Safety and health representative

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The functions of a safety and health representative are: To regularly inspect the workplace areas you were elected to represent at agreed times and frequency. To immediately investigate the scene and details of any accident, dangerous incident or risk of serious injury or harm to any person. To...
Responsibilities and functions
Safety and health representatives are elected by co-workers to represent them in consultation about safety and health matters with the employer. Safety and health representatives are important because it makes sense for employers and employees to talk to each other about safety at work. The...
Electing a safety and health representative
All electricity accidents or incidents that occur in Western Australia should be reported. Electrical shocks, accidents and fatalities The Electricity (Licensing) Regulations 1991 require that all electric shocks and accidents (including electrical fatalities), irrespective of their seriousness,...
Reporting an electrical accident
Safety and health representative training can only be undertaken with an approved training provider. Courses are accredited by the Commission for Occupational Safety and Health in accordance with the Western Australian Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 . The following safety representative...
Training
Make a positive difference. Be a WorkSafe inspector All inspector vacancies are advertised in The West Australian newspaper and on the Government of Western Australia's Job Board (use the Web Search No, Position Number or Keywords box to search for WorkSafe inspector). Job packages giving...
About WorkSafe
A provisional improvement notice (PIN) is a notice issued by an elected safety and health representative about a safety and health issue in the workplace. Only elected safety and health representatives who have completed the training required to become a qualified safety and health representative...
Responsibilities and functions
This information has been developed and compiled to assist employers, employees and OSH professionals in preventing and managing work-related stress. This information discusses stress caused by factors in the work environment. While factors outside the workplace can contribute to a person's overall...
Stress
This information discusses stress caused by factors in the work environment. While factors outside the workplace can contribute to a person's overall stress response, this information focuses mainly on stress that has occurred as a result of factors within the workplace. Stress can affect everyone...
Stress
This page contains frequently asked questions on woodworking machinery guarding When can the riving knife and top guard be removed on a table saw? The top guard and riving knife can only be removed when performing rebating, grooving or trenching. These tasks generally afford the operator with some...
Guarding
Laser technology is increasingly being used in workplaces. Lasers can be hazardous if appropriate controls and safe systems of work are not used. Scope of the problem Laser beams may cause damage to eyes or skin. The risk of eye injury from laser light and heat is particularly of concern as eyes...
Plant and machinery

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This occupational safety and health (OSH) newsletter has been developed to provide information and assistance to employers, self-employed persons, persons having control of workplaces and employees...
WorkSafe
Checklist
29 Jun 2016
Recently a worker at an aquatic centre was exposed to chlorine gas when he attempted to refill an unlabelled 100 litre chemical storage and dosing drum in a plant room at the facility.
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
This occupational safety and health (OSH) newsletter has been developed to provide information and assistance to employers, self-employed persons, persons having control of workplaces and employees...
WorkSafe
Checklist
22 Jul 2016
A local government organisation held a waste collection day in early 2016, for residents to drop off items such as white goods, E-waste, vehicle batteries, engine oil, tyres and paint. Four workers...
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
The Department of Commerce – WorkSafe Division has released a Discussion Paper on recommendations to amend the model Work Health and Safety Regulations (the WHS regulations) for the Western...
WorkSafe
Information
01 Jun 2016
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
What the law says Employers must do all that is practical to ensure that workers are not exposed to hazards in the workplace. This includes providing training, information, supervision and managing...
WorkSafe
Information
15 Apr 2016
Some chemicals can damage your hearing. These are called ototoxic chemicals. Construction workers are also at risk of hearing damage from noise exposure. About one in five construction workers report...
WorkSafe
Bulletin
26 May 2017
This occupational safety and health (OSH) newsletter has been developed to provide information and assistance to employers, self-employed persons, persons having control of workplaces and employees...
WorkSafe
Checklist
21 Jan 2016
The WA Occupational Safety and Health Regulations (1996) require that health surveillance, including blood lead level tests, is provided to workers undertaking lead risk work. This report summarises...
WorkSafe
Information
07 Jan 2016

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