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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
The State of the Work Environment (SOWE) series is produced by the WorkSafe Division of the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) with the assistance of WorkCover WA, to promote awareness of occupational safety and health in Western Australia. Previously, reports in the series...
Incident statistics
Industry benchmarks can be used for the evaluation of the occupational safety and health performance of organisations. Visit the Australian Bureau of Statistics for a full listing of the ANZSIC 2006 Edition (available free to download). ANZSIC 2006 Industry division and subdivision rates The latest...
Incident statistics
Western Australia Visit WorkCover WA website for Workers' Compensation in WA Statistical Report and other statistical information National Visit Safe Work Australia for national work health and safety information including: Australian work-related traumatic injury fatalities; Australian Workers’...
Incident statistics
This page contains frequently asked questions on electricity. ​ What are the requirements for testing and tagging portable electrical equipment or a residual current device (RCD) for use on construction and demolition sites, and at other workplaces? For detailed information please see ‘ Guide to...
Electricity
People generally are aware that electricity can be dangerous. However, many people still take risks that can lead to harm. This is why reminders on the need to use electricity safely are required. Switches, power points and light fittings Damaged switches, power points and light fittings are...
Electrical installations

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This document can be used by people who operate, supervise or manage tilt tray vehicles that are capable of self loading plant and equipment on to the vehicle for transport purposes. The advice in...
WorkSafe
Bulletin
11 Sep 2015
WorkSafe has developed this publication for the vegetable growing industry with a view to increase awareness of safety issues faced by this industry. Please take the time to read the relevant parts...
WorkSafe
Checklist
11 Sep 2015
Create a poster using your own images to promote safety in your workplace. These editable Word posters can be created in Word 7 or above. Instructions Open either the dark text or white text version...
WorkSafe
Poster
08 Sep 2015
Use these resources to promote safety in your workplace.
WorkSafe
Promotions
04 Sep 2018
Promote safety by using an event poster.
WorkSafe
Poster
03 Sep 2019
Choose a poster to display at your workplace to raise awareness of the importance of staying safe at work or create your own by using one of the editable word posters. This editable Word posters can...
WorkSafe
Poster
24 Aug 2016
A common element of many recent fatal and serious injuries has been people in close proximity to vehicles or mobile plant. People who work with or near vehicles and mobile plant are most at risk...
WorkSafe
Alert
22 Jul 2016
Any hearing injury is irreversible and the hearing loss is permanent. Display this poster in your workplace as a reminder of ways they can protect their hearing.
WorkSafe
Poster
24 Aug 2015
WorkSafe is currently conducting an inspection campaign on noise in the manufacturing industry. T he main objective of the program is to raise awareness of how noise hazards should be assessed and...
WorkSafe
Checklist
24 Aug 2015
WorkSafe
Information
28 Jul 2015

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