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In Western Australia workers have been killed by lightning, the most recent in 2014 when a backpacker working on a farm at Bruce Rock died after she was struck by lightning. Workers are most at risk working out in the open, on the sea or other waterways or sheltering under trees or other structures...
Environmental factors
On 16 December 2015, Mr Lex McCulloch the WorkSafe Western Australia Commissioner announced the Department of Commerce – WorkSafe Division (WorkSafe) would be undertaking a review of the model Work Health and Safety (WHS) Regulations for adoption in Western Australia. The key principles of the...
Developments in OSH in Western Australia
The State Government is partnering with the Federal Government and industry to improve mobile and internet coverage in regional Western Australia. State Government's significant investment of more than $105 million since 2012 in regional telecommunications is driving the construction of new or...
Regional Telecommunications Project
The public comment period for the Work Health and Safety Regulations for Western Australia Discussion paper ended on 31 August 2016. The Department of Commerce – WorkSafe Division (WorkSafe) is analysing submissions and will prepare a report for consideration by the Minister for Commerce...
Developments in OSH in Western Australia
Congratulations to Austral Fisheries for winning the agribusiness category at the 2015 Australian Export Awards .
Austral Fisheries with minister
Austral Fisheries with minister, by ggodsman
2015 Agribusiness Award winner Mr Geoff Wearne, Executive General Manager Regional & Agribusiness Banking, Commonwealth Bank (presenter) and Mr...
WA Industry and Export Awards
What people are saying about the program.
Regional Mobile Communications Project
What recipients are saying about the program.
Industry Facilitation and Support Program - Grants for small to medium sized businesses
C.Y. O’Connor Award for Excellence in Engineering and Technology
C.Y. O’Connor Award for Excellence in Engineering and Technology, by ggodsman
C.Y. O’Connor Award for Excellence in Engineering and Technology Presenter: The Hon. Michael Mischin, MLC, Attorney General; Minister for Commerce Recipient: Paul Colley, CEO, Total Marine Technology
Marketing & Design Excellence
Marketing & Design Excellence , by ggodsman
Marketing & Design...
WA Industry and Export Awards
This information has been developed and compiled to assist small business manage safety and health in the workplace. Workplace safety forms Compliance tool for hazardous substances Hazard identification form Job Safety Analysis (JSA) Quick safety quiz for small business Safety Action Plan Toolbox...
Small business
This page contains frequently asked questions relating to small business. Why it is important to have good OSH practice in the small business sector? The small business sector is an important contributor to the Western Australia economy. This sector creates jobs and provides products and services...
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This form is used to register a Limited Partnership (LP).
Consumer Protection
Form – application
15 Feb 2017
In recent years, two people have died as a result of crush injuries from falling trailer ramps. The trailer ramps were operated by a sealed hydraulic system. In both incidents, the ramps had earlier...
WorkSafe
Alert
25 Nov 2016
A farmer was seriously injured when he tried to extinguish a barley grain fire inside a large grain silo. The farmer had climbed the external silo ladder to access the hatch on the roof approximately...
WorkSafe
Alert
04 Oct 2016
State of the build More mobile base stations have been rolled out under the alignment of the State’s Regional Telecommunications Project with the Commonwealth’s Mobile Black Spot Program , with...
Industry Development
Newsletter
01 Nov 2016
In July 2016 asbestos was found in composite roof panels at the new Perth Children’s Hospital. The roof panels were imported from China and classified as “asbestos free”, but testing by a National...
WorkSafe
Alert
09 Sep 2016
On Wednesday 1 June 2016, the WorkSafe Western Australia Commissioner released the Discussion Paper - Work Health and Safety Regulations for Western Australia (the discussion paper) for public...
WorkSafe
Information
19 Jul 2016
State of the build The first tranche of sites under the Regional Telecommunications Project are nearing completion with the final six towers to be installed in Salmon Gums, Grass Patch, Peaceful Bay...
Industry Development
Newsletter
07 Jun 2016
The Department of Commerce – WorkSafe Division has released a Discussion Paper on recommendations to amend the model Work Health and Safety Regulations (the WHS regulations) for the Western...
WorkSafe
Information
01 Jun 2016
State of the build As at 20 January 2016, eight Regional Telecommunications Project mobile base stations have been completed and are now providing much needed mobile coverage to regional Western...
Industry Development
Newsletter
18 Feb 2016
Attached are two versions of the application form, in Word and PDF format, as well as a user guide for those making an application.
Industry Development
Form – application
22 Feb 2016

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The Commerce website will be unavailable for between 10-20 minutes sometime between the hours of 6pm and 9pm on Thursday night, 15 December. This is being done to improve the security of network connections. Disruption to people wanting to access the site or use various business systems should be minimal, but we do apologise for any inconvenience caused.
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Alert
14 Dec 2016
The Mid-West communities of Nabawa, Naraling, South Yuna and East Yuna are the latest locations to benefit from new telecommunications infrastructure, thanks to the Liberal National Government's $105 million investment through Royalties for Regions .
Industry Development
Media release
13 Dec 2016
Applications for the State Government's successful Industry Facilitation and Support Program (IFSP) are now open to the defence and shipbuilding sectors to improve their competitiveness and opportunity to engage in major naval projects recently announced by the Australian Government .
Industry Development
Media release
22 Feb 2016
Commerce Minister Michael Mischin will today meet with Federal Defence Minister Marise Payne in Perth as part of the campaign to promote Western Australia's naval shipbuilding and heavy engineering capability .
Industry Development
Media release
11 Apr 2016
Premier Colin Barnett today welcomed the news that Western Australia was one of the two locations to implement the Australian Government's commitment to a continuous build of naval surface ships in Australia .
Industry Development
Media release
18 Apr 2016
Premier Colin Barnett said he expected Western Australian contractors to benefit from the Australian Government's announcement today that French company DCNS had been selected as the preferred partner to design 12 submarines for the Royal Australian Navy .
Industry Development
Media release
26 Apr 2016
Premier Colin Barnett said a new long-term contract for the maintenance of the ANZAC Class Frigates to be centred in Western Australia, further cemented the State's role in the sustainment of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) fleet .
Industry Development
Media release
29 Apr 2016
Civmec is one of the Western Australian companies gearing up to take part in the $89 billion worth of naval defence projects recently announced by the Australian Government .
Industry Development
Media release
04 May 2016
French company DCNS is in Perth to discuss technology transfer and innovation for the design and build of the $50 billion future submarines with local businesses and academia .
Industry Development
Media release
24 May 2016
Metropolitan and regional businesses across Western Australia will share in more than $350,000, as part of the defence-specific round of the State Government's Industry Facilitation and Support Program (IFSP) .
Industry Development
Media release
24 May 2016

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