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All home sellers and landlords must ensure that residual current devices (RCDs) are installed in accordance with the Wiring Rules to protect all power points and lighting circuits. RCDs save lives RCDs cut the electricity supply instantly if a person touches a live part and receives a shock. By...
Residual Current Devices (RCD)
A code of practice is a document prepared to provide practical guidance on how to comply with a general duty or specific duties under Western Australian occupational safety and health laws. A code of practice may include explanatory information, recommendations for best practice, or references to...
Codes and guidance material
This page contains frequently asked questions on diseases and health. How can I prevent getting infectious diseases at work? Conscientious use of standard precautions will minimise the risk of workers acquiring infections and transferring infections between persons. Some infections may pose an...
Diseases and health
The Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 (the OSH regulations) set minimum requirements for specific hazards, work and administrative practices in relation to work safety and health.
Legislation, codes and guidance materials
It is important that you are fully prepared for an emergency evacuation.
Evacuation
Safety and health in Western Australian workplaces is regulated by the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 and the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 supported by codes of practice and guidance notes.
Legislation, codes and guidance materials
Australian health and safety authorities NT WorkSafe Safe Work Australia Safe Work SA WorkCover NSW Workplace Health and Safety Queensland WorkSafe ACT WorkSafe Tasmania Victorian WorkCover Authority Comcare (Commonwealth jurisdictions) International safety and health authorities Canadian Centre...
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Moulds (also called molds, fungi or mildew) are organisms that belong to the fungi kingdom and are neither plants nor animals. They are commonly found both indoors and outdoors. Moulds are an important part of the ecosystem, as they break down and recycle organic matter such as dead leaves. Moulds...
Diseases and health
Many people work in an office environment. The air quality in these environments (referred to as 'Indoor Air Quality') must be maintained so as to prevent health or comfort problems. Poor indoor air quality may decrease productivity (Wyon, 2004). This article discusses the identification,...
Environmental factors
The Occupational Safety and Health Tribunal is a specialised tribunal within the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission to assist in the resolution of specified workplace health and safety issues under the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 (the OSH Act).
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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
30 May 2018
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
Occupational Safety and Health Legislation is an essential element of the introductory course for safety and health representatives. The module includes facilitators manual, trainees workbook and...
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
03 Jun 2014

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