Statistics
05 Jun 2014
Summary statistics covering Work Related Lost Time Injuries and Diseases in WA 2009-10 to 2011-12p (ANZSIC 2006 Edition).
WorkSafe
Statistics
11 Jul 2017
Key OSH summary statistics covering work-related injury and diseases in Western Australia.
WorkSafe
Statistics
05 Sep 2017
This document will assist with regulatory compliance by providing guidance on who can inspect and/or ‘test and tag’ such portable equipment and devices.
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
22 May 2014
This document was developed to assist in the investigation of slips, trip and falls in the workplace.
WorkSafe
Checklist
22 May 2014
WorkSafe has produced this document to increase awareness of safety issues in your industry and highlight the importance of appropriate systems of work and safety management systems.
WorkSafe
Checklist
15 Jan 2016
This checklist has been developed to highlight hazards and risks often associated with the motor vehicle body and trailer manufacturing industries.
WorkSafe
Checklist
22 May 2014
WorkSafe has produced this document to increase awareness of worker safety on or near public roads and highlight the importance of appropriate systems of work and safety management systems.
WorkSafe
Checklist
19 Jan 2017
WorkSafe has produced this document to increase awareness of safety issues in and around sporting facilities and highlight the importance of appropriate systems of work and safety management systems.
WorkSafe
Checklist
10 Jun 2014
There is the potential for scaffolders to fall from incomplete scaffolds during their erection and dismantling. Please use the checklists to ensure your workplace meets the Occupation Safety and...
WorkSafe
Checklist
20 May 2014

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