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The harvest season can bring risks to the health and safety of farm workers, families and livelihoods. Higher ambient temperatures, humidity and winds, dry stubble and hot machine parts and exhausts are all factors that can contribute to causing a fire. Developing and adopting a fire safety...
Farm safety – Know the hazards
Liquified Petroleum (LP) gas cylinder adaptors that convert old Type 21 (POL) cylinder valves to new Type 27 (LCC27) banned in Western Australia Following a recent gas related incident resulting in serious injury, the Director of Energy Safety has issued a prohibition order (the Order) which took...
Gas appliances
The graph below shows the number of registered building contracting companies which became insolvent in WA since 2017–18 as well as the broader construction data captured by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). ASIC data includes a broad range of industries that are...
Building a home in challenging times
Manage it. Report it.
SHare campaign Phase three - Sexual harassment is a work health and safety hazard: Manage it. Report it.
SHare campaign Phase three - Sexual harassment is a work health and safety hazard: Manage it. Report it., by Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety - WorkSafe
SHare campaign phase three: Sexual harassment is a work health and safety hazard, by WorkSafe, Department of Energy, Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety On 29 November 2022, the Western Australian Government released a statement...
Sexual harassment awareness reporting engagement (SHare)
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Commencement and transition From 1 July 2024, new laws in WA will require building engineers to be registered by the Building Services Board (the Board) to carry out, or contract with consumers to carry out, building engineering work in the State. Registration...
Building engineers
Many employees in the state industrial relations system are covered by WA awards. WA awards are legal documents that set the legal minimum pay rates and other working arrangements for employees in a particular industry or occupation. It is unlawful for an employer to provide pay rates or employment...
WA award pay rates and award summaries
Button batteries can be a deadly hazard. If swallowed, button batteries can cause internal burns, severe bleeding and even death. Items containing button batteries include: toys TV and car key...
Consumer Protection
Flyers
22 Jun 2023
WorkSafe’s investigation is ongoing. Information contained in this significant incident summary is based on evidence at the time of writing. WorkSafe is investigating an incident, which resulted in a...
WorkSafe
Alert
04 Dec 2023
Wageline’s explainer videos are for WA employers and employees seeking information on employment rights and obligations under state employment law. These videos are embedded in the relevant content pages, or you can watch all the videos here. Which system of employment law applies? Two systems of...
Employment explainer videos
As stipulated in AS/NZS 3000:2018 Wiring Rules clause 2.6.2.2.2, Type AC RCDs must not be installed in Australia from 1 May 2023. This change is due to the increased use of electronics, solar energy generation and other similar products with a high direct current (DC) waveform component. Only Type...
Information for industry

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