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Changes to the licencing of asbestos removal were made in 2010 and include new requirements.
Asbestos licensing
A licence is required in Western Australia for certain types of demolition works. Only a licence holder or an employee of a licence holder may carry out this type of work. In the regulations 'demolition' means the complete or partial demolition of a building or structure by pre-planned and...
Demolition licence
Working safely in hot conditions provides practical advice for employers and workers on heat illness, related health and safety problems and actions and measures to take to prevent or minimise the likelihood of heat illness.
Environmental factors
Welcome to the WorkSafe library The library has an extensive collection of resources relating to occupational health and safety, including occupational medicine, chemical safety, ergonomics, safety management, occupational hygiene, work life and society. The library is a free service open to the...
Library
A practical approach to noise management in the construction industry Introduction Construction workers are among the most affected by industrial deafness. The ILO Encyclopaedia of Occupational Health & Safety lists the construction industry as the fourth noisiest industry sector. The types of...
Noise and vibration
Acoustic enclosures, barriers and isolation There may be times when you will need to use your skills to construct an acoustic enclosure or screen, soundproof a room or fabricate acoustic ductwork. This document gives some tips on materials to use and how to avoid the common pitfalls. What acoustic...
Noise and vibration
One of the most cost-effective ways of reducing noise in a workplace is to 'buy quiet'. Purchasing quiet products can reduce noise levels without additional modification to equipment or the workplace. This guide offers ideas for general equipment and for the specific purchase of saw blades. General...
Noise and vibration
A licence is required in Western Australia for the removal of materials that contain asbestos. Only a licence holder or an employee of a licence holder may carry out this type of work.
Asbestos licensing
Make sure you use a licensed gas fitter whenever you have gasfitting work done. Gasfitting is a skilled technical trade requiring extensive training to become competent. Gasfitting not completed to the required standards is a serious safety hazard. In Western Australia, only licensed gas fitters...
Gas installations
This page contains frequently asked questions on mobile phones. Can I get cancer from using my mobile phone? In 2011, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (part of the World Health Organisation) classified radiofrequency electromagnetic fields ('microwave emissions'), such as those...
Mobile phones

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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
In 2014/15 WorkSafe WA is conducting a proactive inspection campaign focusing on the electrical, electronic and gas appliance retailing, with a view to improving safety within the industry. The...
WorkSafe
Checklist
21 Oct 2014
This page lists educational resources which deal with the prevention of noise inducing hearing loss. Current research projects Australian Workplace Exposure Survey (AWES) – Hearing Project 2014-2017...
WorkSafe
Information
29 Jun 2017
This checklist has been developed to highlight safety issues for regional local government and provides information on how to best manage those risks to minimise workplace injuries and comply with...
WorkSafe
Checklist
08 Oct 2014
This publication is a practical guide and will assist you with identifying occupational safety and health (OSH) issues and meeting the requirements of OSH legislation.
WorkSafe
Checklist
02 Oct 2014
Recently a worker was seriously injured when he was struck by a moving vehicle in the yard at his workplace. As the driver was manoeuvring to park behind a stationary vehicle, the floor mat slipped...
WorkSafe
Alert
23 Mar 2016
October is safe work month. During this month WorkSafe encourages Western Australian workplaces to take part and plan an event or attend one of WorkSafe’s workshops to raise awareness of safety and...
WorkSafe
Poster
08 Sep 2014
WorkSafe has produced this checklist to increase awareness of safety issues faced by the car retailing industry and highlight the effect and importance of appropriate systems of work and safety...
WorkSafe
Checklist
04 Sep 2014

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