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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
This information is only relevant to employers and employees in the WA state industrial relations system – sole traders, unincorporated partnerships, unincorporated trusts and some incorporated or not for profit organisations. Find out more on the Guide to who is in the WA state system page. If you...
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
This information is only relevant to employers and employees in the WA state industrial relations system – sole traders, unincorporated partnerships, unincorporated trusts and some incorporated or not for profit organisations. Find out more on the Guide to who is in the WA state system page. If you...
Payroll essentials
This information is only relevant to employers and employees in the WA state industrial relations system – sole traders, unincorporated partnerships, unincorporated trusts and some incorporated or not for profit organisations. Find out more on the Guide to who is in the WA state system page. If you...
Payroll essentials

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Several Western Australian companies in the construction industry have agreed to share their experiences in practical noise control management, to enable more workplaces achieve the 85 dB(A) exposure...
WorkSafe
Information
16 May 2014
Checklist for managing zoonoses risks in abattoirs.
WorkSafe
Checklist
21 May 2014
Learn more about responding to burn injuries.
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
21 May 2014
The loss of your partner or relative in a work-related accident is likely to be a traumatic and difficult experience. To help you, this publication has information on what different government...
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
27 Jun 2018
This guide provides practical guidance for designers, manufacturers, suppliers, couriers and users of surgical instrument set transport cases, and outlines their obligations when transporting and...
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
21 May 2014
A tool for self employed persons, suppliers, service providers, contractors, and subcontractors in the Australian building and construction industry.
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
07 Aug 2014
This guide provides practical guidance for designers, manufacturers, suppliers and users of slashers. OHS legislation requires the control of risk to health and safety, and following this guide is a...
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
21 May 2014
This handbook outlines the legal requirements and provide known industry solutions and strategies to ensure the safe operation of tractors with attached implements on farms.
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
21 May 2014
This bulletin has been produced to raise awareness on occupational safety and health issues relevant to older workers. Employers have a general duty of care to address potential age-related factors...
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
21 May 2014
You can improve the safety of masonry walls during construction work with good planning and preparation, risk management and (where required) temporary supports.
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
23 May 2014

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Announcements

WorkSafe has issued a reminder to employers to use every means at their disposal to protect workers from falls from height. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said today falls had led to a large number of deaths and injuries in workplaces over the past ten years. “Over the past ten years, 28 Western Australian workers have lost their lives as the result of work-related falls, four of these...
WorkSafe
Media release
29 Sep 2016
The Wageline Newsletter September 2016 edition has been published today. Wageline Newsletter is an email service which provides updates on: increases to the state minimum wage and WA award rates of pay other changes to key WA awards critical issues employers need to know to comply with state employment laws You can subscribe to the Wageline Newsletter on the Wageline Newsletter page. Wageline's...
Labour Relations
Department News
22 Sep 2016
Every year Wageline receives hundreds of calls about the differences in working arrangements between employees and subcontractors. New information has been added to the Employee or Subcontractor page , including a new version of Wageline’s Employee or Subcontractor Checklist which is designed to assist in understanding the key aspects of each type of working arrangement.
Labour Relations
Department News
19 Sep 2016
WorkSafe is undertaking a proactive inspection program looking at safety issues in the accommodation industry. The inspection program will continue throughout the 2016/17 financial year in Perth and regional areas of the State, and will focus on smaller accommodation providers such as caravan parks, motels and backpacker accommodation rather than large hotels. WorkSafe Director Joe Attard said...
WorkSafe
Media release
16 Sep 2016
With Acting Commissioner for Consumer Protection David Hillyard Scammers are carrying out research into people at various organisations and either hacking computers or impersonating email accounts in a fraud known as a ‘man in the middle’ attack. Consumer Protection and WA Police Major Fraud Squad warn anyone making payments to third parties to be aware of the increased frequency in attempts to...
Consumer Protection
Department News
08 Sep 2016
WorkSafe is undertaking a proactive inspection program looking at safety issues at amusement centres and with operators of inflatable amusement devices. The inspection program will involve inspectors visiting amusement centres and the operators of inflatable devices such as bouncy castles in Perth and regional areas of the State throughout the 2016/17 financial year. WorkSafe Director Joe Attard...
WorkSafe
Media release
05 Sep 2016
WorkSafe is undertaking a proactive inspection program to look at safety issues in the goods and equipment rental and hire industry. The inspection program will involve inspectors visiting goods and equipment rental and hire businesses of all sizes in Perth and regional areas of the State throughout the 2016/17 financial year. WorkSafe Director Joe Attard said today the inspection program had...
WorkSafe
Media release
02 Sep 2016
WorkSafe is undertaking a proactive inspection program to look at safety issues in the furniture retailing sector. The inspection program will involve inspectors visiting furniture retail outlets of all sizes in Perth and regional areas of the State throughout the 2016/17 financial year. WorkSafe Director Joe Attard said today the significant number of soft tissue lost-time injuries in the sector...
WorkSafe
Media release
30 Aug 2016
Wageline has launched new versions of the annual leave, sick leave and long service leave calculation guides used by thousands of our clients. The new guides, which explain and provide examples of how to calculate leave entitlements, are available on the Wageline's Leave Calculation Guides page .
Labour Relations
Department News
29 Aug 2016
An employee of a civil contracting company has been fined $6000 (and ordered to pay $517.50 in costs) after a fellow employee suffered burns when brake cleaning chemical he had been sprayed with ignited. Chad Gordon Browning pleaded guilty to failing to take reasonable care of the safety of another employee and causing him serious harm, and was fined in the Perth Magistrates Court yesterday. Mr...
WorkSafe
Media release
18 Aug 2016

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