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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...
WA pay rates and award summaries
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...
Pay rates for apprentices and trainees
Inhalation of asbestos fibres can cause asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma. Asbestos is a serious issue for Australia and will continue to be so for many years, despite the ban on new uses of asbestos in 2003. Asbestos can be classified into two main types, 'friable' or 'non-friable'. Friable...
Asbestos
This page contains frequently asked questions on asbestos. I’m not sure which WA agency would best help me with my asbestos query. See the 'Asbestos Issues: Who to call' brochure. What products might asbestos be found in? Asbestos cement products such as building materials ('fibro'), fences,...
Asbestos
This page contains frequently asked questions on alcohol and drugs. Why should there be a policy on alcohol and drugs in the workplace? There are a number of reasons why it may be appropriate to develop a workplace policy on alcohol and other drugs: An employer could be found in breach of the...
Alcohol and drugs
Employers or people in control of workplaces where hazardous substances are used must keep and maintain an up to date hazardous substances register that is readily available to staff. Risk assessments must also be performed on hazardous substances to minimise exposure and protect the health and...
Hazardous substances
The Building Commission protects the community by setting standards and ensuring contractors have the skills, experience and financial capacity to deliver quality building services. It is illegal for an individual, partnership or company to contract for or carry out a building service without first...
Find a registered building service provider or licensed plumber
The following information is about substances that meet the definition of 'hazardous substances' in the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996. There are also requirements for ensuring the safety with other chemicals at the workplace and these are outlined under Chemical control and Safety...
Hazardous substances
This page answers some of the most frequently asked questions relating to noise. How can noise affect your life? Hearing loss caused by noise is insidious and permanent. It can cause isolation at home and socially and decrease efficiency at work. High pitched sounds, such as consonants and women's...
Noise and vibration
This page contains frequently asked questions on noise and vibration.
Noise and vibration

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Do you need information on controlling the risks of nanotechnology?
WorkSafe
Bulletin
21 May 2014
This information bulletin provides guidance for wearing helmets on construction sites in accordance with the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 and Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996.
WorkSafe
Bulletin
21 Jul 2016
This information bulletin is intended to provide guidance to employers and employees for the selection, use and maintenance of personal protective gloves. Should gloves be worn? The three steps in...
WorkSafe
Bulletin
11 Mar 2016
What types of guarding should be used on food mixers?
WorkSafe
Bulletin
21 May 2014
Do you operate or work in a bakery?
WorkSafe
Bulletin
14 Mar 2016
Do you think you have been treated unfairly, inappropriately and/or unreasonably at work, then go to this document to see which agency will be able to assist you.
WorkSafe
Directory
21 May 2014
Do you need a worksheet to help you manage the risks of slips, trips and falls?
WorkSafe
Information
21 May 2014
This information bulletin is intended to provide guidance to employers, employees and the self-employed in the nail industry What safety and health hazards do nail technicians face? Nail technicians...
WorkSafe
Bulletin
11 Mar 2016
What can I do to prevent injuries from power take-offs?
WorkSafe
Bulletin
22 Feb 2017
What are the requirements for managing the removal of workers from lead-risk work?
WorkSafe
Bulletin
21 May 2014

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Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 17 April 2014, most Caltex, Caltex Woolworths, Coles Express and BP sites are increasing their ULP price by 13 cents per litre (cpl) up to 158.9 cpl. Most Gull sites are increasing their ULP price up to 157.9 cpl, most United sites up to 157.7 cpl and most Peak sites up to 156.9 cpl. Tomorrow's...
Consumer Protection
Media release
16 Apr 2014
A Broome used car dealer and one of its directors have been ordered to pay a total of $13,766 in fines, compensation and costs after being found guilty of making false representations to two customers. Thomrowe Pty Ltd, trading as Motorhouse of Clementson Street Broome, and a director who was granted a spent conviction order, were each fined a total of $2,500 on 14 April 2014 over the two charges...
Consumer Protection
Media release
15 Apr 2014
Kalamunda building company Heritage Homes (WA) Pty Ltd (reg. 9081) and its director Paul Vincent Monkhouse (reg. 3967) have been ordered by the Building Services Board to pay a total of $3,500 to the Building Commissioner for negligent conduct under the Building Services (Registration) Act 2011 . The company was found to have failed to reduce to writing 41 variations to a home building work...
Building Commission
Media release
14 Apr 2014
Victims of the tech support scam have recently reported having their bank accounts raided with two Perth men losing $10,000 each. The scammers gained access to one man's computer after calling him, claiming to be from Microsoft and convincing him that there was a problem that needed to be fixed. The scammers prompted the victim to inadvertently disclose sensitive personal information, allowing...
Consumer Protection
Media release
10 Apr 2014
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 10 April 2014, most Coles Express, Caltex, Caltex Woolworths and BP sites are increasing their ULP price by 11 cents per litre (cpl) up to 157.9 cpl. Most Gull sites are increasing their ULP price up to 156.9 cpl and most Peak sites up to 155.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan average price for ULP...
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 Apr 2014
WorkSafe is investigating the work-related death of a man at a worksite in Jurien Bay this morning. Inspectors have travelled to the site and will investigate the circumstances. The incident happened at around 9am, 5km west of Brand Highway on Jurien East Road. WorkSafe thoroughly investigates serious work-related injuries and deaths in WA with a view to preventing future incidents of a similar...
WorkSafe
Media release
04 Apr 2014
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that's the advice from FuelWatch . On Thursday, 3 April 2014, most Coles Express, Caltex Woolworths and BP sites are increasing their ULP price by 12 cents per litre (cpl) up to 158.9 cpl. Most Caltex sites are increasing their ULP price up to 157.9 cpl, most Gull sites up to 156.9 cpl and most Peak sites up to 155.9 cpl. Tomorrow's...
Consumer Protection
Media release
02 Apr 2014
Wednesday 2 April 2014 10.30am Consumer Protection Media Room Level 6, Forrest Centre 219 St Georges Tce, Perth Hear from 51-year-old Jenny from Perth, who lost a six figure sum in six weeks through an online dating scam and has become the first known WA romance fraud victim to receive money back. Detective Senior Sergeant Dom Blackshaw from WA Police Major Fraud Squad will be able to speak...
Consumer Protection
Media release
02 Apr 2014
A Perth woman who lost a six figure sum in an online dating scam says she feels like she has won the lottery after becoming the first known Western Australian romance fraud victim to get money back. 51-year-old Jenny has so far received 40% of the total amount she sent to an overseas bank account in late 2013 during a fictitious relationship with ‘Gary’ who she met on a well-known dating website...
Consumer Protection
Media release
02 Apr 2014
Directors of former Darlington-based company Mount Tamborine Property Services Pty Ltd have been ordered to pay fines, court costs and compensation totalling around $111,000 for an array of building offences. Ernest Jackson and Corinne Evangeline Jackson were successfully prosecuted by the Building Commission through proceedings that began at the Midland Magistrates Court in December 2012 and...
Building Commission
Media release
31 Mar 2014

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