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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. Hearing high pitched sounds, such as consonants and...
Noise and vibration
This page contains frequently asked questions on noise and vibration.
Noise and vibration
Ototoxic chemicals are chemicals that result in hearing loss Introduction It is well documented that occupational noise exposure is a significant health hazard that leads to permanent noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) and we have the National Exposure Standard for Occupational Noise to deal with...
Noise and vibration
This page provides useful links to assist you with the control of risks associated with hazardous substances.
Hazardous substances
As part of its function, Building and Energy provides an avenue for both consumers and builders to resolve disputes relating to the carrying out of regulated building services and home building work contracts. These services are provided to parties as an alternative to the commencement of court...
Building service and home building contract complaints
Boards and committees: Building Services Board Plumbers Licensing Board Plumbing Industry Reference Group (PIRG), a committee of the Plumbers Licensing Board hosted by Building and Energy 6 Star Committee
Boards and committees
Building regulation Through a range of regulation reforms, Building and Energy has delivered the most significant transformation of Western Australian building laws in over 50 years. Architects Act 2004 The Architects Act 2004 provides for the effective registration of architects in WA. It...
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This bulletin has been produced to provide guidance for employers in managing the occupational safety and health of migrant workers.
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
21 May 2014
This bulletin has been produced to provide guidance for community groups on occupational safety and health in relation to migrant workers.
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
21 May 2014
Would you benefit from guidance on how to create a fatigue management plan for your drivers and operators?
WorkSafe
Information
21 May 2014
What is the difference between a forklift truck and an order picking forklift truck ? When is a licence required for a non-slewing mobile crane and an elevating work platform ?
WorkSafe
Information
21 May 2014
This fact sheet provides information for employees and managers in the baking, restaurant and food preparation industries on the hazards of breathing in flour dust and ways to reduce the risk.
WorkSafe
Bulletin
22 May 2014
Would you like a checklist to assess and manage the risks of aggression in your workplace?
WorkSafe
Information
21 May 2014
Developing and implementing an aggression in the workplace prevention policy can support an employer’s integrated risk management and prevention approach for aggression in the workplace.
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
11 Jun 2014
This fact sheet provides information on what to do when aggression in the workplace occurs.
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
22 May 2014
To prevent and control aggression in the workplace risks, prepare a management plan to identify potential threatening or aggressive incidents at work which may injure or harm the health of employees and others at the workplace.
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
21 May 2014
This fact sheet outlines the importance when designing a building, vehicle or structure, and when planning the layout of a work site, to give consideration to the hazardous situations that have been identified and the measures that may permanently reduce the risk of aggression in the workplace.
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
11 Jun 2014

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A former registered WorkSafe Assessor has been fined $1800 (and ordered to pay $488.50 in costs) for not complying with his duties in assessing candidates for High Risk Work Licences. Cornelius Van Luxemborg – also known as Kees Van Luxemborg - pleaded guilty to six charges relating to the issue of notices of satisfactory assessment for High Risk Work Licences, and was fined in the Fremantle...
WorkSafe
Media release
13 Jul 2016
WorkSafe is undertaking a proactive inspection program to look at safety issues in pubs, taverns and bars. The inspection program will involve inspectors visiting pub, tavern and bar workplaces in Perth and regional areas of the State throughout the 2016/17 financial year. WorkSafe Director Joe Attard said today the significant number of lost-time injuries in the sector had prompted the...
WorkSafe
Media release
07 Jul 2016
WorkSafe is undertaking a proactive inspection program to look at safety issues relating to mobile plant and the movement of mobile plant in retail and transport workplaces. The inspection program will involve inspectors visiting retail and transport workplaces in Perth and regional areas of the State throughout the 2016/17 financial year. WorkSafe Director Joe Attard said today the program was...
WorkSafe
Media release
28 Jun 2016
Wageline has updated the minimum rates for award-free employees and the pay rates in Wageline’s WA Award Summaries. View the new WA Award Summaries and minimum rates . The new wage rates apply from the first pay period or after 1 July 2016. The state minimum wage for adult award-free employees will increase by $13 to $692.90 per week. Adult pay rates under state awards will also increase by $13...
Labour Relations
Department News
27 Jun 2016
WorkSafe has issued a reminder to employers about the hazards of working on or near brittle or fragile roofing materials. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said today employers should ensure they always operate in accordance with the relevant regulations and code of practice. “WA’s Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 have prescriptive requirements concerning working at heights,...
WorkSafe
Media release
22 Jun 2016
Businesses in regional areas of WA have been invited to nominate for the prestigious Work Safety Awards Western Australia 2016. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said today the Awards aimed to publicly acknowledge the excellent workplace innovations and occupational safety and health systems being developed in WA. “The Work Safety Awards Western Australia recognise outstanding occupational...
WorkSafe
Media release
17 Jun 2016
An infrastructure company has been fined $50,000 over an incident in 2011 that resulted in a worker having both legs amputated below the knee. The Pilbara Infrastructure - a wholly owned subsidiary of Fortescue Metals Group Ltd - pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe work environment for a person who was not an employee, and was fined in the Perth Magistrates Court today. The...
WorkSafe
Media release
09 Jun 2016
WorkSafe has issued a further warning to carefully check High Risk Work Licences after discovering another falsified licence. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said today WorkSafe had recently been alerted to a licence that had been altered to include classes of high risk work for which the owner had not been trained. “In this latest instance, a licence was presented to a Canning Vale...
WorkSafe
Media release
07 Jun 2016
Wageline is currently developing a new look and format for its WA Award Summaries. Wageline’s WA Award Summaries provide employers and employees with a snapshot of pay rates and key employment conditions in the relevant state award, as well as critical information for employers on obligations on other state employment laws such as long service leave and employment of children. From 1 July...
Labour Relations
Department News
02 Jun 2016
The WA Industrial Relations Commission today increased the state minimum wage and award wages by $13 per week, effective from the first pay period on or after 1 July 2016. The state minimum wage for adult award-free employees will increase by $13 to $692.90 per week. Adult pay rates under state awards will also increase by $13. Junior rates will increase proportionately. Wageline will update the...
Labour Relations
Alert
10 Jun 2016

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