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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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The film New to the Job can be used as part of an induction program for new workers. Running Time: 23:03 mins
WorkSafe
Training material
29 May 2014
This video includes the reflections of Dr Jim McNulty (former Commissioner for Health) concerning asbestos mining operations at Wittenoom which led to serious health problems for workers at the mine...
WorkSafe
Information
29 May 2014
This film will show you how to identify hazardous substances, assess the risk of injury or harm and control the risk Running Time: 12:13 mins
WorkSafe
Training material
21 May 2014
This film will show you how to identify hazardous manual tasks, how to assess risks arising from hazardous manual tasks, and how to control the risk. Running time: 11:32 mins
WorkSafe
Training material
21 May 2014
Falling from one level to another is a major workplace hazard and is the most common cause of death from traumatic injuries in construction. Fall hazards occur in all industries and most fatalities...
WorkSafe
Training material
29 May 2014
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
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

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Announcements

WorkSafe is conducting an inspection program to look at safety standards and issues in the waste and recycling industry. The program will continue through the financial year, and will be conducted in both metropolitan and regional areas of the State. WorkSafe Director Joe Attard said today the sector was being targeted because of its wide range of hazards that could result in serious injuries. “...
WorkSafe
Media release
28 Jan 2016
The state Metal Trades (General) Award has been amended to increase the tool allowance to $17.10 per week for tradespeople (with a proportionate increase for apprentices). Other allowances including meal allowance and the leading hand allowance have also been increased. The changes were effective as of the first pay period on or after 5 November 2015. The most common allowances are displayed in...
Labour Relations
Alert
15 Jan 2016
WorkSafe has commenced a proactive inspection program to look at safety in the recreational diving and snorkelling industry. The inspection program will run until the end of the financial year and will include both metropolitan and regional areas of the State. WorkSafe WA Director Joe Attard said today that, although the number of injuries in the recreational diving and snorkelling industry was...
WorkSafe
Media release
12 Jan 2016
WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch today provided information on the current status of the consultation process and development of the Work Health and safety (WHS) laws. “In August 2014, the State Government announced that it intended to craft the best version of the national legislation, adapted and suited to the Western Australian work environment,” Mr McCulloch said. “The Western...
WorkSafe
Media release
16 Dec 2015
Many WA awards require employees to be paid a location allowance when working in certain regional towns. Visit the Location Allowance page for details on which WA awards have a location allowance requirement, which WA towns it applies to and the payment rates for location allowance.
Labour Relations
Alert
14 Dec 2015
A Kalgoorlie recycling business and its Director have been fined a total of $52,500 after a worker was injured at their yard in 2013. Swiftstar Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to failing to provide a safe workplace and was fined $35,000 in the Kalgoorlie Magistrates Court last week. Director John Bronislaw Roman pleaded guilty as a Director to failing to provide a safe workplace and was fined $17,500...
WorkSafe
Media release
11 Dec 2015
A Kalgoorlie engine repair company has been fined $80,000 and ordered to pay $6000 in costs after an apprentice was seriously burned when a tractor engine ignited at a social event at its premises. Primepower Engineering Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe workplace and, by that failure, causing serious harm to an employee, and was fined in the Kalgoorlie Magistrates...
WorkSafe
Media release
09 Dec 2015
An Osborne Park glass importing company has been fined a total of $45,000 over the death of a worker in 2013. Moscou Holdings Pty Ltd – who, together with Rite Angles Pty Ltd, trades as Penguin International – pleaded guilty to failing to provide a safe workplace and, by that failure, causing the death of the worker, and was fined $45,000 in the Perth Magistrates Court last week. The partner,...
WorkSafe
Media release
09 Dec 2015
A company engaged in fabricating, maintaining and repairing mining equipment has been fined $90,000 after a labour hire worker was killed in its metal fabrication workshop. RCR Mining Pty Ltd was found guilty in August of failing to provide and maintain a safe workplace for two labour hire workers, and causing the death of one of them, in the Perth Magistrates Court, and was fined $90,000 this...
WorkSafe
Media release
04 Dec 2015
WorkSafe has issued a reminder to all workplaces to keep safety a high priority in the lead-up to the festive season. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said today that November had been a particularly bad month in terms of work-related deaths. “Five workers died over a period of ten days in work-related incidents this month,” Mr McCulloch said. “As we head towards the end of the year and the...
WorkSafe
Media release
30 Nov 2015

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