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This information sheet is intended to assist persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs) to prevent and respond to incidents of workplace gendered violence. Download this document Information sheet: Gendered violence - Sexual harassment
Violence and aggression
This information sheet is intended to assist persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs) to prevent and respond to incidents of workplace gendered violence. Download this document Information sheet - Gendered violence: Sexual assault
Violence and aggression
A checklist for removing Class B Asbestos (non-friable), for both licenced asbestos removalists and for those removing small quantities (less than 10 m 2 ) who do not require a licence. Download this document Health and safety checklist - Class B Asbestos (non friable) removal work
Asbestos
This information sheet provides advice to persons in control of a workplace and those involved in inspecting, removing, managing or disposing of asbestos contaminated soils at workplaces. This information sheet deals with soils at a workplace, which are contaminated with asbestos containing...
Asbestos
How can I comply with the new work health and safety laws? Under the Work Health and Safety and Regulations 2022 (WHS Regulations), duty holders will be required to manage the risk of falls at workplaces, as prescribed by the following regulations: Regulation 78 – Management of risk of fall...
Slips and trips and falls
The Work Health and Safety Act and accompanying regulations came into effect on 31 March 2022. Go to the Work Health and Safety laws website For information about WA's work health and safety (WHS) laws
About WorkSafe
Human factors are an integral component of safe and efficient operations within major hazard facility, petroleum and geothermal energy operations. These types of operations have major accident potential and many safety critical tasks to prevent and mitigate major accident events are human-dependent...
Human factors
This page outlines the potential penalties for employers who contravene the WA Long Service Leave Act and provides information on the accessorial liability provisions. Visit the main Long Service Leave page for links to other information on long service leave in Western Australia including who is...
Long service leave
This page outlines how to calculate what employees get paid for a period of long service leave, or payment for long service leave when employment ceases, under the WA Long Service Leave Act. Visit the main Long Service Leave page for links to other information on long service leave in Western...
Long service leave
This page outlines when an employee is eligible for long service leave under the WA Long Service Leave Act and how much long service leave an employee is entitled to. Visit the main Long Service Leave page for links to other information on long service leave in Western Australia including who is...
Long service leave

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This code of practice provides practical guidance on how to manage risks associated with asbestos, asbestos containing material (ACM) and asbestos-contaminated dust or debris (ACD) at the workplace...
WorkSafe
Code of practice
18 Jul 2022
This code of practice provides practical guidance for those who design, construct, import, supply or install plant or structures, on how to eliminate, or if that is not possible, minimise the risk of...
WorkSafe
Code of practice
18 Jul 2022
This code of practice provides practical guidance on how to eliminate, or if that is not possible, minimise the risk of falls from height in housing construction. This code of practice should be read...
WorkSafe
Code of practice
18 Jul 2022
This code of practice provides practical guidance on how to manage health and safety risks associated with hazardous chemicals used in the workplace.
WorkSafe
Code of practice
15 Jul 2022
This Code provides practical guidance on how to manage health and safety risks associated with stevedoring. This Code has been developed to support the WHS Act and WHS Regulations and applies to all...
WorkSafe
Code of practice
15 Jul 2022
This code of practice provides practical guidance on how to manage health and safety risks associated with abrasive blasting.
WorkSafe
Code of practice
15 Jul 2022
This code of practice provides practical guidance on how to effectively consult with workers who carry out work for the business or undertaking and who are (or are likely to be) directly affected by...
WorkSafe
Code of practice
14 Sep 2022
This code of practice provides practical guidance on how to effectively provide first aid in the workplace. It includes information on first aid kits, procedures, facilities and training for first...
WorkSafe
Code of practice
20 Jul 2022
This code of practice provides practical guidance on how to effectively provide first aid in the workplace. It includes information on first aid kits, procedures, facilities and training for first...
WorkSafe
Code of practice
15 Jul 2022
This code of practice provides practical guidance on how to manage health and safety risks associated with work carried out in a confined space
WorkSafe
Code of practice
15 Jul 2022

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The Managing Director of a Bayswater recycling company has been fined $70,000 over an incident in which a labour hire worker’s arm was amputated at the shoulder. Salvatore Tomo Mangione, Managing Director of Resource Recovery Solutions Pty Ltd, pleaded guilty to failing as a director to provide and maintain a safe work environment and, by that failure, causing serious harm to a labour hire worker...
WorkSafe
Media release
28 Jun 2022
A minimum entitlement to five days’ unpaid family and domestic violence leave has been introduced for all employees in the state industrial relations system. An employee is able to take unpaid family and domestic violence leave if: the employee is experiencing family and domestic violence; and the employee needs to do something to deal with the impact of the family and domestic violence; and it...
Labour Relations
Department News
27 Jun 2022
It is now compulsory for all employers in state industrial relations system to provide their employees with pay slips containing specific information. The new pay slip requirements commenced on 20 June 2022, along with expanded employment record keeping obligations for employers. Employers now face significant penalties for not providing a pay slip, or providing a pay slip that is false or...
Labour Relations
Department News
23 Jun 2022
WorkSafe Commissioner Darren Kavanagh will conduct an inquiry into the agricultural industry after the 12 th work-related death in 12 months in the sector yesterday. A 24-year-old male died yesterday between Varley Creek and Lake King in the Great Southern. He was moving a bogged vehicle with a tractor when the towing equipment he was using failed and he was struck in the head, causing fatal...
WorkSafe
Media release
22 Jun 2022
Many WA awards require employees to be paid a location allowance when employed in certain regional towns. Location allowances have just been increased by the 2022 Location Allowance General Order, and new rates take effect from the first pay period on or after 1 July 2022. The new rates for each town and a list of the relevant WA awards are available on the Location Allowance for employees in...
Labour Relations
Department News
21 Jun 2022
A transport service company has been fined a total of $89,000 (and ordered to pay $6807 in costs) after being convicted on 24 charges under the State’s workplace fatigue management laws. JSS Logistics Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to breaching fatigue management regulations, and was fined in the Midland Magistrates Court yesterday. A total of 21 charges related to breaches of hours of work fatigue...
WorkSafe
Media release
17 Jun 2022
WorkSafe is investigating the work-related death this morning of a worker at a North Coogee salt refinery. He was reported to have been working with a conveyor belt when he was caught in the belt. WorkSafe investigators examine the circumstances of incidents with a view to ensuring compliance and preventing future incidents of a similar nature. WorkSafe Commissioner Darren Kavanagh said any work-...
WorkSafe
Media release
16 Jun 2022
Friday, 10 June 2022 Commercial tenancy laws covering retail shops now under review Various emerging issues to be canvassed during consultation phase Lease rights regarding rents, operating costs and duration of tenancy explored The laws which govern commercial tenancy agreements between small retailers and landlords, including shopping centre owners, are being reviewed by the McGowan Government...
Consumer Protection
Media release
10 Jun 2022
This year’s State Wage Case, in which the WA Industrial Relations Commission considers increases to the state minimum wage and WA award pay rates, is currently in progress. You can subscribe to Wageline News or follow Wageline on social media and we will let you know when the State Wage Case decision is issued by the WA Industrial Relations Commission later in June.
Labour Relations
Department News
10 Jun 2022
The WA Long Service Leave Act applies to many state and national system employers and employees in Western Australia. On 20 June 2022, a number of important changes to the Long Service Leave Act commenced. Key changes include: Modernisation of the types of paid and unpaid absences that count towards long service leave accrual; Provision for greater flexibility in how long service leave is taken;...
Labour Relations
Department News
22 Jun 2022

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