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ThinkSafe is WorkSafe’s flagship online publication for workplace health and safety in Western Australia. Below is the list of all the editions of the magazine. ThinkSafe magazine : May 2024 ThinkSafe magazine : May 2023 ThinkSafe magazine : July 2022 ThinkSafe magazine : September 2021 ThinkSafe...
ThinkSafe magazine
On 13 December 2023, the National Work Health and Safety ministers unanimously agreed to ban the use, supply and manufacture of all engineered stone which is mainly used to make benchtops. Following this decision: From 1 July 2024 the use, supply and manufacture of engineered stone slabs, panels...
Silica
This information is only relevant to employers and employees in the WA state industrial relations system . Monday, 3 June 2024 is the Western Australia Day public holiday. This page provides information on public holiday entitlements for Western Australia Day 2024 for: award free employees Shop and...
Public holiday pay
This free online information session was open to anyone who may be affected by the upcoming prohibition of engineered stone products. The session discussed the implications for persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs) and workers in industries such as construction, demolition, disposal...
Information sessions and workshops
Elevating work platforms (EWP) are mobile platforms that lift or lower people and equipment from a base support using a: hinged device articulated device combination of hinged and articulated devices. Workers need a high risk work (HRW) licence to operate a boom-type EWP, where the length of the...
Plant and machinery
The information on high risk work (HRW) licensing requirements when carrying out dogging work below was provided by Safe Work Australia. What is dogging work? Dogging work involves exercising judgement (making decisions) when: selecting appropriate slinging methods and lifting gear by: considering...
Information about high risk work licences
Farms are unique workplaces. The combination of hazards and the nature of the work makes agriculture one of the most dangerous sectors in which to work. This guide provides farmers with a foundation for establishing good safety practices on your farm. The checklists in this guide are not extensive...
Farm safety publications and alerts
This page contains frequently asked questions relating to construction induction training. What is construction induction training? The Work Health and Safety (General) Regulations 2022 (WHS General Regulations) set out mandatory requirements for the provision of construction safety induction...
Construction Induction Training
Actions in the priority areas will include the following approaches: Information and awareness Why is this important? It is important to address the perception in some parts of the community that WHS conflicts with business productivity. Many businesses (especially small businesses) want clearer...
How we’ll get there
Priority four sets out WorkSafe's key priorities in regards to consultation and representation. Intent Increase understanding of PCBU duties and the importance of consulting and involving workers in designing and implementing safe systems of work. Outcomes/ objectives ​ PCBUs engage in genuine...
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WorkSafe’s Dust strategy 2023–24 is driving improvements in the management of hazardous dusts to protect workers from harm. It forms part of Priority Three - Respiratory hazards within the WorkSafe:...
WorkSafe
Information
16 May 2024
This report uses the WorkSafe WA Notified Fatalities Database of work-related traumatic injury fatalities and the WorkCover WA workers’ compensation claims database as primary data sources...
WorkSafe
Reports
15 May 2024
A worker at a farm was fatally injured when he became entangled in the rotating parts of a plastic mulch retriever (PMR) attached to the rear of a tractor. The incident occurred while the operator...
WorkSafe
Alert
26 Mar 2024
WorkSafe has conducted an investigation into an incident where a bus driver was entrapped between the door and frame of the bus, causing fatal injuries. There have been several reported incidents...
WorkSafe
Alert
20 Mar 2024
WorkSafe is aware of recent incidents where hydraulic fluid contamination has resulted in the uncontrolled movement of the basket on elevating work platforms (EWPs). This includes the loss of...
WorkSafe
Bulletin
01 Mar 2024
Farms are unique workplaces. The combination of hazards and the nature of the work makes agriculture one of the most dangerous sectors in which to work. This Guide provides farmers with a foundation...
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
27 Feb 2024
Consumer Protection's Year in Review 2022-23 outlines the major achievements from the financial year. [scald=11175:image_medium {"link":"https:\/\/ www.commerce.wa.gov.au \/sites\/default\/files\/...
