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The noise levels of bench and pedestal grinders vary with the type of work being performed on the tool. Larger pieces of metal such as 50 mm angle iron will produce much more noise (typically 105 dB(...
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
14 May 2014
Demonstration engines used in training situations consist of an automobile engine mounted in a frame complete with an ignition system, fuel lines, radiator and associated piping, exhaust system and...
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
14 May 2014
Brushcutters are widely used by gardeners. They vary in size, power and quality. Some lightweight units are common around schools and parks. Heavy-duty powerful units are used by some specialists...
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
14 May 2014
Edgers are used in most workplaces that have lawns and employ gardeners. Edgers can be used for long periods of time and can exceed 85 dB(A). Hearing protection is required for operators of edgers...
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
14 May 2014
This educational article has been developed to assist in the management of noise from lawn mowers. Rotary lawn mower Introduction Rotary mowers range in noise levels from 84 to 94 dB(A) depending on...
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
21 May 2014
Chainsaws make rapid cutting of logs and tree pruning possible. They are widely used throughout government agencies, garden and park services, and in the primary industry sector. Petrol powered...
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
16 May 2014
This educational article has been developed to assist in the management of noise from combination machines. Maintenance Keep buzzer/thicknesser blades sharp. Use the correct type of saw blade with...
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
21 May 2014
Sample form for your own use to report accidents or incidents.
WorkSafe
Template
21 May 2014
This Guidance Note on the Elimination of Environmental Tobacco Smoke in the Workplace [NOHSC: 3019 (2003)] is intended to provide information and advice to employers, workers, unions, occupational...
WorkSafe
Guidance note
20 May 2014
This educational article has been developed to assist in the identification of occupational safety and health (OSH) hazards. The hazard identification tools were developed following interviews with...
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
21 May 2014

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Announcements

The Interim Report of the Ministerial Review of the State Industrial Relations System was published on 20 March 2018. The Interim Report outlines the issues arising out of a consideration of the Terms of Reference, stakeholder meetings and submissions to the Review, together with a set of proposed recommendations, for discussion and submissions, and particular issues for which further submissions...
Labour Relations
Department News
20 Mar 2018
Easter has arrived and before the long weekend begins employers should check their employment obligations for the Easter period. The Western Australian public holidays for the 2018 Easter period are: Good Friday - Friday 30 March Easter Monday - Monday 2 April Visit the Easter 2018 public holiday arrangement page for: An overview of the Easter public holiday payment arrangements for state system...
Labour Relations
Department News
28 Mar 2018
The Western Australian public holidays for the 2018 Easter period are: Good Friday - Friday 30 March Easter Monday - Monday 2 April While Easter Saturday is not considered a public holiday in Western Australia, some WA awards require employees to be paid additional rates on this day. To check if this applies to your situation visit the WA award summaries page or alternatively contact Wageline ...
Labour Relations
Department News
13 Mar 2018
The Wageline Newsletter March edition was sent today to approximately 5,000 subscribers, and has been published on the Wageline website. This edition features information about the upcoming Easter public holidays and what employers need to know about their employment obligations over this period, as well as a range of other critical information for state system employers. Wageline newsletter is...
Labour Relations
Department News
01 Mar 2018
Monday 5 March is the Labour Day public holiday. Employers should be aware of their employment obligations on this public holiday, including public holiday rates of pay. If an employee is covered by a WA award, check the relevant award on the WA award summaries page . Information about public holidays for award free employees is available on the Pay rates for public holidays page or for further...
Labour Relations
Department News
26 Feb 2018
The Easter period is rapidly approaching and it is important to understand the public holiday obligations for Easter. The Western Australian public holidays for the 2018 Easter period are: Good Friday - Friday 30 March Easter Monday - Monday 2 April Visit the Easter 2018 public holiday arrangements page for: An overview of the Easter public holiday payment arrangements for state system employers...
Labour Relations
Department News
23 Feb 2018
The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety is seeking feedback on a draft code of practice for mentally healthy workplaces for fly-in fly-out (FIFO) workers in the resources and construction sectors in Western Australia. The development of this code was in response to the recommendations and findings of the Legislative Assembly Education and Health Standing Committee final report on...
WorkSafe
Department News
16 Feb 2018
Wageline is participating in the Small Business Development Corporation Bizlik event for small business on Thursday 22 March 2018. The attached flyer has details on this free event for small business owners. Bizlink Flyer March 2018
Labour Relations
Event
15 Feb 2018
All state system employers are legally required to keep employment records. An employee can request to inspect his or her employment records by putting a formal written request to the employer. Employers must comply with this request and allow this to occur by the end of the next pay period after the employee makes the formal request. The Access to records page provides further information. Many...
Labour Relations
Department News
05 Feb 2018
The Children and Community Services Act 2004 regulates where, when, and at what age children can be employed 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 such as a parent, aunt, uncle or grandparent; performing professionally as an actor,...
Labour Relations
Department News
10 May 2021

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