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This code of practice applies to all workplaces in Western Australia covered by the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 where concrete and masonry cutting and drilling equipment is used.
WorkSafe
Code of practice
19 Mar 2019
2019 Safety alert 01/2019 Collapse of truck mounted concrete pump with boom 2018 Safety alert 01/2018 - Worker seriously injured by flammable liquid fire Safety alert 02/2018 - Vehicle hoist service...
WorkSafe
Alert
18 Mar 2019
In March 2019, a truck mounted concrete pump with boom (TMCPWB) collapsed on to an operator. The injured person had his leg pinned by the boom, causing leg injuries. Possible contributing factors in...
WorkSafe
Alert
18 Mar 2019
A list of minutes from the meetings of the Commission for Occupational Safety and Health .
WorkSafe
Minutes
15 Mar 2019
The Construction Industry Safety Advisory Committee (CISAC), a tripartite committee of the Western Australian Commission for Occupational Safety and Health, has been made aware of alleged non-...
WorkSafe
Bulletin
08 Mar 2019
Refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment, including systems in vehicles, contain refrigerants. With increased costs and environmental damage associated with the use of synthetic chemical...
WorkSafe
Bulletin
06 Mar 2019
Regulations 3.88A and 3.88F require WorkSafe Western Australia to be notified of the intention to manufacture concrete panels at least 10 working days before the panels are to be cast.
WorkSafe
Form – notification
18 Feb 2019
Quick stats are snapshots of WA workplace injury and disease hotspots.
WorkSafe
Statistics
04 Jan 2019
If you have received an improvement notice, follow the four steps below. Improvement notice received Do you need more time or do you disagree? Complete Form 4 ; and Send to WorkSafe – Must be sent...
WorkSafe
Information
14 Dec 2018
The following checklist is a step-by-step approach designed to be used when employees are located at a new workstation or whenever their tasks change. When setting up the position of this furniture...
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
13 Dec 2018
People who work in the field of home and community health care face unique challenges in managing work health and safety. An increased demand for services that allow people to stay in their own homes...
WorkSafe
Checklist
13 Dec 2018
Research in Australia and overseas has found that workers fabricating benchtops from stone can be exposed to levels of respirable crystalline silica (RCS) which are hazardous to their health. The...
WorkSafe
Guidance note
12 Dec 2018
Tremolite asbestos has been identified in the ceramic centre of some Bunsen burner gauze mats in New Zealand and the UK, and preliminary testing has indicated that this may be an issue in gauze mats...
WorkSafe
Alert
06 Dec 2018
Silica is a common naturally occurring mineral. This fact sheet provides information about where silica is found, what are the hazards and risk management. What is silica and where is it found?...
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
04 Dec 2018
There are serious health risks caused by exposure to respirable crystalline silica (RCS) for workers in the stone benchtop manufacturing, finishing and installation industries. Cumulative exposure to...
WorkSafe
Alert
16 Nov 2018
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WorkSafe
Reports
12 Nov 2018
The Commission for Occupational Safety and Health criteria for accreditation require each provider of an accredited training course for safety and health representatives to submit an annual report on the delivery of courses for the year ending the preceding 30 June.
WorkSafe
Reports
09 Nov 2018
WorkSafe reminds painting professionals and other contractors that high pressure water cleaning of asbestos cement material is prohibited. WorkSafe is investigating an incident where a registered...
WorkSafe
Alert
09 Nov 2018
This checklist has been developed to highlight safety issues in fuel retailing and provides information on how to best manage those risks to minimise workplace injuries and comply with occupational...
WorkSafe
Checklist
06 Nov 2018
The positioning of furniture and equipment at a workstation directly impacts your posture. This self-assessment checklist has been produced to assist in setting up your workstation.
WorkSafe
Checklist
23 Oct 2018
Employees standing near traffic along roadways, roundabouts and in parking areas while holding or ‘flapping’ advertising billboards can be exposed to a hazard from moving vehicles. Employees often do...
WorkSafe
Alert
15 Oct 2018
Home and community care service workers are at risk of exposure to work-related violence when working alone in a client’s home. Risks may arise from actions of the client, their carer or others at...
WorkSafe
Alert
12 Oct 2018
Challenging behaviour is any behaviour that causes significant distress or danger to the person of concern or others. It can include an outburst of aggression, or resistant type behaviour by clients...
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
09 Oct 2018
The Western Australian Government is seeking your comments on the proposals to modernise Western Australia’s WHS laws. Background On 12 July 2017, the Government announcemed the development of a...
WorkSafe
Information
27 Sep 2018
WorkSafe is investigating an incident in which a worker suffered serious crush injuries as a result of a large metal sliding gate falling on him. The incident scene is shown in the photograph below...
WorkSafe
Alert
21 Sep 2018

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