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Two types of training should be considered at every workplace where manual tasks are performed and potentially hazardous.- risk management for manual tasks and task specific training. These have been outlined in the Manual Task Code of Practice (2010) . Risk management training Everyone involved in...
Manual tasks
Following the report of a manual task injury or musculoskeletal disorder, it is important to investigate and manage the condition. The sooner both processes are actioned, the more successful the outcome is likely to be. Investigation Following the report of a manual task injury or musculoskeletal...
Manual tasks
Following the report of a manual task injury or musculoskeletal disorder, it is important to investigate and manage the condition. The sooner both processes are actioned, the more successful the outcome is likely to be. Preventing first time and recurrent injuries It is important to place effort in...
Manual tasks
The OSH Act and regulations place certain duties on employers, employees, self-employed people, manufacturers, designers, importers and suppliers and must be complied with. Duties include: Not exposing workers to hazards Providing information, instruction and training Conducting risk assessments...
Manual tasks
Manual tasks refers to any activity or sequence of activities that requires a person to use their physical body (musculoskeletal system) to perform work including: manual handling (the use of force in lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling, carrying or otherwise moving, holding or restraining any...
Manual tasks
While hazards in the office may not always be as obvious as those in factories, construction sites or field based work, office workers also face a range of safety and health issues, including poor job design, prolonged sitting, repetitive work, moving heavy items, inadequate lighting and cramped or...
Office safety
This page contains frequently asked questions on office safety. Should I be sitting all day? No. We have known for some time that sedentary lifestyles are not beneficial for our health. Prolonged sitting at work can also adversely affect your health. You should where possible alternate between...
Office safety
One of the objects of the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 (the OSH Act) is to foster cooperation and consultation between employers and employees and associations representing employers and employees.
Consultation, accommodation and volunteers
When a hazard is identified or an injury occurs, they need to be investigated as soon as possible and control methods implement where required. In some situations, there may be different opinions relating to a safety and health matter at the workplace. There need not be a dispute for a matter to...
About WorkSafe
WorkSafe is working with employers, employees and employee representatives to set up and maintain systems of work so that employees are not exposed to hazards. This page explains how we are setting priorities so that our joint efforts make the greatest possible impact on workplace deaths and lost...
About WorkSafe

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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
16 Aug 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 operating...
WorkSafe
Checklist
16 Aug 2016
This occupational safety and health (OSH) newsletter has been developed to highlight safety risks with asbestos containing materials at workplaces. This newsletter will assist you with understanding...
WorkSafe
Checklist
29 Jul 2016
Mobile plant and vehicle movement is one of WorkSafe’s priority areas as many serious and fatal incidents have occurred in Western Australia. This self-assessment tool is applicable to all industries...
WorkSafe
Checklist
22 Jul 2016
On Wednesday 1 June 2016, the WorkSafe Western Australia Commissioner released the Discussion Paper - Work Health and Safety Regulations for Western Australia (the discussion paper) for public...
WorkSafe
Information
19 Jul 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
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
01 Aug 2018
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
01 Aug 2018
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

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