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Priority three sets out WorkSafe's key priorities in regards to respiratory hazards. Intent Drive improvements in the workplace management of hazardous dusts and protect workers from harm. Outcomes/objectives Improves PCBU and worker awareness of the health risks of silica, asbestos and other...
Our key priorities
Priority two sets out WorkSafe's key priorities in regards to Psychosocial hazards. Intent Improve the management of psychosocial hazards in the workplace, and promote positive work practices supporting mental health and wellbeing. Outcomes/objectives Increased capability of PCBUs and workers to...
Our key priorities
Priority one sets out WorkSafe's key priorities in regards to repeat hazard exposure. Intent Increase awareness of workplace hazards that can cause multiple and repeat fatalities and serious injuries, and drive the adoption of appropriate risk management strategies. Outcomes/objectives Duty holders...
Our key priorities
Learn how WorkSafe is planning to achieve the aims and goals of The way forward : Priority four Consultation and representation. Regulatory activities and outputs: Raise awareness and seek compliance Compliance strategy Adopt an outreach approach, with two dedicated support officers within Safety...
How we’ll get there
Learn how WorkSafe is planning to achieve the aims and goals of The way forward: Priority one: Repeat hazard exposure. Regulator activities and outputs: Raise awareness and seek compliance Compliance strategy Interrogate available data sources to better understand the causation factors, including...
How we’ll get there
Learn how WorkSafe is planning to achieve the aims and goals of The way forward: Priority two Psychosocial hazards. Regulatory activities and outputs: Raise awareness and seek compliance Compliance strategy Ensure the WHS regulatory framework has a consistent approach to psychosocial hazards,...
How we’ll get there
Learn how WorkSafe is planning to achieve the aims and goals of The way forward: Priority three Respiratory hazards . Regulatory activities and outputs: Raise awareness and seek compliance Compliance strategy Review and develop compliance tools (e.g. policies, procedures, templates, regulatory...
How we’ll get there
The way forward addresses WorkSafe's approach to emerging challenges including our aim, contributing factors, focus areas and new types of work. Aim Emerging challenges are recognised and addressed in a coordinated and collaborative fashion. Contributory factors New technology capabilities can...
About the strategy
Read a brief outline of WorkSafe's vision, goals, role and key priorities. What is WorkSafe's vision for work health and safety? Healthy and safe workplaces in Western Australia. What is our goal? To reduce work-related fatalities by ten percent and reduce the incidence of serious injuries and...
About the strategy
WorkSafe: The way forward is a high-level three-year rolling strategy to guide WorkSafe’s efforts to influence the industry to reduce work-related fatalities, injuries and illnesses, going beyond day-to-day regulatory activities. The way forward will be implemented during the 2023-24 to 2025-26...
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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.
WorkSafe
Information
22 Jan 2024
This guide highlights the importance of integrating human factors (HF) into safety management systems (SMS) to reduce the likelihood and outcome of major incidents. Many operators are already taking...
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
19 Jan 2024
This self-assessment tool and the guide to using the tool have been developed to assist petroleum and major hazard facility operators in designing and maintaining safety management systems that...
WorkSafe
Information
19 Jan 2024
When hand-held or quick cut concrete or masonry saws are used, potentially violent kickback, push-back or pull-in forces can occur suddenly and be difficult to control. The use of these saws without...
WorkSafe
Information
08 Jan 2024
Guildelines provide more information on the requirements of legislation and details good practice. Alcohol and other drugs at the workplace - guideline Dealing with bullying at work - guideline...
WorkSafe
Guidance note
14 Jun 2024
Significant incident reports suggest practical measures to assist in reducing the risk of incidents reoccuring. 2021 SIR No. 288: Off-highway haul truck tyre blowout in workshop injures workers SIR...
WorkSafe
Reports
22 Dec 2023
In 2023, WorkSafe received reports of two near miss incidents involving overhead bridge cranes. In each case, crane technicians used a scissor lift type of elevating work platform (EWP) to work at...
WorkSafe
Bulletin
01 Mar 2024
The Interim Report of the Ministerial Review of the State Industrial Relations System was published on 20 March 2018. The Interim Report was republished on 20 April 2018 to make a correction to an...
Labour Relations
Reports
08 Dec 2023
WorkSafe is aware of several recent incidents that resulted in people being exposed to asbestos where workers have conducted repairs on fire doors containing friable asbestos. Historically, fire...
WorkSafe
Bulletin
21 Dec 2023

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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
WorkSafe is extending the transition period to complete the mining statutory position certification from 30 March 2025 to 30 March 2026. Under the Work Health and Safety (Mines) Regulations, statutory positions carry out specific functions at mining operations. They are classified into several categories, with different functions and obligations, levels of knowledge, experience, and formal...
WorkSafe
Media release
14 Mar 2024
Easter is just around the corner. The Western Australian public holidays for the 2024 Easter period are: Good Friday – Friday 29 March Easter Sunday – Sunday 31 March Easter Monday – Monday 1 April Wageline will be closed across the Easter period and reopen on Tuesday 2 April. Visit the Easter 2024 public holiday entitlements page for details on the public holiday entitlements for Easter public...
Labour Relations
Department News
18 Mar 2024
In 2023, Wageline launched a series of employment explainer videos to help WA employers and employees understand their rights and obligations under state employment laws. Wageline has now expanded this series with the launch of three new videos on key long service leave topics: Taking long service leave Cashing out long service leave Long service leave record keeping obligations These videos are...
Labour Relations
Department News
06 Mar 2024
With the entertainment industry alive with activity, the spotlight is on young performers and raising awareness of child employment laws in Western Australia. In WA there are laws which restrict the types of jobs and work children can be employed to do, and the hours they can work. These laws apply to businesses in both the state and national industrial relations systems. Children are considered...
Labour Relations
Department News
05 Mar 2024
Private Sector Labour Relations (PSLR) industrial inspector’s new tools have resulted in four businesses receiving civil infringement notices during 2023. In June 2022, industrial inspectors received enhanced powers and new compliance tools including the introduction of a power to issue civil infringement notices. An industrial inspector may issue a civil infringement notice to a person whom they...
Labour Relations
Department News
26 Feb 2024
With Ex-TC Lincoln threatening the N-W coast, businesses in the affected area have been reminded to ensure that cyclone contingency plans have been established and are in operation. The Bureau of Meteorology expects the system to move out to sea, and there is a high chance it will re-intensify as a cyclone and track towards the west Pilbara coast this weekend. Acting WorkSafe Commissioner Sally...
WorkSafe
Media release
22 Feb 2024

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