Consumer Protection
Reports
26 Feb 2024
These transitional and saving measures apply from the commencement of the Work Health and Safety (General) Regulations 2022 (WHS General Regulations). Measures that transition or preserve existing...
WorkSafe
Information
19 Feb 2024
This presentation is based on content presented at the Nano diesel particulate matter forum in July 2019.
WorkSafe
Information
22 Jan 2024
This presentation is based on the content presented at the 2016 Human Factors Forum.
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Information
22 Jan 2024

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New statistics have shown Western Australian workers have a much lower chance of being fatally injured at work in 2024 than they did 34 years ago. When the increase in WA workforce numbers is taken into account, a worker’s risk of being fatally injured fell by 83 percent between 1988/89 and 2022/23. In 1988/89, WA recorded 49.5 fatalities per million workers. By 2022/23, this number had reduced...
WorkSafe
Media release
15 May 2024
WorkSafe has initiated the first four prosecutions under the Work Health and Safety Act 2020 , which came into effect in March 2022. Wesbeam Pty Ltd, a manufacturer of engineered wood product, has been charged with failing in its duty while in control of plant and consequently causing serious harm to an individual. WorkSafe will allege that in April 2022, an operator at Wesbeam’s Neerabup factory...
WorkSafe
Media release
13 May 2024
The public holiday for Western Australia Day in 2024 is Monday 3 June. Employment entitlements for public holidays will vary based on an employee's award coverage and employment arrangements. Visit the Western Australia Day public holiday entitlements 2024 page for details on the public holiday entitlements for Western Australia Day for state system employers and employees, including specific...
Labour Relations
Department News
10 May 2024
The 2024 regional public holiday dates have been published on the Regional dates for the King’s Birthday public holiday page. Some regional areas in WA hold the King’s Birthday public holiday on alternative dates, usually to coincide with a significant date or event for that area. In all other areas of Western Australia, this year’s King’s Birthday public holiday is on Monday 23 September 2024.
Labour Relations
Department News
23 Apr 2024
Significant updates have been made to the working arrangements and other provisions in the state Shop and Warehouse (Wholesale and Retail Establishments) Award. These changes will come into effect on the first full pay period on or after 5 June 2024. The updated Shop and Warehouse Award will better reflect contemporary retail trading arrangements and remove a number of outdated and obsolete...
Labour Relations
Department News
17 Apr 2024
WorkSafe has commenced a proactive inspection program to look at site security issues on WA construction sites. The inspection program will look at a number of randomly-selected sites across metropolitan and regional areas of the State throughout the 2024/25 financial year. There have been incidents in which construction sites have been accessed by unauthorised persons, exposing them to serious...
WorkSafe
Media release
09 Apr 2024
Two fatal incidents in WA workplaces this week have prompted a reminder from WorkSafe to review safety procedures associated with mobile plant. WorkSafe is investigating both incidents to identify whether any breaches of work health and safety laws have occurred and to determine the causes of the incidents. Acting WorkSafe Commissioner Sally North today advised relevant persons in control of a...
WorkSafe
Media release
09 Apr 2024
The owner of Perth carpentry business Integrity Built has been fined $5,000 by the Industrial Magistrates Court for failing to comply with a compliance notice issued by an industrial inspector. Anthony Baker was issued a compliance notice that required him to rectify more than $11,000 in underpayments to his apprentice carpenter. Despite a number of opportunities to resolve the matter, Mr Baker...
Labour Relations
Media release
05 Apr 2024
The state Farm Employees Award has been updated to expand its coverage to the dairy industry. This change, which is effective from 1 July 2024, was made as part of a process being undertaken by the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission to update the scope of a number of private sector WA awards. The coverage of the Farm Employees Award was previously expanded to a broader range of...
Labour Relations
Department News
03 Apr 2024
Information for state system employers and employees on employment arrangements for the Anzac Day public holiday on Thursday, 25 April 2024 has been published. The Anzac Day 2024 public holiday page contains information on employment entitlements for: Award free employers and employees Shop and Warehouse (Wholesale and Retail Establishments) Award Restaurant, Tearoom and Catering Workers Award...
Labour Relations
Department News
20 Mar 2024

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