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The information on this page applies only to employers and employees in the WA state industrial relations system. The state system covers businesses which operate as sole traders, unincorporated partnerships, unincorporated trust arrangements as well as any incorporated associations or not for...
Parental leave
Chemicals, just like any other hazard, need to be managed. The information on this page will assist you in achieving this. What should I do to manage chemical hazards? Employers and self employed people have a legal responsibility to obtain adequate information about hazardous substances used in...
Hazardous substances
It is mandatory for employers to release employees who are members of the Reserve to undertake defence service, including defence service training. It is an offence under the federal Defence Reserve Service (Protection) Act for an employer to dismiss or otherwise disadvantage an employee for...
Defence reserve service
Employers are required to continue to pay employees their normal wages or salary when they are summonsed to attend court as a juror or witness. There are significant penalties that apply if an employer refuses to pay or acts in a detrimental way to an employee undertaking jury duty. Employers can...
Jury service
The information on this page applies only to employers and employees in the WA state industrial relations system. The state system covers businesses which operate as sole traders, unincorporated partnerships, unincorporated trust arrangements as well as any incorporated associations or not for...
Sick and carer's leave
Employees should be trained to follow the safety procedures that are in place to reduce the risk of aggression in the workplace. There should be prior consultation with all relevant parties regarding the training delivered. This information should also be included in induction training for new...
Aggression
Risk management of aggression in the workplace involves a systematic and planned approach that covers the associated risks to employee safety. A risk assessment involves identifying the sources of risk, risk factors and the consequences if a worker is exposed to a hazard. Hazard identification...
Aggression
This page contains frequently asked questions on aggression in the workplace. Is aggression in the workplace a work issue or a police issue? The Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 contains general duties and responsibilities placed upon people to ensure their own safety at work, and that of...
Aggression
Duty holders and legislation that relate to aggression in the workplace The Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 and regulations place certain duties on employers, employees, self-employed people, manufacturers, designers, importers and suppliers and must be complied with. Duties include: Not...
Aggression
The information on this page applies only to employers and employees in the WA state industrial relations system. The state system covers businesses which operate as sole traders, unincorporated partnerships, unincorporated trust arrangements as well as any incorporated associations or not for...
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This handbook has been developed by WorkSafe Victoria to encourage the safe use of quad bikes and outlines legal requirements and strategies to ensure the safe operation of quad bikes on farms...
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
22 May 2014
What should you know about quad bike safety?
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
22 May 2014
This poster highlights things you need to consider before purchasing a quad bike for on-farm use.
WorkSafe
Poster
04 Jun 2014
The information in this checklist may assist you in selecting the safest vehicle for different jobs or conditions on your farm.
WorkSafe
Checklist
22 May 2014
This guide is to help workers identify and deal with bullying in the workplace - Chinese
WorkSafe
Guidance note
22 May 2014
This guide is to help workers identify and deal with bullying in the workplace - Malay
WorkSafe
Guidance note
22 May 2014
This guide is aimed at those in control and those performing any work under or near to overhead power lines. It is particularly relevant where plant or equipment such as scaffold components, roofing or other building materials, cranes or irrigation equipment are operated or moved under or in the vicinity of overhead power lines.
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
22 May 2014
Electricians, plumbers, pest control operators, installers of ceiling insulation; roof aerials; solar panels; air-conditioning systems, and other persons entering ceiling spaces or working on roofs...
WorkSafe
Bulletin
14 Jul 2016
This bulletin provides information on the risks and some safe work practices when travelling in remote locations. Identify the hazard Extreme weather conditions, remoteness and vast distances in...
WorkSafe
Bulletin
14 Mar 2016
Employers and self employed people have general duties under the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 (the OSH Act) and requirements under the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996. What...
WorkSafe
Bulletin
29 Jun 2017

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Announcements

As of today, the Western Australian state minimum wage has increased by $20.00 to $665.90 per week for full time adult employees. All State award minimum rates have also increased. Don’t get caught out paying incorrect rates of pay! Contact Wageline today and we will email you the award summary for your industry, containing pay rates and other useful information. The updated rates are on the WA...
Labour Relations
Alert
01 Jul 2014
WorkSafe will soon undertake an inspection program to look at safety issues in motor vehicle repair businesses. Throughout the 2014/15 financial year in metropolitan and regional areas, inspectors will look at mechanical repair workplaces, from large chains to small businesses and mechanical workshops in car dealer and vehicle rental premises. WorkSafe Director Joe Attard said today that motor...
WorkSafe
Media release
26 Jun 2014
WorkSafe will soon undertake an inspection program to look at safety issues in the catering sector. Beginning next week and continuing throughout the 2014/15 financial year in both metropolitan and regional areas, the program will look at catering companies of all sizes, from large-scale catering to small operations. WorkSafe Director Joe Attard said today that catering had been identified as a...
WorkSafe
Media release
25 Jun 2014
A Wattleup vegetable packing and export business has been fined $33,000 (plus almost $1200 in costs) over a lack of machinery guarding that resulted in a worker’s thumb being crushed. North East Equity Pty Ltd – trading as Sumich’s – pleaded guilty to failing to provide a safe workplace and, by that failure, causing serious injury to an employee, and was fined in the Fremantle Magistrates Court...
WorkSafe
Media release
24 Jun 2014
The WA Industrial Relations Commission has granted a $20 per week increase to the State minimum wage and pay rates under WA awards. The increase is effective from the first pay period on or after 1 July 2014. Wageline is currently updating the WA award summaries with the new rates of pay, and these will be published shortly. To be notified of changes in your award, subscribe to Wageline's Award...
Labour Relations
Alert
23 Jun 2014
A Newburn company has been fined $5500 plus costs for failing to identify the presence and location of asbestos at one of its workplaces.
WorkSafe
Media release
22 May 2014
The boom in strata developments and land sales in WA has prompted Consumer Protection to offer advice to off-the-plan buyers of land or property. A new consumer guide, now available online, gives useful information on the pros and cons of buying land or property off-the-plan. Acting Commissioner for Consumer Protection Gary Newcombe said, while the vast majority of developments are completed...
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 May 2014
West Perth builder John Joseph Dryka (reg. 3997) has been ordered by the State Administrative Tribunal to pay fines of $10,000 and costs of $2,000 for misleading conduct under the Building Services (Registration) Act 2011. In proceedings initiated by the Building Services Board and finalised on 31 March 2014, the builder was found to have misled the City of Stirling and an insurer as to the...
Building Commission
Media release
08 May 2014
Consumer Protection has issued a warning about an online retail website which, in too many cases, fails to deliver products or offer refunds. Pronto Online ( www.prontoonline.com.au ), operated by Fergus Patrick Turner of Parmelia, has been the subject of a high number of complaints in recent months related to orders taking an unreasonable length of time to arrive or not being delivered at all...
Consumer Protection
Media release
08 May 2014
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 8 May 2014, most BP and Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price by 12 cents per litre (cpl) up to 159.9 cpl. Most Caltex and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price up to 158.9 cpl, most Gull sites up to 157.9 cpl, and most Peak sites up to 156.9 cpl. Tomorrow's...
Consumer Protection
Media release
07 May 2014

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