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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
This page contains frequently asked questions on first aid. First aid is the immediate treatment or care given to someone suffering from an injury or illness. The initial treatment a person receives directly after an injury, accident or when a person becomes ill at work is extremely important in...
First aid

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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
Using a trolley can reduce the risk of injury from manual tasks. However the trolley must suit: the task and the materials being loaded; the physical characteristics of the person using it; and the...
WorkSafe
Information
02 Mar 2016
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
16 Dec 2015
WorkSafe has developed this newsletter to provide information and assistance to employers operating inflatable waterslides in Western Australia. This newsletter will assist you with identifying...
WorkSafe
Checklist
16 Nov 2015
During 2015/16 financial year WorkSafe will be conducting an inspection program looking at safety issues in the road freight transport industry with a view to increase awareness of safety issues...
WorkSafe
Checklist
13 Oct 2015
About WorkSafe, inspectors and the notices provides an overview of WorkSafe and the powers of its inspectors.
WorkSafe
Information
09 Oct 2015

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