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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
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Library
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).
About WorkSafe
In 2014-15 WorkSafe proposes to conduct the following safety projects subject to availability of resources. All industries Communicable diseases Labour hire - Checklist Accommodation, cafes and restaurants Catering - Media statement - Checklist Restaurants - Media statement - Checklist Agriculture...
Workplace inspections
Australian Standards and Australian/New Zealand Standards are developed by an independent organisation called Standards Australia. It prepares and publishes voluntary technical and commercial standards which are sometimes adopted by occupational safety and health regulations.
Codes and guidance material
In Western Australia, the occupational safety and health law requires that a high standard of safety must be provided at your workplace to prevent you from being injured or harmed, even if you will only be working at the place for a short time. Making workplaces safer relies upon the employer and...
Casual workers

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Modifications to the regulations in relation to construction induction training.
WorkSafe
Information
28 May 2014
An up to date list of those licenced to perform unrestricted asbestos work in accordance with Part 5 of the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996.
WorkSafe
Directory
04 Jun 2014
Print this pamphlet for information on skin cancer and outdoor work.
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
22 May 2014
Would you like to improve the awareness of the hazards of working in hot conditions in your workplace?
WorkSafe
Information
21 May 2014
An unrestricted asbestos licence is required in Western Australia for work involving the removal of friable asbestos-containing material. Only an Unrestricted Asbestos licence holder or an employee of a licence holder may carry out this type of work.
WorkSafe
Form – application
22 May 2014
A high risk work licence may be required for the operation of bridge and gantry cranes.
WorkSafe
Information
21 May 2014
Are you interested in information regarding workplace fatalities in Western Australia?
WorkSafe
Statistics
05 Jun 2014
Summary statistics covering Work Related Lost Time Injuries and Diseases in WA 2009-10 to 2011-12p (ANZSIC 2006 Edition).
WorkSafe
Statistics
11 Jul 2017
Key OSH summary statistics covering work-related injury and diseases in Western Australia.
WorkSafe
Statistics
05 Sep 2017
This document will assist with regulatory compliance by providing guidance on who can inspect and/or ‘test and tag’ such portable equipment and devices.
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
22 May 2014

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