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Urea formaldehyde foam insulation (UFFI) is a mixture of urea formaldehyde resin, foaming agent and propellant, which was used to insulate hard to access areas in buildings. How common is UFFI? UFFI...
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
05 Jan 2015
A warning has been issued on the dangers of storing and handling flammable liquids, particularly petrol. A serious accident involving a jerrycan full of petrol renewed calls for caution in the...
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
23 May 2014
Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) are a group of synthetic chlorinated organic compounds which has played an important part in many industrial products. What are PCBs? PCBs are very stable chemicals...
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
08 Jun 2020
This fact sheet provides information on the legislation covering cyanide in Western Australia as well as safe handling, storage, disposal, health effects, first aid and safety issues relating to...
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
29 Jun 2017
Fibreglass is a form of synthetic or man-made mineral fibre. Other forms include rockwool and ceramic fibre. This information deals only with fibreglass. What is fibreglass? There are two common...
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
23 May 2014
This case study demonstrates a successful application of ANC – a new technology of noise control for low-frequency noise – to a noise problem in an educational building.
WorkSafe
Information
20 May 2014
The State Industrial Relations Coverage in WA publication uses a range of data sources to provide an estimate of how many employees are within the state industrial relations system.
Labour Relations
Information
20 May 2014
These guidelines for the safe management of high voltage electrical installations are issued under Section 33AA of the Electricity Act 1945 (WA) by the Director of Energy Safety and are endorsed by...
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
26 May 2014
This page contains control ideas for some specific tasks in the meat manufacturing industry. Risk factors and solutions Slaughter floor Removing heads, trimming and washing (beef) Risk factors...
WorkSafe
Information
26 May 2014
Display this poster in your workplace to show how to deal with a burn.
WorkSafe
Poster
21 May 2014

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Announcements

A common misconception amongst employers and employees is that casual employees are not entitled to long service leave. The state long service leave obligations in the Long Service Leave Act apply to most WA businesses, including businesses covered by national modern awards. Under the Long Service Leave Act , full time, part time and casual employees are all entitled to long service leave. The...
Labour Relations
Department News
06 Aug 2018
All businesses which employ children must comply with the laws on where, when and at what age children can be employed. The Children and Community Services Act 2004 regulates employment of children in Western Australia and these laws apply to all employers throughout the State. In most industries, children under 15 cannot be employed unless they are working in a family business run by a relative...
Labour Relations
Department News
30 Jul 2018
WorkSafe is conducting a proactive inspection program to look at safety issues in WA’s sports and recreation activity workplaces. The program will continue until the end of the 2018/19 financial year, and will include sports and recreation clubs and large sports and recreation grounds and facilities. WorkSafe Director Sally North said today there had been an increase in the number of long-term...
WorkSafe
Media release
27 Jul 2018
WorkSafe has issued a further warning to carefully check High Risk Work Licences after discovering another falsified licence. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Ian Munns said today WorkSafe had recently been alerted to a licence that had been altered to include classes of high risk work for which the licence holder had not been trained. In this latest instance, a licence was presented to WorkSafe in the...
WorkSafe
Media release
23 Jul 2018
Wageline continues to be a valuable service for employers and employees in Western Australia. In the last financial year, Wageline had 1.5 million website visits, handled 16,000 calls and responded to nearly 1000 email enquiries from clients. Wageline has both state and national system clients, and helps national system employers and employees understand long service leave entitlements and the...
Labour Relations
Department News
16 Jul 2018
Many WA awards require employers to pay an employee working in certain regional towns a location allowance to compensate for the additional cost of living, climatic discomfort, and isolation in these towns. The location allowance is varied in accordance with the Consumer Price Index for the cost of living, excluding housing. The location allowance payable for each town has increased and is...
Labour Relations
Department News
03 Jul 2018
The 1 July 2018 pay rates are now available on the Minimum pay rates for award free employees page and the WA award summaries page of the Wageline website. If you are covered by a WA award that does not have a Wageline summary, check the new rates in the award on the WA Industrial Relations Commission website when available or contact Wageline on 1300 655 266. The state minimum wage for award...
Labour Relations
Department News
26 Jun 2018
Today the WA Industrial Relations Commission increased the state minimum wage for adult award free employees and all pay rates in WA awards effective from the first pay period on or after 1 July 2018. The Commission has awarded a $18 per week increase in the state minimum wage for award free employees, lifting it to $726.90 per week. WA award rates of pay will also increase by $18 per week...
Labour Relations
Department News
13 Jun 2018
Rand Transport (1986) Pty Ltd was handed a $45,000 fine and a $2900 costs penalty in the Perth Magistrate Court following serious ammonia gas burns to a contract worker. Rand, a cold storage food distributor, pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe workplace where contractors were not exposed to hazards. On 11 December 2014, during the construction of a dividing wall within a...
WorkSafe
Media release
30 May 2018
FGS Contracting Pty Ltd and the Director Ryan Wayne Franceschi, were fined today in the Perth Magistrate Court in relation to serious injuries caused to a 17 year old worker in Esperance. FGS Contracting Pty Ltd was fined $225,000 for failure to meet their duty to provide a safe workplace and for failing to ensure the correct high-risk work license. Additionally, Franceschi as the Director was...
WorkSafe
Media release
18 May 2018

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