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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
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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).
About WorkSafe
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.
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Serious incidents have occurred while workers have been carrying out vegetation control work.
EnergySafety
Brochure
20 May 2014
This brochure is designed to advise builders, gas fitters and consumers where gas-fired barbecues and patio heaters may be installed and used safely. This information does not take precedence over...
EnergySafety
Brochure
15 Dec 2017
On 1 July 2013, changes to the Residential Tenancies Act 1987 (the Act) and the Residential Tenancies Regulations 1989 came into force. These frequently asked questions are designed to assist you in...
Consumer Protection
Fact sheet
09 Feb 2017
This publication will assist event organisers, venue organisers, asset managers and catering vendors to comply with the safety requirements for the use of gas appliances in public venues.
EnergySafety
Brochure
30 Apr 2014
List of safety films available to borrow from the WorkSafe library.
WorkSafe
Information
22 May 2014
The Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 defines a Boom-Type Elevating Work Platform as: ‘A telescoping device, hinged device, or articulated device or any combination of these used to...
WorkSafe
Information
25 Jul 2014
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

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