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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
Sun protection resources for outdoor workers Outdoor workers are at increased risk from skin cancer and damage to the eyes because they often spend long periods of time working outdoors year after year. Australia has the highest rate of skin cancer in the world. Exposure to ultraviolet (UV)...
Environmental factors
Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is still a cause of reduced quality of life for many metal workers. High noise levels with potentially damaging impact occur in many operations like grinding, punching, shearing, forming etc. Significant impact noises are also produced when handling material such...
Noise and vibration

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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
This checklist has been developed to highlight hazards and risks often associated with the catering industry.
WorkSafe
Checklist
07 Jul 2014
Energy Bulletins provide electrical and gas technical and safety information, including details of new and amended legislation and standards. Energy Bulletins are of particular interest to electrical...
EnergySafety
Bulletin
10 Aug 2017
Identify the safety and health representatives in your workplace by adding their names to this poster and displaying it.
WorkSafe
Poster
21 May 2014
A Provisional Improvement Notice (PIN) is a notice issued to a person requiring them to address a safety and health concern in the workplace. The power to issue PINs aims to improve the effectiveness...
WorkSafe
Bulletin
11 Mar 2016
This handbook is a day-to-day ready reference guide for safety and health representatives.
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
21 May 2014
Ask your boss how to do the job safely - Falls
WorkSafe
Poster
20 May 2014
Falling from one level to another is a major workplace hazard and is the most common cause of death from traumatic injuries in construction. Fall hazards occur in all industries and most fatalities...
WorkSafe
Training material
29 May 2014

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