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A list of minutes from the meetings of the Commission for Occupational Safety and Health .
WorkSafe
Minutes
06 May 2021
This information sheet provides advice to persons in control of a workplace 1 and those involved in inspecting, removing, managing or disposing of asbestos contaminated soils at workplaces. This...
WorkSafe
Information
03 May 2021
WorkSafe is conducting a proactive inspection campaign focusing on manual tasks in supermarkets and grocery stores, with a view to reducing injuries within the industry. The campaign will involve...
WorkSafe
Checklist
27 Apr 2021
Using a trolley can reduce the risk of injury from manual tasks. However the trolley must suit: the task and the materials being loaded; the physical characteristics of the person using it; and the...
WorkSafe
Information
27 Apr 2021
It's important for employers and workers to be prepared for the risks associated with cleaning up after a natural disaster. This publication has important health and safety information for cleaning...
WorkSafe
Information
20 Apr 2021
A template for reporting to the department (DMIRS) is under development. Below are some frequently asked questions to assist government organisations to report on the National Strategic Plan for...
WorkSafe
Template
30 Mar 2021
The department's mental health and wellbeing inspectors have developed a series of resources on workplace mental health and wellbeing. The concepts presented may assist workplaces to discuss, consult...
WorkSafe
Information
18 Mar 2021
This document provides essential information to assist you with your Work Health and Safety Excellence Awards submission. Further information 2021 Work Health and Safety Excellence Awards 2021 Work...
WorkSafe
Information
16 Mar 2021
WorkSafe has produced this document to increase awareness of safety issues around horse racing stables and highlight the importance of appropriate systems of work and safety management systems...
WorkSafe
Checklist
05 Mar 2021
Certain carcinogenic substances are specifically controlled under OSH Regulations 5.28-5.42 and Schedules 5.4-5.6. These regulations include requirements for use of the carcinogens to be approved by...
WorkSafe
Information
04 Mar 2021
2021 Safety alert 01/2021 - Service mechanic sustained serious hand injuries when struck by radiator fan blades on a generator Safety alert 02/2021 - Employee receives electrical shock from bar glass...
WorkSafe
Alert
03 Mar 2021
In November 2020, two workers were in the process of tree lopping in a truck-mounted elevating work platform (EWP) when the boom-type EWP suffered a major structural failure, with the metal support...
WorkSafe
Alert
03 Mar 2021
In September 2020, a bar attendant at a hotel received an electric shock while attempting to turn off a glass washer that was overflowing. The glass washer was plugged into a general power outlet...
WorkSafe
Alert
03 Mar 2021
Note: The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety's investigation is ongoing. Information contained in the safety alert is based on findings at the time of writing. On 29 October 2020, a...
WorkSafe
Alert
23 Feb 2021
On 11 January 2021, the Department received a report of an incident at a mine site where an electronic cigarette (vape) battery spontaneously ignited in a worker’s pocket while he was travelling in a...
WorkSafe
Bulletin
23 Feb 2021
Employers are required to ensure that where fitted respirators are required to protect health, these are correctly fitted. Examples of fitted respirators (also called respiratory protective equipment...
WorkSafe
Information
15 Jan 2021
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 practice guidance for organisations and...
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
16 Dec 2020
This fact sheet provides an overview of the legislative requirements for fatigue management for commercial vehicle drivers. Duties for the person responsible for drivers and operation of commercial...
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
23 Nov 2020
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WorkSafe
Reports
17 Nov 2020
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
10 Nov 2020
Regulation 4.1 of the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations defines a bridge crane as: 'A crane comprising a bridge beam mounted at each end to an end carriage, capable of travelling along...
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
05 Nov 2020
Hydrofluoric acid is very corrosive, highly irritating and poisonous. Hydrofluoric acid burns can be severe and extremely painful, causing extensive damage or even death. Uses Some uses and sources...
WorkSafe
Bulletin
19 Oct 2020
ThinkSafe is the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety’s flagship online publication for workplace safety and health in Western Australia. ThinkSafe magazine - September 2020 ThinkSafe...
WorkSafe
Newsletter
01 Oct 2020
Use this form to notify WorkSafe of the removal of any amount of friable asbestos.
WorkSafe
Form – notification
22 Sep 2020
Asbestos has recently been found in friction wear plates in the suspension systems of rail carriages. The new rail carriages were purchased between 2007 and 2014 and were imported from China. They...
WorkSafe
Alert
21 Sep 2020

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