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The Western Australian Government is seeking your comment on proposals to modernise Western Australia’s WHS laws.

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Making construction safer

WorkSafe has released fact sheets for the construction industry regarding preventing manual task injuries.

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Working in roof spaces

Turn off, lockout, be safe – new laws apply if you work in the roof space of a house – for more information see our guidance note.

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Best practice guidance for reducing health risk for...

This fact sheet has been prepared by the Department of Health and the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety to provide information and best...

Racist signs condemned by DMIRS

Racist signage at Pinjin Station has been condemned by the department The posting of racist signs in Pinjin in the Goldfields is resoundingly condemned by...

Modernising work health and safety laws in WA

The Western Australian Government is seeking your comments on the proposals to modernise Western Australia’s WHS laws. Background On 12 July 2017, the...

Safety alert 06/2018 - Worker injured by ammonia during...

WorkSafe investigated an incident where a worker was exposed to high pressure ammonia refrigerant while working next to a live refrigeration unit. The worker...

Safety alert 05/2018 - Worker receives multiple foot...

An operator dismounted the reach truck forklift he was driving, while the plant was still moving. He tripped forward towards the ground, breaking his fall by...

New regulations - Electricity must be switched off before...

New regulations have come into effect which requires electricity to be switched off before people enter the roof space.  To assist workers in notifying...

Safety alert 04/2018 - Worker fatally injured during...

WorkSafe is investigating an incident with preliminary evidence indicating an employee, who was fatally injured, may have been struck in the head by a 48...

Serious chemical burns result in $47,900 penalty for...

Rand Transport (1986) Pty Ltd was handed a $45,000 fine and a $2900 costs penalty in the Perth Magistrate Court following serious ammonia gas burns to a...

Safety alert 03/2018 Worker fatally injured during plant...

WorkSafe is investigating an incident in which an employee was fatally injured. He was struck by a section of pipe at a wastewater treatment plant during...

Safety alert 02/2018 Vehicle hoist service and maintenance

The purpose of this Safety Alert is to remind workplaces of the importance of conducting regular service and inspections for vehicle hoists. WorkSafe Western...

Safety alert 01/2018 - Worker seriously injured by...

A serious accident at a mechanical workshop involving the ignition of a flammable liquid is currently being investigated by DMIRS. The workshop uses a...

FGS Contracting and Company Director fined total of $327...

FGS Contracting Pty Ltd and the Director Ryan Wayne Franceschi, were fined today in the Perth Magistrate Court in relation to serious injuries caused to a 17...

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WorkSafe High Risk Work Licence
Work Health and Safety Legislation Reform
Prevent slips and trips in the workplace
Occupational Safety and Health Act and Regulations